Health & Wellness Blog

The Risk of Heart Failure

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Do you know 6 million Americans live with heart failure?  Heart failure is a chronic and progressive disease that means your heart isn't pumping well and is unable to provide the body everything it needs. Many are aware that heart failure is a cause of death for many Americans, but…

Twelve Weeks to a Healthier You

Thursday, December 29, 2016
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This year keep your resolution going and change to a healthier lifestyle. Our Registered Dietitians will focus on boosting your overall health during a twelve week program, CORE4 TM.  Whether it’s changing your eating habits, understanding your metabolism or tracking your progress, CORE4 TM is the multifaceted program that will…

Stretches to relieve muscles from sitting

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
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Traveling far distances. Working at a desk. Binging on your favorite show. Spectating a game. All are examples when we are apt to sit for prolonged periods of time. It is important to remember to keep ourselves moving, most of us have heard that advice before. But when you need…

Break the Chain of Infection

Monday, October 17, 2016
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There are many different germs and infections that can be spread from person to person.  To prevent germs from infecting more people, we must break the chain of infection. How can you help break the chain of infection? -Wash your hands regularly, -Stay up to date on your vaccines (including…

Cholesterol - Why It Matters

Monday, September 26, 2016
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High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke. Excess cholesterol can form plaque between layers of artery walls, making it harder for your heart to circulate blood. Plaque can break open and cause blood clots. If a clot blocks an…

Preventing Osteoporosis and Building Stronger Bones

Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Osteoporosis is a disease in which bone density and quality of bone are reduced.  The loss of bone occurs silently and progressively.  Often there are no symptoms until the first fracture occurs.  Genetic factors play a significant roll in determining whether an individual is at heightened risk of osteoporosis.  The…

Testosterone Q&A

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Dr. Henri Lanctin of Prairie Lakes Urology Clinic has answered common questions regarding Men's Health: Is there a relationship between testosterone level and overall health in men? What is testosterone? Testosterone is the male sex hormone that has an impact on sexual development and function, muscle strength, bone density, and…

Health and Fit Tips

Thursday, June 09, 2016
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As a physical therapist, I do my best to adopt healthy habits because of my position to serve as an advocate and role model for my patients. You may ask yourself “What exactly is a “healthy” lifestyle and where/how do I begin making changes?” Listed below are some basic recommendations…

Foot Health

Monday, April 25, 2016
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In recognition of Foot Health Awareness Month we encourage you to think about your feet! "Foot health is not only important in people with diabetes, it’s important for everyone. When you think about what you do in a day, feet are always involved. Whether it’s at your job, doing activities…

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…