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Would Aquatic Therapy Help Me?

Thursday, July 09, 2020
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
The HydroWorx 2000 Series aquatic therapy pool is a part of Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Services in Watertown. The therapy pool is designed to reduce pain, improve range of motion and enhance rehabilitation outcomes. Stacey Thury, Physical Therapist and Kristine DeBerg, Physical Therapy Assistant answer some frequently asked questions (FAQs) during the video below.  Therapy Pool…

Prairie Lakes Elects New Officers and Board Members

Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Published in News and Announcements
The Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Board of Directors elected officers and elected new board members at its annual meeting in May. Officers are Chair Robb Peterson, Vice President Shan Kruse, Treasurer Mike Luken, Secretary Vince Foley, and Past Chair Jim Redlinger. New board members Kristen Henderson, Paul Macek, and Scott…

Foundation Cancels BASH 2020

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Published in News and Announcements
Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation’s Board of Directors has made a decision, for the safety of the guests and staff, to cancel BASH 2020.  This decision took careful consideration and follows COVID-19 Pandemic guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.) BASH is an annual gala fundraising event hosted…

Protect Your Family from West Nile

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
Mosquitos really become a bother in the middle of summer and we begin to worry about the West Nile Virus. How can you get rid of these pesky mosquitos and reduce your risk of West Nile Virus transmission? Here are some tips from the South Dakota Department of Health: Apply…

Recommended Sunscreen

Monday, June 29, 2020
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
The hot summer months are now upon us, and we are all eager to get outside to enjoy the sunshine.  But along with the warm weather comes exposure to the sun’s harmful rays, which can increase your risk for sunburn, early signs of skin aging, and most dangerous of all,…

Salads and Sides with Sneaky Calories

Friday, June 26, 2020
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
Salads are often viewed under a health halo, but many come in large portions and are loaded with high calorie ingredients. Looking for salads that come with grilled or roasted meats, legumes as the protein source, or seafood rather than fried or “crispy” meats can cut down on added calories…

Rethink Your Drinks

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
While food choices are important, there's increasing evidence that many of us are also drinking our way to health problems. Often times sugary drinks such as Gatorade, juice, regular soda, sweetened tea, specialty coffee drinks, and energy drinks are consumed in larger amounts than water resulting in weight gain from…

New Nutritional Services Manager

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Published in News and Announcements
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System and Sodexo, the provider of nutritional and environmental services at PLHS, are pleased to announce a new Nutritional Services Manager, Kathie Manzey. Kathie Manzey has 16 years experience in the food industry through owning and operating a catering business. In her spare time, Manzey enjoys spending…

Community Briefings: Watertown Area Task Force

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Representatives from vital city and county organizations have unified to provide the community coronavirus updates. The current state changes rapidly, and this task force encourages our community to stay updated with reputable information through updates like the briefings below and education from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.   …

Direct Access Antibody Tests at Prairie Lakes

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) now offers direct access IgG Antibody Testing for the virus associated with COVID-19. It is only advised for people who believe they had COVID-19 at a minimum of 8–10 days ago. This test is not intended to be used to diagnose a current infection of COVID-19.…
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