Health & Wellness Blog

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…

Hand Washing - ABC's

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
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Practice Healthy Hand Washing Hygiene.  A major and effective effort in preventing the spread of respiratory disease is simply washing your hands.  Follow the instructions in the video to make sure you are practicing healthy hand washing.  SOAP AND WATER HANDWASHING Wet hands first with warm water. Apply detergent soap…

Delicious, Dietitian Approved Recipes

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
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Ladies Night Out attendees enjoyed tasting and learning about recipes that can be substituted for store bought favorites. Now it's your turn. In honor of Nutrition Month this March, try making a few of our dietitian approved recipes at home by opening the recipe guide. Recipes presented by Registered Dietitians and…

Personalizing Your Birth Experience

Monday, January 20, 2020
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As a mom and her partner journey through pregnancy, they need to consider birthing options. Birth plans are a great tool to begin the process of deciding how they would like their labor experience to go. As their desires become known, it opens up a line of communication with their…

Why Do People Go Gluten Free?

Monday, January 13, 2020
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  Have you wondered what a gluten free diet is and why it is used? A gluten free diet has gained popularity in the United States making gluten free options abundant; however, it is often an unnecessary restriction. A gluten free diet is a way of eating that eliminates foods…

Symptoms to Help You Tell: Cold vs the Flu

Friday, January 10, 2020
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Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Many times it is hard to tell whether we have a cold…

Delicious Recipes for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 22, 2019
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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. In honor of November being Diabetes Awareness Month, all recipes are diabetes friendly.  Meal:  Herbed-Lemon Turkey with Wild Mushroom Gravy, Green Beans and Onions, and…

Caring for a Loved One

Friday, November 22, 2019
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Caring for a loved one at home can be rewarding. Prairie Lakes Home Health & Hospice understands it can also be physically and emotionally exhausting. Our staff encourages you to follow these tips for taking care of yourself- it’s important! Tips: By taking care of yourself, you are also making…

Healthy Skin Tips

Monday, November 11, 2019
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November is Healthy Skin Month, Dr. Jeffrey Smith of Prairie Lakes Dermatology Clinic has helpful tips for the winter months. Dr. Smith is available to see patients with no referral from your doctor. Living in our region can be particularly hard on your skin, especially in the winter. Here are…