Fairview Lakes news and events

Fairview Lakes Auxiliary invites the community to its annual Spring Salad Luncheon and Boutique from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 3 at St. Bridget’s of Sweden Catholic Church in Lindstrom.

A wide variety of salads will be served in addition to hot dish, rolls, dessert and beverage for only $8. The Boutique opens at 10:30 a.m., featuring handcrafted items including purses, aprons, jewelry, cards and much more.

Advance tickets are available in the gift shop at Fairview Lakes Medical Center in Wyoming, or you can purchase a ticket at the door. Proceeds of the annual event are used to enhance patient care.

Speaker to address acid reflux treatment

Mario Potvin, MD, will speak on treating gastroesophogeal reflux disease, also known as acid reflux or GERD, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2 in Conference Room B at Fairview Lake Medical Center.

A general surgeon on staff, Potvin sees patients in the Specialty Clinic at the medical center. Individuals who suffer from GERD and their family members are welcome to attend, as is the general public.

Gastroesophogeal reflux disease happens when stomach acid comes up into the esophagus, damaging the mucous membranes of the throat. GERD is usually caused when the muscle that holds the top of the stomach closed stops working properly. This condition, known as a hiatal hernia, allows stomach contents (gastric reflux) to rise up into the throat. New treatments now exist for treating this chronic condition.

No registration is necessary for the free program May 2, sponsored by Fairview Lakes Community Health Outreach in collaboration with the Chisago Lakes, North Branch and Forest Lakes area school community education programs. For more information contact Carla Norelius at 651-257-8806.

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