Health & Wellness Blog

How to Help Vertigo

Thursday, August 23, 2018
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As published in the Public Opinion on August 22.  Have you ever rolled over in bed or tipped your head back and felt like the room was spinning?  Then you probably experienced a common form of dizziness called vertigo. Vertigo is defined as a false sense of movement or spinning. …

The Loss of Bladder Control

Friday, July 06, 2018
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Urinary incontinence, the loss of bladder control, is a common complaint among women, but it is not normal.  The most common type of urinary incontinence is stress urinary incontinence which occurs with an increase in abdominal pressure such as laughing, coughing, sneezing, movement and exercise.  While leaking urine is a…

New Blood Pressure Guidelines

Monday, May 07, 2018
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Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood. If this pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage the body in many ways; including, coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease. High blood pressure is a…

About Testicular Cancer

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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-Posting last reviewed by Dr. Lanctin, March 2020 In the U.S., over 8,500 cases of testicular cancer are diagnosed each year.  It is highly curable, even if it has spread to other areas of the body at diagnosis. Testicular cancer is generally uncommon; however it is the most common type…

Learn About Healthcare Planning

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is offering a free educational session available for the public to learn about advanced directives. Advanced directives are forms that outline the care individuals would like to receive or not receive if he or she is unable to express their desires for healthcare. The session “Advanced…

10 Symptoms of a Cold vs the Flu

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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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…

Steps to Relieve Urination Discomfort

Monday, November 20, 2017
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Frequency, urgency, and pain on urination are symptoms of inflammation or irritation. These symptoms can be caused by a UTI (bacterial infection) or substances in the urine causing irritation to the lining of the bladder or urethra. UTIs can be treated by antibiotics. But irritation of the bladder or urethra…

Cancer Support Group Now Available

Sunday, October 01, 2017
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Prairie Lakes Cancer Center is introducing a new cancer support group for the Watertown area community. The support group is open to those living with cancer, those who’ve survived and caregivers. The group will meet the fourth Tuesday of every month (subject to change for holidays) at 5:30 pm in…

Dietitian Approved Grilling

Monday, August 28, 2017
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In South Dakota we love to enjoy the warm summer months while we can. One way to do this is to grill our favorite foods and family recipes. Sometimes the foods we grill can be high in fat or sodium, especially if they are processed meats or contain added prepared…

The Benefits of ACL C.A.M.P.

Monday, May 22, 2017
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Dr. Tyler Turbak and I have completed the first round of ACL C.A.M.P. and were lucky enough to work with some pretty awesome kids during the 6-week injury prevention program. Attendance was high, the effort was great, and the kids seemed to have almost as much fun as Tyler and…