Health & Wellness Blog

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…

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…

Break the Chain of Infection

Monday, October 17, 2016
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There are many different germs and infections that can be spread from person to person.  To prevent germs from infecting more people, we must break the chain of infection. How can you help break the chain of infection? -Wash your hands regularly, -Stay up to date on your vaccines (including…

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…

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…