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Self-Healing Heart Treatment

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Scientist are pretty excited over a new discovery made to help speed up the recovery process after a heart attack. The discovery shows that certain scar tissue in the heart can turn into blood vessels that directly help in the healing of an injured heart. With this new information, scientist…

Give the Gift of Grain

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Donate Grain. Save Money. Impact Healthcare.  Benefits for donating grain, or other crops, directly to the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation:1) The cash basis you avoid including the sale of the cash crop in income, saving on the self-employment tax and federal income tax. 2) The cash basis you can still deduct from…

Breast Cancer Facts

Sunday, October 26, 2014
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According to the American Cancer Society breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. The chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman's death is about 1 in 36.  Women age 40 and older should have a mammogram every year and women in their 20s…

Respiratory Care Week

Thursday, October 23, 2014
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During this week we celebrate the contributions of Respiratory Therapists. Respiratory Therapists are involved in the evaluation of the heart and lung function as well as providing breathing treatments. These therapists see all types of patients, from young children with RSV and asthma to older patients with pneumonia and chronic obstructive…

It's that time of season...flu season

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The flu season is among us and that means getting the flu vaccine. Why is it important to get vaccinated? According to the CDC, influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalizations and sometimes death. The disease can affect people differently and can be spread to others. After…

Jill Fuller, CEO, Elected to Leadership Role

Friday, October 10, 2014
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News from the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations:  President and CEO, Jill Fuller, of Prairies Lakes Healthcare System, was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Trustees of the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) during the 88th Annual Convention in Rapid City. Fuller is part…

Preparing for Parenthood

Tuesday, October 07, 2014
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Being an expectant parent is scary enough, let Prairie Lakes Hospital ease those nerves. Join us for one of our many classes designed to prepare expectant parents for things like birth to sibling preparation. Here is a list of birthing classes available this month: Cesarean Birth Class: Thursday, October 9th…

Prairie Lakes Hosts Senator John Thune

Sunday, October 05, 2014
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomed Senator John Thune on Thursday, October 2nd. Senator Thune visited with staff and patients as he toured the facility.  The growth of PrairieLakes and current healthcare challenges were discussed. Senator Thune recently assisted Prairie Lakes resolve a dialysis reimbursement issue with the Centers for Medicare…

Young Women and Heart Disease

Thursday, September 25, 2014
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Heart disease does not discriminate by gender, but what many don’t know is that more and more young women are being affected by heart disease. 1 in 4 American women dies from heart disease, and heart attacks are becoming more popular in women in their thirties. Young woman tend to…

Hospital Hill Run Donation to the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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On June 14, 2014 Prairie Lakes Healthcare System held the 18th Annual Hospital Hill Run. Approximately 150 runners and walkers participated to raise money for the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House, a service of the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation. Two thousand dollars was generously donated to the Caring Club House,…