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Top 5 Wellness Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle

Trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle can seem challenging, especially if you're dealing with chronic pain or other medical issues. Here are five wellness tips that anyone can adopt for a healthier lifestyle.
Feb 21st, 2024

How to Fight the Fentanyl Crisis

Illicit fentanyl use and overdoses are on the rise. Discover what we can do to combat the fentanyl crisis—and how Valley Medical can help.
Nov 13th, 2023

Valley Medical in the News

A major Rochester TV station and newspaper are covering the opening of Valley Medical's new Rochester clinic.
Aug 3rd, 2023

What to Do If You Have COVID Symptoms

If you have COVID symptoms or think you've been exposed to someone with COVID, what should you do? It's all about COVID testing, isolating, and taking care of yourself.
Dec 7th, 2022

Our Minneapolis Clinic is Moving!

VMW's Minneapolis clinic is moving! Our new location is 2847 Johnson St. NE, Minneapolis, MN. The new clinic opens on December 19th.
Dec 5th, 2022

10 Great Tips for Dealing with COVID During Holiday Gatherings

The holidays are upon us and with them all manner of holiday gatherings. How can you stay safe from COVID while gathering with friends, family, and co-workers over the holidays? Here are 10 tips for dealing with COVID during holiday gatherings.
Nov 30th, 2022

10 Tips for Returning to the Office After COVID

If you've been working remotely during the COVID crisis, returning to the office can be a major adjustment. Here are 10 tips to help you more easily transition back to in-person work.
Nov 22nd, 2022

COVID Testing for Travelers

Vacation and business travel can expose you to COVID, which is why COVID testing for travelers is important.
Nov 16th, 2022

COVID or the Flu? Testing Will Tell You

If you have cold-like symptoms, get a combined COVID and flu test at Valley Medical and Wellness so you can get the right treatment for what you have.
Nov 9th, 2022
Valley Medical and Wellness New Bemidji Location

New Bemidji Clinic Now Open!

Valley Medical and Wellness' new Bemidji location is now open! This new clinic focuses on MAT services for substance abuse.
Aug 1st, 2022

No More Need For Viewed Urine Drug Tests!

Looking for a solution to compliance issues with urine drug testing for your clients? VMW's Human ID helps reduce barriers to urine drug testing via a one-time cheek swab that creates a unique genetic profile for each client to match to their results!
Jun 28th, 2022

COVID-19+Flu Testing for Symptomatic Individuals

2021 Flu Season and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic can make it difficult to know what is causing your symptoms. Valley Medical and Wellness is offering COVID-19+Flu testing for symptomatic individuals using their insurance.
Nov 19th, 2021

October Is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

Through Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) and counseling, Valley Medical is committed to breaking the cycle of substance abuse by helping those struggling with chemical dependence and co-occurring mental health conditions overcome the effects of addiction.
Oct 14th, 2021

Recognizing National Addiction Treatment Week

National Addiction Treatment Week (October 19 - 25th) hopes to increase awareness of the gap in certified addiction medicine care and treatment and aims to shed light on the critical need for clinicians to enter the field of addiction medicine.
Oct 19th, 2020

September is Pain Awareness Month

Valley Medical and Wellness strives to improve the quality of life of those suffering from chronic pain through a comprehensive approach focusing on overall wellness along with progressive and knowledgeable medical treatments.
Sep 8th, 2020

Press Release: Covid-19 Testing

All patients tested at Valley Medical and Wellness since we first opened our Covid-19 testing centers have been able to receive their results within 1 day of testing.
Aug 27th, 2020

Valley Medical Featured in City Pages!

Valley Medical is proud to share the recent City Pages feature by Susan Du about our continued efforts to fight the opioid epidemic while also tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. Check it out!
May 26th, 2020

Covid-19 Communication to Our Patients and Community

You have likely heard information in the news, at work, or in your community about the coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19. Learn more about what Valley Medical and Wellness is doing to protect our patients and support our staff
Mar 13th, 2020

Opioids for Pain Relief: Weighing the Risks and Benefits

Pain is one of those things that we can’t wait to get rid of. No matter where the pain is coming from, it interferes with everything good in life, limits our activities, and makes us feel ill. Are opioids the best way to treat chronic pain?
Dec 29th, 2019

Common diseases that cause neck pain in adults: part 1

Having occasional neck pain, especially after doing strenuous physical activity, sitting for a long time, or waking up from a bad sleeping angle, isn’t unheard of and doesn’t usually raise an alarm. In fact, research has shown that neck pain is common...
Dec 11th, 2019

Diabetic Nerve Pain: What You Should Know

Diabetes has been a growing health concern affecting over 30 million people in the United States. In fact, according to the American Diabetes Association, this “lifestyle” disease was the 7th leading cause of death in the country in 2015...
Nov 27th, 2019

Are Headaches and Migraines the Same?

Headaches and migraines are both common conditions experienced by people of all age groups. Headaches, while at times can be very severe,may sometimes be so severe that it can be mistaken for a migraine,...
Nov 16th, 2019

Understanding Phantom Pain

Phantom pain happens when an individual experiences pain and sensation in a body part or organ that are no longer physically present. It's most common among people who have had an amputation or a breast removal surgery...
Sep 29th, 2019

Heroin Addiction: Health Impact

Heroin addiction is on the rise among adults between the ages of 18-25. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the number of people using heroin for the first time doubled within a period of 10 years,...
Sep 25th, 2019

Tips to Avoid An Alcohol Dependence

Alcohol dependence can develop and take over your life if you're not careful about the choices you make. In the U.S., 1 in 13 adults develops alcohol problems in their youth, which can lead to other substance abuse issues,...
Aug 23rd, 2019

Now open in Woodbury!

We are now open in the East Metro! In Woodbury, just east of 494 and Valley Creek Road, our third clinic offers services for pain, addiction, and wellness.
Aug 5th, 2019

Pain Management Options for Opioid Addicts

Opiates are drugs used to treat pain acquired from the opium plant. These substances are highly addictive and carry a high risk for opiate addiction for whoever takes them for a prolonged period, even if they are used as prescribed...
Jul 24th, 2019

Opioid Abuse and Addiction Treatment

Opioids, oftentimes also called narcotics, are a type of drug. They include strong prescription pain relievers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and tramadol. The illegal drug heroin is also an opioid...
Jun 29th, 2019

15 Important Back Pain Facts You Should Know

The back is a complex structure of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles. You can sprain ligaments, sprain muscles, rupture disks, and irritate joints, all of which can cause back pain. Even though sports injuries or accidents can cause back pain,...
Jun 27th, 2019

Pain Management for Back Pain and Scoliosis

Chronic back pain can limit your daily productivity. If not managed properly, it can lead to disability later in life. The doctors in our Pain Clinic in Minneapolis and Burnsville have years of experience dealing with a variety of back pain cases...
May 30th, 2019