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Protect Your Family from West Nile

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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Mosquitos really become a bother in the middle of summer and we begin to worry about the West Nile Virus. How can you get rid of these pesky mosquitos and reduce your risk of West Nile Virus transmission? Here are some tips from the South Dakota Department of Health: Apply…

Salads and Sides with Sneaky Calories

Friday, June 26, 2020
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Salads are often viewed under a health halo, but many come in large portions and are loaded with high calorie ingredients. Looking for salads that come with grilled or roasted meats, legumes as the protein source, or seafood rather than fried or “crispy” meats can cut down on added calories…

Rethink Your Drinks

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
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While food choices are important, there's increasing evidence that many of us are also drinking our way to health problems. Often times sugary drinks such as Gatorade, juice, regular soda, sweetened tea, specialty coffee drinks, and energy drinks are consumed in larger amounts than water resulting in weight gain from…

Healthful Habits to Improve Recovery

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
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How we eat, drink, and move our bodies is important for physical and mental health. When you are sick, good nutrition and self-care are often the last things on your mind. However, this is the perfect time to keep your healthy routines, even when you do not feel hungry or…

Know Pain, Know Gain (Presentation Included!)

Thursday, April 30, 2020
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If you stepped on a rusty nail, how would you know about it? Do you have eyes in the bottom of your foot to help see the nail? No, you would feel the nail in your foot, and what do you think you would feel? Hopefully you would feel pain.…

Home Safety for Individuals at High Risk for COVID-19

Monday, April 27, 2020
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During this pandemic, there are a lot of unknowns. With the unknowns, there are safety concerns, especially involving the elderly. The best way to decrease the spread of COVID-19 is to maintain social distancing as well as social isolating yourself if you are a high risk individual. Being able to…

Advance Medical Directives (Presentation Included!)

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
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The fear and uncertainty we all are feeling related to COVID-19 is real, and it is understandable. During so much uncertainty, one thing you can control is who speaks for you if you cannot speak for yourself. During your life there may come a time when you or a member…

Hand Washing - ABC's

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
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Practice Healthy Hand Washing Hygiene.  A major and effective effort in preventing the spread of respiratory disease is simply washing your hands.  Follow the instructions in the video to make sure you are practicing healthy hand washing.  SOAP AND WATER HANDWASHING Wet hands first with warm water. Apply detergent soap…

Delicious, Dietitian Approved Recipes

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
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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 approved recipes at home by opening the recipe guide. Recipes presented by Registered Dietitians and…

Personalizing Your Birth Experience

Monday, January 20, 2020
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As a mom and her partner journey through pregnancy, they need to consider birthing options. Birth plans are a great tool to begin the process of deciding how they would like their labor experience to go. As their desires become known, it opens up a line of communication with their…