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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.…

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…