Health & Wellness Blog

Healthy Grilling Recipe

Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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This week Prairie Lakes/Sodexo Dietitians bring you a healthy grilling recipe.  Enjoy with fresh produce for a delicious meal! "This recipe is high in lean protein with 28 g/protein per serving, low in saturated fat, and low in sodium but packed with flavor. You can substitute pork tenderloin if you are…

Geriatric Ear Conditions

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
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-Posting last reviewed by Dr. Mancell, September 2020. Dr. Jered Mancell of Prairie Lakes Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic has information for senior citizens on geriatric ear conditions. Geriatric is defined as patients of 65 years and older. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human…

Living By Yourself with Diabetes

Monday, August 03, 2015
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Home Alone – how to live by yourself with diabetes – and protect against lows.  Dizziness, shaking, sweating, hunger, nervousness –  symptoms of low blood sugar can awaken you in the middle of the night or creep up on you.  Confusion can set in quickly and be really frightening when…

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…