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Seasonal Summer Recipe: Roasted Chicken Quinoa Salad

Monday, July 18, 2022
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When it's this warm and humid outside, the last thing most of us want to do at the end of a long day is cook over a hot stove. This Roasted Chicken Quinoa Salad, from our friends at Mindful by Sodexo, is the perfect alternative including salad greens, roasted chicken, quinoa,…

Beware of Heat-Related Illnesses

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
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Now that we are in the middle of the warmest summer months, it’s important to understand the danger of prolonged heat exposure. Monica E., our Director of Emergency Medicine shares some helpful information. Heat-related illnesses occur when the body’s temperature gets too high as it fluctuates depending on the heat…

Good Skin Practices for Sun Safety

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
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From Dr. Jeffrey Smith, Dermatologist: There are many ways we are exposed to the sun during the day. It can be fun partaking in activities under the sun, but it is important to remember good skin care practices. One in five Americans will have skin cancer during their lifetime. I…

Summer Safety: Ready for the Beach?

Monday, June 27, 2022
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Many of us will be celebrating America's birthday this 4th of July by heading to the beach, but are we as prepared as possible? While swimming, be careful of rip currents and waves that can you force you under water- especially small children and pets. To protect yourself, only swim…

Summer Safety: Know Before You Go!

Wednesday, June 08, 2022
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Clear skies can be deceiveing. Don't get caught off-gaurd by sudden seasonal weather changes, especially if you're going out on the water. You don't want to have to cut your fishing trip short due to a thunderstorm rolling in.  Check local weather reports and catch the forecast before you head out…

Summer Safety: See A Flash, Dash Inside

Thursday, June 02, 2022
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Summertime in the mid-west brings warm weather, sunny skies, and numerous opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. However, it also brings thunderstorms and lightning and your chance of being hit by lightning greatly increases when you remain outside during a thunderstorm.  Each year in the United States, thunderstorms produce 20-25…

May is Asthma Awareness Month - What to Look For?

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
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Asthma is one of the most common lung diseases in the United States, with about 1 in 13 people being diagnosed with the condition (AAFA, 2022).  Asthma affects people of all ages, and is the leading cause of chronic disease in children (CDC, 2022).  Asthma is a condition where the…

Smoking Cessation

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
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It’s Never Too Late to Quit Smoking Smoking Cessation is the process of quitting the use of tobacco products. Nicotine is the addictive additive that causes smoking dependence. Quitting nicotine will cause withdrawals, especially in the first few weeks. The smoking cessation process prepares individuals for the process and consists…

Spring Is Here and So Are Allergies

Monday, May 02, 2022
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Not only does spring bring warmer days, pretty flowers, and greener trees, but unfortunately it also brings high pollen counts and wet weather. Understanding allergies is the first step in learning how to manage them. Allergic Rhinitis Allergic Rhinitis is an inflammatory disorder of the lining of the inside of…

COVID-19 Booster Shot Associated With Reduced Risks And Increased Immunity

Monday, April 11, 2022
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Have you received your COVID-19 vaccinations? One dose? Second dose? Booster dose?  Second booster dose?  According to the South Dakota Department of Health (SDDOH) on April 6, 2022: 72% of the population have received 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 59% of the popoulation have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series.…