Health & Wellness Blog

Cancer Support Group Now Available

Sunday, October 01, 2017
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Prairie Lakes Cancer Center is introducing a new cancer support group for the Watertown area community. The support group is open to those living with cancer, those who’ve survived and caregivers. The group will meet the fourth Tuesday of every month (subject to change for holidays) at 5:30 pm in…

Upcoming Free Fall Events

Monday, September 11, 2017
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is offering educational classes and events open to the public in the upcoming weeks.   Look Good, Feel Better – Look Good…Feel Better meets at 4:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month at the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center. Please note September’s meeting is postponed until…

Dietitian Approved Grilling

Monday, August 28, 2017
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In South Dakota we love to enjoy the warm summer months while we can. One way to do this is to grill our favorite foods and family recipes. Sometimes the foods we grill can be high in fat or sodium, especially if they are processed meats or contain added prepared…

Rethink Your Drinks

Monday, July 24, 2017
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While food choices are important, there's increasing evidence that many of us are also drinking our way to weight 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…

Salads and Sides with Sneaky Calories

Monday, June 26, 2017
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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…

The Benefits of ACL C.A.M.P.

Monday, May 22, 2017
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Dr. Tyler Turbak and I have completed the first round of ACL C.A.M.P. and were lucky enough to work with some pretty awesome kids during the 6-week injury prevention program. Attendance was high, the effort was great, and the kids seemed to have almost as much fun as Tyler and…

When to Know You Need Help at Home

Monday, May 15, 2017
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As originally published in The Coteau Shopper According to the US Census Bureau, the number of people age 65 and older in the US is 47.8 million as of July 1, 2015. This group accounts for 14.9% of the total US population. As we age, people around us may begin to…

Diabetes Workshop

Friday, May 12, 2017
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Starting soon at PLHS is a Better Choices, Better Health® with Diabetes Workshop on Thursdays, May 25 – June 29, 2017, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm.  Better Choices, Better Health® with Diabetes workshops are for adults with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes (people with type 1 diabetes and caregivers welcome). Why Should…

What is Rosacea?

Monday, April 17, 2017
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Rosacea Awareness Month is here! April has been dedicated by the National Rosacea Society as Rosacea Awareness Month.  As the weather is starting to warm up and the sun is starting to shine, it's important to remember to protect your skin. One common side effect of sun exposure that is…

Good Skin Practices for Sun Safety

Wednesday, April 05, 2017
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There are many ways we are exposed to the sun during the day. It can be fun partaking in activities under the sun, but it is important to remember good skin care practices. One in five Americans will have skin cancer during their lifetime. I encourage everyone to follow the…
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