Health & Wellness Blog

Giving the Gift of Health

Wednesday, December 01, 2021
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It's only $45 to give the gift of a Target Heart or Stroke Screen. Consider Target Heart or Stroke Screen if any of the following risk factors apply: Family history of heart disease or stroke  High cholesterol History of smoking High blood pressure Overweight High stress levels Sedentary lifestyle Diabetes Postmenopausal female Target Heart…

Lung Cancer and Available Lung Screenings, What to Know

Tuesday, November 02, 2021
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November is lung cancer awareness month.  This is important because lung cancer is a major cause of cancer death in the United States.  Thankfully, experts now agree that individuals at high risk should undergo screening for lung cancer in an attempt to increase the chance of catching lung cancer early…

Infant Loss Remembrance 2021

Friday, October 15, 2021
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Infant loss is an unfortunate reality for many expectant parents as they look to grow their families.  Miscarriage and stillbirth are both terms describing pregnancy loss.  Miscarriage is defined as a loss before 20 weeks of pregnancy, while stillbirth is considered to be 20 weeks of gestation or later. Most…

Dietitian-approved Ice Cream Recipes

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
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Since July 18th is National Ice Cream Day, we have decided to provide you with some ice cream recipes that have something for everyone!  Ice cream can be part of a healthy diet when enjoyed in moderation. There are many varieties of ice cream making it easier to fit your…

Which sunscreen is the right one?

Monday, June 21, 2021
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The hot summer months are now upon us, and we are all eager to get outside to enjoy the sunshine.  But along with the warm weather comes exposure to the sun’s harmful rays, which can increase your risk for sunburn, early signs of skin aging, and most dangerous of all,…

Dietitian-approved Veggie Recipes

Thursday, June 10, 2021
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Since June 17th is National Eat Your Vegetable Day, we have decided to provide you with some vegetable recipes from the American Heart Association. Not only do they taste great, but they are also great for you! Our Prairie Lakes Healthcare System dietitians approve! Sides:  Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Vegetables, and…

Memorial Butterfly Release

Tuesday, June 01, 2021
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Remember those who have passed, celebrate those who are living, and accept the changes and transitions that are occurring in our own lives. About this event The program will include a brief, nondenominational spiritual dedication by pastoral staff with Prairie Lakes Hospice and the release of the butterflies. You will…

Hospital Hill Run 2021

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
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The Hospital Hill Run is a 5K Timed Run and 5K or One-Mile Walk benefiting the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House on Saturday June 12th. Walk or run with friends and family while you raise money and awareness for the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House! Night or day, the Caring Club…

How safe is your home from fall risks?

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Did you know that 1 in 4 people aged 65+ fall each year according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)?  Scanning your own home is a good place to start, you can help make a difference! Ground-level falls are a common reason for a visit to the…

Farmer’s Lung

Monday, March 22, 2021
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“Farmer's lung” is known in medical terms of as hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) and can be compared to (but is different from) a severe allergic reaction.  There are other names for HP such as "bird fanciers lung ", “cheese washer’s lung” and “hot tub lung” -- the only difference is the…