Health & Wellness Blog

Head & Neck Cancers Q&A

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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-Posting last reviewed by Dr. Mancell, September 2020. In observance of Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, Dr. Jered Mancell of Prairie Lakes Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic has answered common questions on the topic. If you are experiencing any of the mentioned symptoms Dr. Mancell…

Free Sibling Prep Class

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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This one hour program is designed for children age 3 and older to attend with a parent. The program will help them prepare for the arrival of a new baby in the home. Siblings maintain a very important role in the family, both before and after the arrival of the new…

Beat Diabetes

Thursday, April 07, 2016
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Did you know as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes by 2050 if present trends continue?  Many live with or know someone who lives with diabetes.  We encourage you to know the facts and help beat diabetes.  "In March of 2016 I “celebrated” my 30 year…

Recipes from Our Dietitians

Monday, February 29, 2016
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Over 300 of Ladies Night Out 2016 attendees enjoyed tasting and learning about recipes that can be substituted for store bought favorites from our dietitians and Chef Rob. Now it's your turn. In honor of Nutrition Month this March, try making a few of our dietitian approved recipes at home: Mexican…

Diabetes - Insulin Myths

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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Determining what you know or think you know about insulin is truth or myth. Myth: Insulin cures diabetes. Currently there is no cure for diabetes.  Instead, insulin is a method of controlling diabetes.  Insulin supplements what the beta cells of the pancreas cannot make.  Insulin converts glucose into energy and…

How to Deal with Congestion

Monday, February 01, 2016
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Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery specialist Dr. Jered Mancell was a guest panelist on the show Prairie Doc, broadcasted on SDPB. The panel covered the topic "How to Deal with Congestion" and also included Allergists Dr. Luzier and Dr. Maclean Smith. Watch the show: Read More: Dr. Jered Mancell

Correct Your Selfie

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
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Stand in the mirror and take a selfie. Now straighten up! Your posture that is.  Slouching isn’t only bad for your health, it makes you look heavier too. Improve your selfie and your health by practicing better posture! The more you practice, the less it’ll feel awkward. As you develop stronger muscles, good posture…

Palliative Care FAQS

Thursday, November 19, 2015
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How does Palliative care differ from traditional medical care? The two aren't mutually exclusive, but the focus or emphasis differs in several ways: Primary goal of medical therapy = Cure (traditional) vs Relief of suffering (palliative) Symptoms = clues to diagnosis/disease activity (treatment) vs entities in themselves (palliative) Object of…

Diabetes Myths

Friday, November 13, 2015
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There are a lot of myths out there about diabetes – it's time to set the record straight. Myth: It’s possible to have “just a touch” or a “little bit” of diabetes. Fact:  There is no such thing.  Everybody with diabetes runs the risk of serious complications. Myth:  Diabetes is…

1 in 8

Friday, October 16, 2015
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1 in 8 women born today will have breast cancer sometime within their life. You may have heard that statistic before, but do you realize the weight of it? It means based off the 2010 census, statistically speaking 1,287 female residents of Watertown will fight breast cancer. That number is…