Health & Wellness Blog

Headaches: A Common or Complex Problem?

Thursday, November 03, 2022
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A headache is a very common condition that almost every person has experienced at least once in their lifetime. It’s most described as a throbbing pain in your head that seems like it won’t stop and seems to hinder your thoughts and actions. Despite being prevalent in society, headaches can…

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Prairie Lakes Cancer Center is Here for You

Monday, October 24, 2022
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - a time to raise awareness of the rates, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of the most common form of cancer among women in the U.S.  According to the CDC, 31% of cancers in American women is breast cancer- accounting for over 287,000 new cases…

Cooler Weather Not Only Brings Colds and Allergies - But Sinusitis Too!

Monday, October 17, 2022
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Not only does Fall bring cooler days, turning leaves, and crop harvesting, but unfortunately it also brings cold and flu, allergies, and sinus infections.  What is Sinusitis? Sinus infections, also called sinusitis, occur when the lining of the sinuses become inflamed. These infections often occur after a viral cold, allergy…

Sherri Sellers Chats with KWAT About the Importance of Grief Support

Thursday, October 06, 2022
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Sherri Sellers, Spiritual Care Coordinator at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, sat down with KWAT to share the benefits of grief support and why it is so incredibly important to get support while you're grieving - you don't have to go through it alone, nor should you.  Sherri felt called by…

September is Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month

Thursday, September 22, 2022
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September is Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, but what actually is Pulmonay Fibrosis? Haley Ellis, CNP - Pulmonology shares her insight: Pulmonary Fibrosis is a disease of the lungs that is caused by inflammation and scarring of the tiny air sacs in your lungs called alveoli. These tiny sacs are where…

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
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Excluding skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. In 2022, the American Cancer Society estimates there will be 268,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer and 34,500 deaths as a result of the disease. Several studies have suggested that early detection and treatment may prevent deaths…

Three Ways to Optimize Student-Athlete Performance

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
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Fall sports are underway and athletes are excited to compete this year.  Daily focus on nutrition, hydration, and rest are ways in which athletes and parents can help achieve optimal performance both on and off the playing field.  NUTRITION The body needs energy in order to perform.  Adolescent athletes need…

Radio Interview with Jeff Haufschild, Certified Athletic Trainer for Watertown Arrows Football Team

Thursday, September 01, 2022
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Recently, Jeff Haufschild - a Certified Athletic Trainer at PLHS who works most closely with the Watertown Arrows Football team, sat down with KXLG's Jan Robson.

Labor Day Recipe: Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowl

Tuesday, August 30, 2022
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There is no laboring over this quick, delicious and nutritious recipe! Just because tomorrow is a national holiday, doesn't mean you should take a day off from your healthy lifestyle. This tasty treat will delight the entire family and also help you to stay on track toward your health and…

Back to School Vaccination Checklist

Friday, August 19, 2022
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As families throughout the Watertown area start to prepare to send their children back to school for the 2022-2023 school year, it is also a good time to schedule routine vaccinations to ensure your family is safe all year long. With school back in session, we must remain diligent in…