Health & Wellness Blog

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…

How to Schedule a Colonoscopy

Friday, March 19, 2021
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The American Cancer Society recommends those at average risk* for colorectal cancer to start regular screenings at age 45. A colonoscopy doesn’t take a lot of time, but this simple procedure offers a big payback: peace of mind. Colorectal cancer is deadly, but treatable if it’s caught early. The majority…

Cancer Discussion with Dr. Rao

Thursday, March 11, 2021
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Dr. Vijay Rao, new Medical Oncologist and Hematologist at the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center interviews with Mike Tanner, News Director at KWAT. Mike and Dr. Rao discuss how he became interested in caring for patients with cancer, cancer types and treatments, and general screening guidelines during this KWAT original available like a podcast…

Do I Need a Heart Screening?

Friday, March 05, 2021
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A heart screening helps determine if you're at risk for heart disease. Heart disease is a broad term that includes numerous conditions. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is related to a process called atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a condition that develops when a substance called plaque builds up in…

How to Recover After a Heart Attack

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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 After a heart attack, stent placement, or cardiac surgery (coronary bypass surgery, angioplasty, or heart transplant) you will need to recover in a safe environment. Cardiac rehabilitation is a four-phase program to help patients help their hearts through exercise and education. In addition to an individualized exercise plan, you will also…