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Heart Healthy Diets in 2022

Tuesday, January 04, 2022
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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States, resulting in approximately every 1 in 4 deaths.  Poor lifestyle choices can increase the risk of developing heart disease.  Get a good start on your New Year’s resolution by creating heart healthy habits to…

Next Blood Drive January 24th

Monday, December 27, 2021
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Community Blood Bank, a joint cooperative of Sanford USD Medical Center and Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD is diligently working to maintain an adequate blood supply for the 36 local hospitals it services, including Prairie Lakes Healthcare System.   Join us to donate blood on Monday, January 24th from 8:00…

Core 4 Program by Sodexo, Gain a Healthy Lifestyle-Early Bird Discount until 1/4

Monday, December 27, 2021
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Change your lifestyle, change your eating habits, change your attitude and change your life! Effective weight management isn’t just about losing pounds.  It’s about gaining a healthier, more rewarding lifestyle.  During this twelve-week program, our Registered Dietitians will focus on boosting your overall health, relying on proven scientific methods to…

Delicious Recipes for the Holiday Season!

Friday, December 17, 2021
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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. Enjoy more time with friends and family by taking the mystery out of what to eat this holiday season. Meal:  Orange Glazed Turkey with Potatoes &…

How Do I Know If Aquatic Therapy Is Right For Me?

Monday, December 06, 2021
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The properties of an aquatic environment can offer a variety of benefits depending on the individual’s needs. Are you experiencing weakness? Water is denser than air, therefore providing more resistance and making it an optimal environment for getting stronger. Do you have pain? The thermal properties of our 91 ̊…

Giving the Gift of Health

Wednesday, December 01, 2021
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It's only $45 to give the gift of a Target Heart or Stroke Screen. 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 Target Heart…

Lung Cancer and Available Lung Screenings, What to Know

Tuesday, November 02, 2021
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November is lung cancer awareness month.  This is important because lung cancer is a major cause of cancer death in the United States.  Thankfully, experts now agree that individuals at high risk should undergo screening for lung cancer in an attempt to increase the chance of catching lung cancer early…

Next Blood Drive November15th

Thursday, October 28, 2021
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Community Blood Bank, a joint cooperative of Sanford USD Medical Center and Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD is diligently working to maintain an adequate blood supply for the 36 local hospitals it services, including Prairie Lakes Healthcare System.   Join us to donate blood on Monday, November 15th from 8:00…

Infant Loss Remembrance 2021

Friday, October 15, 2021
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Infant loss is an unfortunate reality for many expectant parents as they look to grow their families.  Miscarriage and stillbirth are both terms describing pregnancy loss.  Miscarriage is defined as a loss before 20 weeks of pregnancy, while stillbirth is considered to be 20 weeks of gestation or later. Most…

Upcoming Blood Drive September 7th

Thursday, July 22, 2021
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Community Blood Bank, a joint cooperative of Sanford USD Medical Center and Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD is diligently working to maintain an adequate blood supply for the 36 local hospitals it services, including Prairie Lakes Healthcare System.   Join us to donate blood on Tuesday, September 7th from 8:00…
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