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How to Recover After a Heart Attack

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
 After a heart attack, stent placement, or cardiac surgery (coronary bypass surgery, angioplasty, or heart transplant) you will need to recover in a safe environment. Cardiac rehabilitation is a four-phase program to help patients help their hearts through exercise and education. In addition to an individualized exercise plan, you will also…

Ladies Night Out 2021 Update

Monday, February 22, 2021
Published in News and Announcements
For more than a decade Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has offered Ladies Night Out as a free event for women wanting to socialize, learn about health and wellness, and have fun.  In 2021 join us for a similar experience online on Friday, April 23. This year’s Ladies Night Out will…

Fjeldheim Completes Pain Science Fellowship

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Published in News and Announcements
Eric Fjeldheim, Physical Therapist with Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Services is one of only 20 fellows in the United States to complete the Fellowship in Pain Sciences through Evidence in Motion. Fjeldheim completed his Therapeutic Pain Specialist certification in 2018 to broaden the scope of practice available to people receiving rehabilitation…

New Young Athlete Walk-In Clinic

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Published in News and Announcements
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is proud to announce the Young Athlete Walk-in Clinic, a free clinic to screen student athletes with sports injuries and concerns. Sports injuries can happen to athletes of all ages. Elementary through high school-aged students can receive a free athletic screening for orthopedic injuries or concerns…

What is Nephrology?

Monday, February 15, 2021
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
Dr. Tina Melanson, Nephrologist interviews with Mike Tanner, News Director at KWAT. Mike and Dr. Melanson discuss her experience and passion to care for patients with complex kidney disorders. Learn about nephrology, kidneys, dialysis, and more during this KWAT original available like a podcast below.

What is Dysphagia?

Thursday, February 11, 2021
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
Dysphagia is a medical term used to describe when someone has problems chewing and/or swallowing their food or liquids. Many may have occasional difficulty swallowing when they eat too fast or don’t chew their food well enough, but occasional instances are not a cause for concern. However persistent dysphagia may…

Know Your Numbers

Monday, February 08, 2021
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a condition that affects millions of Americans. Hypertension is known as a silent condition, because it can be present without any symptoms.  According to the American Heart Association, nearly half of adults in the United States have hypertension, and 45% of these people do…

Dr. Melanson, SDAHO Healthcare Hero

Monday, February 08, 2021
Published in News and Announcements
Healthcare professionals across the globe are doing truly amazing and even heroic work every day. There is no doubt, COVID-19 has placed a brighter spotlight on the care and compassion these folks are providing during these unprecedented times. The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations applauds this week’s Healthcare Hero…

Heart Healthy Recipes

Monday, February 01, 2021
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
Almost half of the adults in America have high blood pressure.  One of the most important things to do when managing high blood pressure and other heart conditions is to eat a balanced diet with whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and lean protein sources. Prairie Lakes Healthcare System's Registered Dietitians through Sodexo…

ENT Interview with Dr. Mancell

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
Episode one of a new monthly series with Jim Aesop, the "Morning Man" at KXLG.  Jim had the opportunity to visit with Dr. Jered Mancell, one of Prairie Lakes Healthcare System's Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists. They discussed pediatric Ear, Nose, & Throat (ENT) and sinus conditions. ENT is a specialty…
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