Health & Wellness Blog

Mocktail Cranberry Moscow Mule Recipe

Friday, December 18, 2020
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This recipe is a lower calorie option with savings of about 100 calories from not using alcohol for mixing. Diet ginger beer could be used if wanting to save more on calories. Fill a 12 oz cup about ¾ full of ice Squeeze fresh lime juice over ice. Add 3oz…

Breast Cancer Q & A

Wednesday, November 04, 2020
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Posting last reviewed and updated October 2021 According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. Currently, the average risk of a woman in the United States developing breast cancer sometime in her life is about 13%. This means…

Debunking Common Myths About Kidneys

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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I have become increasingly aware that the vast majority of people have very common misconceptions about their kidneys-- how they work, what they do, who gets kidney disease, and what can be done to keep them healthy. It turns out, most people know little about the facts of kidney health,…

Annual Breast Cancer Event

Thursday, October 15, 2020
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System and Watertown Area Breast Cancer Support Group were proud to host Celebrating Life, a breast cancer awareness event live online Thursday, October 15. Watch the Facebook recording: Nicole Phillips is a speaker, author, podcast host, and breast cancer survivor. Years ago, Nicole was an expert in negativity.…

Breast Biopsies in a Clinic Setting

Monday, October 05, 2020
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When someone hears an abnormality, like a lump, was found on their mammogram it can bring a tidal wave of emotions and questions. Fortunately the field of breast care has made significant advancements over the last 10 years. Treatments have become more abbreviated, better tolerated, and less invasive with faster…

Mellowing Mindfulness

Friday, October 02, 2020
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If you feel excess stress and anxiety creeping into your day, try taking a step back and resetting your mind with these exercises. Discover which one works best for you. Pay attention: Slow down and experience the things that are going on around you. Be nice to yourself: Say to…

Sudden Hearing Loss

Friday, September 25, 2020
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Hearing is important in how we conduct our daily activities. When hearing suddenly changes, it can mean something may not be right. Sudden hearing loss can be caused by a variety things like sensorineural hearing loss, viruses, acoustic trauma,  or head trauma. If you experience sudden hearing loss, it is important…

The Right Kind of Help for Lymphedema

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
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Lymphedema is a persistent buildup of tissue proteins, fluid, and inflammation of an extremity that causes swelling. This abnormal accumulation of fluid can be caused by developmental abnormalities of the lymphatic system (primary lymphedema) or damage of the lymphatic system. Damage can be caused by the removal of lymph nodes…

Does hurt equal harm after surgery?

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
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The nervous system is comprised of approximately 400 nerves that are all connected like a series of highways and functions as our body’s living breathing alarm system.  When the alarm system is triggered, pain is produced to grab our attention so that we can take action or get help.  This…

Helping Athletes Be Their Best

Tuesday, August 04, 2020
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Keeping yourself in good physical condition is an important part of competing in sports and enjoying recreation activities. Physical therapists and Athletic Trainers work together at Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Services to help student athletes be their best. "A physical therapist with a special interest in sports medicine often evaluates and…