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Recovering Using Personalized Blood Flow Restriction

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation (P-BFR) is a technique used by physical therapists to assist individuals to increase strength with low-intensity exercises. P-BFR is ideal for an individual who is unable to tolerate the recommended amount of resistance or duration of exercise that is required to progress through rehabilitation. Their…

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…

Dietitian-approved Ice Cream Recipes

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
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Since July 18th is National Ice Cream Day, we have decided to provide you with some ice cream recipes that have something for everyone!  Ice cream can be part of a healthy diet when enjoyed in moderation. There are many varieties of ice cream making it easier to fit your…

Dietitian-approved Veggie Recipes

Thursday, June 10, 2021
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Since June 17th is National Eat Your Vegetable Day, we have decided to provide you with some vegetable recipes from the American Heart Association. Not only do they taste great, but they are also great for you! Our Prairie Lakes Healthcare System dietitians approve! Sides:  Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Vegetables, and…

Good Skin Practices for Sun Safety

Tuesday, June 08, 2021
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From Dr. Jeffrey Smith, Dermatologist: 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…

Memorial Butterfly Release

Tuesday, June 01, 2021
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Remember those who have passed, celebrate those who are living, and accept the changes and transitions that are occurring in our own lives. About this event The program will include a brief, nondenominational spiritual dedication by pastoral staff with Prairie Lakes Hospice and the release of the butterflies. You will…

Which sunscreen is the right one?

Tuesday, June 01, 2021
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The hot summer months are now upon us, and we are all eager to get outside to enjoy the sunshine.  But along with the warm weather comes exposure to the sun’s harmful rays, which can increase your risk for sunburn, early signs of skin aging, and most dangerous of all,…

Hospital Hill Run 2021

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
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The Hospital Hill Run is a 5K Timed Run and 5K or One-Mile Walk benefiting the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House on Saturday June 12th. Walk or run with friends and family while you raise money and awareness for the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House! Night or day, the Caring Club…

How safe is your home from fall risks?

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Did you know that 1 in 4 people aged 65+ fall each year according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)?  Scanning your own home is a good place to start, you can help make a difference! Ground-level falls are a common reason for a visit to the…

Farmer’s Lung

Monday, March 22, 2021
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“Farmer's lung” is known in medical terms of as hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) and can be compared to (but is different from) a severe allergic reaction.  There are other names for HP such as "bird fanciers lung ", “cheese washer’s lung” and “hot tub lung” -- the only difference is the…
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