Health & Wellness Blog

Diabetes Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 15, 2018
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The holidays bring comfort and joy... but they may also bring unwanted, added weight. This season our dietitians have you covered with delicious, healthy recipes. In honor of November being Diabetes Awareness Month, all recipes are diabetes friendly.  Meal: Herb-Roasted Turkey, Half-Mashed Potatoes, Stuffed Brussel Sprout Bites, and Sage Stuffing:…

What is sepsis?

Saturday, November 10, 2018
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According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than 7 million people get sepsis each year in the U.S and about 270,000 die from sepsis each year. Sepsis death can be prevented with rapid diagnosis and treatment. Sepsis is a life threatening illness caused by your body's response to an infection.  Sepsis…

How to Help Vertigo

Thursday, August 23, 2018
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As published in the Public Opinion on August 22.  Have you ever rolled over in bed or tipped your head back and felt like the room was spinning?  Then you probably experienced a common form of dizziness called vertigo. Vertigo is defined as a false sense of movement or spinning. …

The Loss of Bladder Control

Friday, July 06, 2018
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Urinary incontinence, the loss of bladder control, is a common complaint among women, but it is not normal.  The most common type of urinary incontinence is stress urinary incontinence which occurs with an increase in abdominal pressure such as laughing, coughing, sneezing, movement and exercise.  While leaking urine is a…

Protect Your Family from West Nile

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
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Mosquitos really become a bother in the middle of summer and we begin to worry about the West Nile Virus. This season the first confirmed case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in South Dakota was June 5. How can you get rid of these pesky mosquitos and reduce your risk…

New Blood Pressure Guidelines

Monday, May 07, 2018
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Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood. If this pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage the body in many ways; including, coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease. High blood pressure is a…

About Testicular Cancer

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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In the U.S., over 8,500 cases of testicular cancer are diagnosed each year.  It is highly curable, even if it has spread to other areas of the body at diagnosis. Testicular cancer is generally uncommon; however it is the most common type of cancer in men ages 15-35 years.  According…

Learn About Healthcare Planning

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is offering a free educational session available for the public to learn about advanced directives. Advanced directives are forms that outline the care individuals would like to receive or not receive if he or she is unable to express their desires for healthcare. The session ÔÇťAdvanced…

10 Symptoms of a Cold vs the Flu

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Many times it is hard to tell whether we have a cold…

Give the Gift of Health

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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It's only $45 to give the gift of a Target Heart or Stroke Screen this holiday season. Consider Target Heart or Stroke Screen if any of the following risk factors apply: Family history of heart disease or stroke  High cholesterol History of smoking High blood pressure Overweight High stress levels Sedentary lifestyle Diabetes Postmenopausal female…
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