Health & Wellness Blog

What Can Occupational Therapy Do For You?

Thursday, April 18, 2024
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Occupational therapy means helping people of all ages to do the things they need to do, want to do, are expected to do, and more importantly, what they love to do. What is occupational therapy? Occupational therapy is a science-driven, evidence-based profession that enables people of all ages to participate…

Plantar Fasciitis: Steps to Remedy a Common Foot Health Concern

Monday, April 08, 2024
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Being that April is Foot Health Awareness Month, the shoe fits to share information about a common foot health issue - plantar fasciitis  Plantar Fasciitis is a common disorder in the foot, typically starting at middle age and could get worse as adults age. The condition is typically characterized by…

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Monday, March 11, 2024
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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and in order to raise awareness for colon screenings, the team at the Prairie Lakes General Surgery Clinic shares some tips in the video below.

Kidney Health & You

Tuesday, March 05, 2024
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Did you know one in three Americans is at risk for developing kidney disease and two common conditions, high blood pressure and diabetes, are the leading causes? March is National Kidney Month, during which the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) urges Americans to learn more about their kidneys and to take steps…

What to Expect When Our Team Cares for You in the ER

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
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When you arrive to the Prairie Lakes Emergency Room (ER), you are likely in pain, scared, confused, anxious, overwhelmed, or a combination of these emotions and others. The Emergency Care team at Prairie Lakes is trained and prepared to help you navigate the process of receiving emergency care with experienced doctors,…

Car Seat Safety Reminders

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
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Car Seat Checkup   Motor vehicle crashes claim the lives of more than 12 children each week.  To best protect your child, choose a safety seat that fits your vehicle, fits your child, and that you will use correctly every time. Right Seat:  This is an easy one. Check the label…

Demystifying Fibromyalgia: Understanding Chronic Pain

Thursday, February 22, 2024
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Explanation Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. However, it remains a rather mysterious condition with no known cure. The exact cause is still unknown, but researchers believe it is due to a combination of genetic, environmental, and psychological factors. Fibromyalgia involves generalized pain all…

Understanding Restless Leg Syndrome

Monday, January 29, 2024
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Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder that is often misunderstood and goes undiagnosed. It is characterized by an overwhelming urge to move the legs and accompanied by uncomfortable sensations. Patients describe these sensations as crawling, itching, tingling, or aching. These symptoms are most prevalent during periods of inactivity,…

January's "New Year, New You!" Health & Wellness Challenge

Tuesday, January 09, 2024
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It's a New Year, Time for a New, Healthier You! Small daily choices can have huge impacts on your life. A new year is the perfect opportunity to embrace a healthy lifestyle change this month. The goal in this January challenge is to focus on goal setting that will set…

Walking Once A Day To Keep The Doctor Away

Wednesday, January 03, 2024
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Everyone is told that exercise is important for their health, but what if you have a busy schedule and can’t fit in an hour-long gym session? Or what if you can’t physically run or do intense workouts? Or if the costs and commitments of a gym membership keep you away…
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