Health & Wellness Blog

Preventing Fireworks-Related Injuries & ER Visits

Thursday, June 29, 2023
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Enjoying fireworks in the driveway or nearby field might seem like a festive and traditional way to celebrate summer and Independence Day. However, thousands of people, most of them children, teens and young adults, are injured each year while using fireworks. Most of these injuries happen in the weeks around…

Open Water Summer Safety Checklist

Tuesday, June 13, 2023
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Swimming in lakes, rivers, or even the ocean is a great summertime treat for children and families, but there are many additional dangers when swimming in open water. In order to ensure a healthy and safe summer for all, the Prairie Lakes Emergency Department offers the following Open Water Summer…

Dr. Jered Mancell and Physician Assistant Rachel Leiseth from Prairie Lakes ENT Clinic Answer Common Questions

Friday, May 26, 2023
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There are often a lot of questions regarding Ear, Nose, and Throat conditions and discomfort. We recently sat down with Jered Mancell, Doctor of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, & Throat) and Physician Assistant Rachel Leiseth to answer some common questions in a series of short videos: Sinuses and Sinus Infection Is Sinus…

May is Blood Pressure Education Month

Tuesday, May 09, 2023
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Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Richard Howard, from the Prairie Lakes Cardiology Clinic offers simple suggestions to raise awareness around hypertension. Hypertension, or “high blood pressure” is a very common condition.  It is estimated that approximately 45% of Americans have hypertension, and 1/5 Americans with hypertension are unaware they have it. Untreated hypertension…

Occupational Therapy Q&A with Tyler Rowland, OT

Thursday, April 27, 2023
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Q: How is Occupational Therapy different than Physical Therapy? A: Occupational Therapy focuses on helping people following an injury, illness, or surgery resume activities of daily living which could include: dressing, bathing, cooking, cleaning, or any activity a person would like to resume. Physical Therapy will also follow-up with patients…

What is Rosacea?

Monday, April 03, 2023
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-Posting last reviewed by Dr. Smith, April 2023 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…

Why You Should Schedule a Dermatology Appointment Today.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
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The Prairie Lakes Dermatology Clinic now has three providers available for you! Physician Assistants David Feist and Abby Gietzen work alongside Dr. Jeffrey Smith specializing in general dermatology, surgical dermatology, cosmetic and laser treatments, and contact dermatitis. With three providers now taking patients, wait times to get in to see…

Why Do My Hands Hurt?

Thursday, March 16, 2023
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There are many causes of hand pain.  Arthritis, tendonitis, injury, overuse, trigger digits, and nerve and vascular disease are among the most common causes.  While the pain is likely in response to an inflammatory condition associated with the above conditions, the causes and treatments can be very different. While most…

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and in order to raise awareness for colon screenings, the team at the Prairie Lakes General Surgery Clinic shares some tips in the video below.

March is Kidney Month

Thursday, March 09, 2023
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March is National Kidney Month, and March 9 is World Kidney Day. World Kidney Day is a global campaign to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and associated health problems worldwide. The 2023 theme is…