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10 Facts About Lung Cancer

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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Lung cancer is becoming one of the deadliest cancers in America. Here are some startling facts from the World Health Organization concerning lung cancer. Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in both men and women Lung cancer attributes to 1.37 million deaths annually. In 1987,…

The Benefits of a Little Exercise

Tuesday, August 05, 2014
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As many of us know, a little exercise can go a long way in promoting good health. Recently a study from the University of Iowa suggests as little as five minutes of running could benefit your heart health. From ½ mile runners to marathon runners, this study determined even moderate…

Physician Assistant Joins Prairie Lakes Neprhology Clinic

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Kari Fleming, certified Physician Assistant, has joined Dr. Tina Melanson in the Prairie Lakes Nephrology Clinic. In conjunction with Dr. Melanson, Fleming will assist in the management of kidney diseases and disorders including hypertension, electrolyte disturbances, and management of patients on kidney dialysis. Fleming is a Lake Norden native and…

The Benefits of Red Wine and Cardiovascular Health

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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  Many studies have shown that a couple glasses of red wine can be good for your heart health. Does this sound too good to be true? Researchers have set out to find the truth in this. The alleged benefits of consuming red wine have been credited to being heart…

Heart Health and America's Baby Boomers

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Are you one of America’s baby boomers? If so, you are lumped into a vibrant group that is embracing the idea of aging well. In order to age well, you need to have a healthy heart. To ensure you are taking care of your heart health, Dr. Lee Friedman, a…

Managing Breast Cancer Side Effects

Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Side effects of breast cancer can be hard to manage, both during and after treatment. While our “Look Good...Feel Better” class at Prairie Lakes will discuss some methods of coping with physical changes, here are a few useful tips to help you get started. Breast Changes: Treating breast cancer may…

Prairie Lakes Names Home Health and Hospice Director

Wednesday, July 02, 2014
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has named Julie Sampson director of Home Health, Hospice and Home Connections. Sampson brings with her over 24 years of experience working in long-term healthcare to Prairie Lakes. “I am excited to join the Prairie Lakes team and to become involved in the communities we serve,”…

All You Need Is Kale

Tuesday, July 01, 2014
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We are always being told to eat more vegetables, and that adding greens to our diet is a great way to be healthier and live longer. Not sure which veggies to add into your diet? Start with Kale. Kale is one of the the best greens and has an array…

Music For Your Heart

Thursday, June 26, 2014
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Everyone knows that in order to boost your heart health you need to eat healthier, increase physical activity and possibly take medications to help with blood pressure.But did you know that listening to music could help your heart? Sure listening to music can improve your mood, but it can also…

Prairie Lakes Awarded for Patient Engagement Efforts

Friday, June 20, 2014
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has been recognized for its patient engagement efforts in the first National Patient Engagement Ranking by Becker’s Hospital Review and Axial Exchange, Inc. Prairie Lakes ranked in the top 100 hospitals of the 3,077 hospitals evaluated. Hospital’s patient engagement efforts were evaluated based on an analysis…