What is Aphasia?
Aphasia is a communication impairment affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write. Aphasia is the result of an injury to the brain, most commonly from a stroke or head injury. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), there are an estimated 180,000 new…Read More
Care and Recovery Are Sweeter Close to Home
When it came time to replace a failing hip in June 2015, Barbara Sweet traveled to Duluth and Rochester to have her replacement procedure done. “The social worker from Spooner Health arranged all the transportation,” Barbara recalls. “They made it very easy. After my surgery, I was happy that I could get back to Spooner…Read More
Five-Star Speech Therapy
When a scratchy throat just persisted to the point where it was affecting his voice, Tom Castagneri went looking for answers. After all, his Italian heritage practically commanded that he talk – a lot! He saw his primary care provider, Dr. Jeff Eichten, at Essentia Health-Spooner Clinic and was referred to Dr. Glickstein, an otolaryngologist…Read More