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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…

Kids Ear, Nose, & Throat

Monday, February 16, 2015
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-Posting last reviewed by Dr. Mancell, September 2020. Did you know something as simple as bottle feeding your baby while they’re on their back can cause ear infections? Or sinuses aren’t fully developed until your late teens? Dr. Mancell, Prairie Lakes’ Ear, Nose, and Throat Physician, has information on pediatric…

Lung Cancer and High Altitude

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
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Recently researchers have discovered that people living in places at higher altitude have lower rates of getting lung cancer than those who live at sea level. The reason for this seems pretty simple, it all has to do with oxygen intake. According to the research taken for every 3,300 foot…

The Benefits of Yoga

Tuesday, January 06, 2015
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Yoga is a great exercise for many reasons, but a recent study shows it can lower blood pressure and drop bad cholesterol. The research shows that doing the downward dog could be almost as good as biking and walking. The study found that doing yoga lowered cholesterol, blood pressure and…

The Measles - What Is It?

Friday, January 02, 2015
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Measles has been in the news lately and the disease has hit close to home with six cases in Davison County. Now is a great opportunity to learn about the disease and how to best protect your family. What is measles? Measles is an acute, highly contagious viral disease capable…

Are you prepared for winter driving?

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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Are you traveling over the holidays? Do you have a winter weather kit in your vehicle? Many people don’t realize the importance of having a winter disaster kit in their vehicles until they get stranded. Keep you and your family safe on the roads this winter. Here is everything you…

When You Think Stroke Think F.A.S.T.

Sunday, December 14, 2014
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Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Know the warning signs, the risk factors, and how to detect your own stroke risk by following this simple infographic:   For more information on Stroke Screening at Prairie Lakes click here. More information on stroke risks, treatments,…

Sweet and Spicy Diabetes Friendly Meal

Saturday, November 29, 2014
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This week Prairie Lakes/Sodexo Dietitians bring you a Spicy Apricot-Glazed Pork recipe with sweet potatoes and peppers. This recipe is healthy, quick, and budget-friendly. Total carbs: 44g. Ingredients:  Pork: 1 pound pork tenderloin | ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper | ½ teaspoon garlic powderApricot Glaze: ½ cup sugar-free apricot preserves | ¼ teaspoon crushed red…

Diabetes Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 22, 2014
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The holidays bring comfort and joy.. but they may also bring unwanted, added weight. This season change up your recipes and try these for a healthy, yet delicious alternative. All recipes are diabetes friendly, with carb facts, in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month. Herb-Roasted Turkey: 0g carbs | serves 12.…