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Fireworks Safety

Thursday, July 02, 2015
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The Fourth of July is a fun time to celebrate our nation's freedom with friends and family. A day at the lake, at a parade, grilling, and shooting off fireworks are traditions enjoyed by many. If you are shooting off your own fireworks this year, please be safe and use…

Diabetes - Going Low

Tuesday, June 09, 2015
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5 Facts to know about Going Low: Having a low blood sugar can be a scary situation. According to the American Diabetes Association, Hypoglycemia is a condition characterized by abnormally low blood glucose (blood sugar) levels, usually less than 70 mg/dl. However, it is important to talk to your health care provider about your individual blood glucose targets, and…

Ladies, Laugh Freely

Monday, June 01, 2015
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It happens to about 1/3 of women; leaking when laughing, coughing, sneezing, and physical activities. It's an embarrassing topic, but it can affect everyday life. Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is the most common type of urine leak. Leakage can be a few drops or enough to soak through your clothes. To…

Fasting FAQS

Monday, April 20, 2015
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When you're told to fast for a test, you may be confused what it all entails. You may fast for a test ordered by your doctor or for a test through Prairie Lakes' direct lab access program. The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science provides fasting FAQS below, if you…

Food Borne Diseases

Tuesday, April 07, 2015
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The World Health Organization (WHO) raises awareness for a public health concern every year for World Health Day. This year WHO is hoping to make a difference for those susceptible to food borne diseases. Know how food borne disease affect you: 1 ) More than 200 diseases are spread through food.…

Poison Prevention

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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Poisonings are more common, and more deadly, than what you realize. Over 700,000 drug related poisonings are reported from hospital emergency rooms each year and 35,000 poisonings cause deaths according to the US Department of Health & Human Services. Who's at Risk? Young children under the age of six are…

Alternative Recipes

Tuesday, March 03, 2015
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Did you know the American Heart Association recommends that Americans consume less than 1,500 mg/day sodium? 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…

Lung Cancer and High Altitude

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
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Recently researchers have discovered that people living in places at higher altitude have lower rates of getting lung cancer than those who live at sea level. The reason for this seems pretty simple, it all has to do with oxygen intake. According to the research taken for every 3,300 foot…

The Benefits of Yoga

Tuesday, January 06, 2015
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Yoga is a great exercise for many reasons, but a recent study shows it can lower blood pressure and drop bad cholesterol. The research shows that doing the downward dog could be almost as good as biking and walking. The study found that doing yoga lowered cholesterol, blood pressure and…

The Measles - What Is It?

Friday, January 02, 2015
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Measles has been in the news lately and the disease has hit close to home with six cases in Davison County. Now is a great opportunity to learn about the disease and how to best protect your family. What is measles? Measles is an acute, highly contagious viral disease capable…