Health & Wellness Blog

Are You Eligible For a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster?

Monday, April 11, 2022
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 Are you eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination or booster? Pfizer-BioNTech Can be administered for ages 5 and above. The second dose can be given 3-8 weeks apart depending on your age. Booster doses are recommened for ages 12 and above at least 5 months after the second dose and can…

Staying Local for Your Joint Replacement Journey

Thursday, April 07, 2022
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 Are you considering or planning on having a joint replacement surgery? If so, let the experienced staff at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System assist you in making sure your Total Joint Journey is a positive one from start to finish. Our therapy staff works closely with the highly-skilled surgeons at Glacial…

Mindful by Sodexo is Coming Back to the Café

Thursday, March 17, 2022
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The Sodexo dietitians at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System are excited to re-introduce the Mindful by Sodexo program back into the Café to offer healthy nutrition options. Mindful nutritional criteria considers calories, total fat, saturated fat, trans. fat, cholesterol, sodium and fiber. Our robust approach includes everything from full plates with…

3/14 is Pi or "Pie" Day

Wednesday, March 09, 2022
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The Sodexo Dietitians are celebrating Pi "Pie" Day with this delicious and nutritious recipe! Chocolate Carmel-Peanut Crunch Pie Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter, softened 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter ¼ cup packed brown sugar 1 large egg white ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 1/3 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup quick cooking rolled…

Five Things to Know About Colonoscopies

Monday, February 28, 2022
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1. Colonoscopies are recommended at the age of 45. According to The American Cancer Society, 1 in 24 people will develop colon cancer. However, with on-time screening, it is preventable, treatable, and beatable!    Gold standard routine screening is a colonoscopy.   The American Cancer Society recommends colon cancer screenings to start…

Heart Disease: Know Your Risks

Thursday, January 27, 2022
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In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women.  It is responsible for over 600,000 deaths annually, which further breaks down to an alarming 1 in 4 deaths (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2021).  Heart disease does not discriminate; it can…

Heart Healthy Diets in 2022

Tuesday, January 04, 2022
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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States, resulting in approximately every 1 in 4 deaths.  Poor lifestyle choices can increase the risk of developing heart disease.  Get a good start on your New Year’s resolution by creating heart healthy habits to…

Core 4 Program by Sodexo, Gain a Healthy Lifestyle-Early Bird Discount until 1/4

Monday, December 27, 2021
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Change your lifestyle, change your eating habits, change your attitude and change your life! Effective weight management isn’t just about losing pounds.  It’s about gaining a healthier, more rewarding lifestyle.  During this twelve-week program, our Registered Dietitians will focus on boosting your overall health, relying on proven scientific methods to…

Delicious Recipes for the Holiday Season!

Friday, December 17, 2021
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The holidays bring comfort and joy... but they may also bring unwanted, added weight. This season our dietitians have you covered with delicious, healthy recipes. Enjoy more time with friends and family by taking the mystery out of what to eat this holiday season. Meal:  Orange Glazed Turkey with Potatoes &…

How Do I Know If Aquatic Therapy Is Right For Me?

Monday, December 06, 2021
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The properties of an aquatic environment can offer a variety of benefits depending on the individual’s needs. Are you experiencing weakness? Water is denser than air, therefore providing more resistance and making it an optimal environment for getting stronger. Do you have pain? The thermal properties of our 91 ̊…