Health & Wellness Blog

PLHS Surgical Services Q & A

Wednesday, February 01, 2023
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Surgeons and Specialists throughout the region regularly use both the Prairie Lakes Hospital and Mallard Pointe Surgical Center to perform a variety of both inpatient and outpatient surgeries. The Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) Surgical Services team is trained in working with these surgeons and specialists to provide experienced and compassionate…

The Risks of Radon: Interview with Dr. Senne, Pulmonologist

Thursday, January 19, 2023
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January is Radon Action Month giving us a great opportunity to hear from Dr. Svien Senne, Pulmonologist, about the dangers of Radon and what we can do if we've been exposed. 

Meet The Doc: Dr. Kalaga Speaks with KWAT about Interventional Cardiology

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
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Dr. Ravi Kalaga joined Prairie Lakes Cardiology earlier this year and brings a wealth of experience to the team.  Recently, Dr. Kalaga spoke with KWAT about Interventional Cardiology and how the medical practice has advanced in the last 30 years resulting in fewer open-heart surgeries performed with the help of unblocking arteries…

COVID-19, RSV, and Influenza – Oh My!

Thursday, December 15, 2022
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You might be hearing about the “triple threat” of COVID-19, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), and Influenza affecting many populations across the United States.  So how is this “triple threat” of illnesses affecting our local area? COVID-19 According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reported positive cases of…

Dr. Joni Buechler Shares Her Journey to Prairie Lakes Cancer Center with KXLG

Thursday, December 08, 2022
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Dr. Joni Buechler recently joined KXLG and shared her incredible journey to the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center.  After growing up in a very small, rural town in North Dakota, becoming a doctor was never on Dr. Buechler's radar until she got into the healthcare industry first as an x-ray technician, then…

Dr. Johnston Speaks with KXLG about the Prairie Lakes Orthopedics Merger

Thursday, December 01, 2022
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Dr. Casey Johnston from Prairie Lakes Orthopedics spoke with KXLG about the recent merger between Prairie Lakes Healthcare System and Glacial Lakes Orthopaedics and how the Watertown community and surrounding areas are affected.  Dr. Johnston shared, "The merger and transition for us has been pretty seamless... we've been partners for…

Why We Eat: Emotions and Eating

Monday, November 21, 2022
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The holiday season is typically celebrated with good friends, family, and plenty of food. This can make it difficult for some to stay consistent with their healthy diet and lifestyle. When counseling patients for weight management, we talk about understanding why you’re eating. Emotional eating can quickly sabotage weight loss…

Going the Extra Mile For Our Rural Population

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
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The third Thursday of November is "National Rural Health Day" - a time to celebrate the selfless and hard-working spirit that prevails in rural communities.  Rural communities are excellent places to live, work, and raise a family which is why more than 61 million Americans chose a rural lifestyle. Providing…

David Feist, Physician's Assistant in Dermatology, Talks with KXLG About the Importance of Annual Skin Screening

Monday, November 14, 2022
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Our new Physician's Assistant in Dermatology, David Feist, recently spoke with KXLG about his own personal struggles with cystic acne which lead him to a profession in Dermatology. David has a long history with the Prairie Lakes Dermatology team and we're so proud to now have him with us full time. …

Headaches: A Common or Complex Problem?

Thursday, November 03, 2022
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A headache is a very common condition that almost every person has experienced at least once in their lifetime. It’s most described as a throbbing pain in your head that seems like it won’t stop and seems to hinder your thoughts and actions. Despite being prevalent in society, headaches can…
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