Health & Wellness Blog

10 Symptoms of a Cold vs the Flu

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Many times it is hard to tell whether we have a cold…

Steps to Relieve Urination Discomfort

Monday, November 20, 2017
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Frequency, urgency, and pain on urination are symptoms of inflammation or irritation. These symptoms can be caused by a UTI (bacterial infection) or substances in the urine causing irritation to the lining of the bladder or urethra. UTIs can be treated by antibiotics. But irritation of the bladder or urethra…

Cancer Support Group Now Available

Sunday, October 01, 2017
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Prairie Lakes Cancer Center is introducing a new cancer support group for the Watertown area community. The support group is open to those living with cancer, those who’ve survived and caregivers. The group will meet the fourth Tuesday of every month (subject to change for holidays) at 5:30 pm in…

Dietitian Approved Grilling

Monday, August 28, 2017
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In South Dakota we love to enjoy the warm summer months while we can. One way to do this is to grill our favorite foods and family recipes. Sometimes the foods we grill can be high in fat or sodium, especially if they are processed meats or contain added prepared…

The Benefits of ACL C.A.M.P.

Monday, May 22, 2017
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Dr. Tyler Turbak and I have completed the first round of ACL C.A.M.P. and were lucky enough to work with some pretty awesome kids during the 6-week injury prevention program. Attendance was high, the effort was great, and the kids seemed to have almost as much fun as Tyler and…

When to Know You Need Help at Home

Monday, May 15, 2017
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As originally published in The Coteau Shopper According to the US Census Bureau, the number of people age 65 and older in the US is 47.8 million as of July 1, 2015. This group accounts for 14.9% of the total US population. As we age, people around us may begin to…

What is Rosacea?

Monday, April 17, 2017
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-Posting last reviewed by Dr. Smith, March 2020 Rosacea Awareness Month is here! April has been dedicated by the National Rosacea Society as Rosacea Awareness Month.  As the weather is starting to warm up and the sun is starting to shine, it's important to remember to protect your skin. One common…

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…