Health & Wellness Blog

Gout: A Painful Arthritis

Monday, July 15, 2024
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Gout is a chronic and painful type of arthritis that affects many people around the world. It is a form of inflammatory arthritis that is caused by excess uric acid crystals in the joints. Uric acid is made naturally by the body and found in certain foods. Symptoms When uric…

Let's Talk About Menopause - An Interview with Lindsey Barthel, DNP

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
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Menopause is the one thing that effects all women of a certain age, but many are too embarrassed to talk about! Lindsey Barthel, DNP at Prairie Lakes Brown Clinic recently sat down with Watertown Radio's KWAT to discuss menopause and other common health concerns for woman in the hopes of…

Preventing Fireworks-Related Injuries & ER Visits

Tuesday, June 25, 2024
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Enjoying fireworks in the driveway or nearby field might seem like a festive and traditional way to celebrate summer and Independence Day. However, thousands of people, most of them children, teens and young adults, are injured each year while using fireworks. Most of these injuries happen in the weeks around…

Summertime Swimming Safety Tips

Thursday, June 20, 2024
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The summer season has officially started meaning many of us are planning to take a refreshing dip or let the kids splash around in the cool water in the next few months. However, there are serious dangers, especially for children, in and around water. Drowning is the leading cause of…

Grilling Safety Tips Just in Time for Father's Day

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
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Grilling Safety Tips Barbecuing is a great way to spend time with family and friends, but remember that if not used properly, grills and BBQs can be dangerous. According to National Parks Service grills and BBQs account for about 8,200 fires each year in the United States, resulting in 15…

Sunscreen Tips with Abby Gietzen, PA - Dermatology

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
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In an interview with KXLG Radio, Abby Gietzen, PA - Dermatology shares her thoughts on sun protection during these warm and sunny summer months.  Buying sunscreen is like buying make-up: you have to try a lot of the different kinds before you find one that fits you and your family’s…

June is Men's Health Month

Tuesday, June 04, 2024
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With Father's Day coming up, it's the perfect opportunity to raise awareness for men's health and the various services Prairie Lakes Healthcare System provides to help men thrive in their everyday lives. Suggested screenings and services for men:  Colorectal screening Prostate exam Heart & Stroke screenings Lung Screening Sleep Apnea/Sleep…

Controlling Your Diabetes Condition

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
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Diabetes is a condition that affects many Americans and has been on the rise in recent decades. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are chronic conditions that require ongoing management and care. Properly managing this condition is crucial because uncontrolled diabetes can lead to serious health complications such as…

Spring Weather Has Arrived... Do You Know Where Your Nearest Storm Shelter Is?

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
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As the temperatures rise this spring, so do the chances of tornadoes and other extreme weather events.  If you are on the road, and realize a severe storm is closing in, drive immediately to the closest public storm shelter. In Codington County, there are several: Anza Soccer Complex: 1620 17th…

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…
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