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Would Aquatic Therapy Help Me?

Thursday, July 09, 2020
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
The HydroWorx 2000 Series aquatic therapy pool is a part of Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Services in Watertown. The therapy pool is designed to reduce pain, improve range of motion and enhance rehabilitation outcomes. Stacey Thury, Physical Therapist and Kristine DeBerg, Physical Therapy Assistant answer some frequently asked questions (FAQs) during the video below.  Therapy Pool…

Protect Your Family from West Nile

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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Mosquitos really become a bother in the middle of summer and we begin to worry about the West Nile Virus. How can you get rid of these pesky mosquitos and reduce your risk of West Nile Virus transmission? Here are some tips from the South Dakota Department of Health: Apply…

Recommended Sunscreen

Monday, June 29, 2020
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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,…

Salads and Sides with Sneaky Calories

Friday, June 26, 2020
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Salads are often viewed under a health halo, but many come in large portions and are loaded with high calorie ingredients. Looking for salads that come with grilled or roasted meats, legumes as the protein source, or seafood rather than fried or “crispy” meats can cut down on added calories…

Rethink Your Drinks

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
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While food choices are important, there's increasing evidence that many of us are also drinking our way to health problems. Often times sugary drinks such as Gatorade, juice, regular soda, sweetened tea, specialty coffee drinks, and energy drinks are consumed in larger amounts than water resulting in weight gain from…

Why have a lung screening?

Monday, June 22, 2020
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Dr. Svien Senne, Pulmonologist answers some common questions about lungs and breathing. He explains lung screenings, which is for people who are 55 - 79 years of age with no symptoms or people who have smoked more than "30 pack years", which is the number of packs per day times…

Healthful Habits to Improve Recovery

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
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How we eat, drink, and move our bodies is important for physical and mental health. When you are sick, good nutrition and self-care are often the last things on your mind. However, this is the perfect time to keep your healthy routines, even when you do not feel hungry or…

Know Pain, Know Gain (Presentation Included!)

Thursday, April 30, 2020
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If you stepped on a rusty nail, how would you know about it? Do you have eyes in the bottom of your foot to help see the nail? No, you would feel the nail in your foot, and what do you think you would feel? Hopefully you would feel pain.…

Home Safety for Individuals at High Risk for COVID-19

Monday, April 27, 2020
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During this pandemic, there are a lot of unknowns. With the unknowns, there are safety concerns, especially involving the elderly. The best way to decrease the spread of COVID-19 is to maintain social distancing as well as social isolating yourself if you are a high risk individual. Being able to…

Advance Medical Directives (Presentation Included!)

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
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The fear and uncertainty we all are feeling related to COVID-19 is real, and it is understandable. During so much uncertainty, one thing you can control is who speaks for you if you cannot speak for yourself. During your life there may come a time when you or a member…
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