Health & Wellness Blog

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…

Car Seat Safety Reminders

Thursday, September 22, 2016
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Car Seat Checkup   Motor vehicle crashes claim the lives of more than 12 children each week.  To best protect your child, choose a safety seat that fits your vehicle, fits your child, and that you will use correctly every time. Right Seat:  This is an easy one. Check the label…

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…

Free Sibling Prep Class

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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This one hour program is designed for children age 3 and older to attend with a parent. The program will help them prepare for the arrival of a new baby in the home. Siblings maintain a very important role in the family, both before and after the arrival of the new…

Beat Diabetes

Thursday, April 07, 2016
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Did you know as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes by 2050 if present trends continue?  Many live with or know someone who lives with diabetes.  We encourage you to know the facts and help beat diabetes.  "In March of 2016 I “celebrated” my 30 year…

Recipes from Our Dietitians

Monday, February 29, 2016
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Over 300 of Ladies Night Out 2016 attendees enjoyed tasting and learning about recipes that can be substituted for store bought favorites from our dietitians and Chef Rob. Now it's your turn. In honor of Nutrition Month this March, try making a few of our dietitian approved recipes at home: Mexican…