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2014 Hospital Hill Run Results

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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The 18th annual Hospital Hill Run took place Saturday, June 14. Over 150 runners and walkers participated in the 5K run, 5K walk and a one-mile walk. The top overall male finisher was Gabriel Syhre with a time of 18:07. The top overall female finisher was Shannon Huber with a…

Heart Health and Brain Function

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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Sharp minds and healthy hearts go hand in hand. According to Dr. Evan Thacker from Brigham Young University , poor heart fitness may be linked to memory impairment. He also suggests that people with healthy hearts also have healthy minds. After studying around 18,000 Americans, the study found links between…

Heart Benefits of 'Tomato Pill'

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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  Research has found that powerful antioxidants in tomatoes can contribute to heart health in patients that suffer from heart disease. Participants who were given the supplement, Ateronon, saw that after two months their blood vessels widened by 53%. The supplement contains 7 milligrams of the ingredient in tomatoes called…

Free Educational Session on Joint Replacement Surgery

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System’s Rehabilitation Services department is offering a free educational session for people considering or scheduled for joint replacement surgery on Tuesday, June 17 from noon to 1 p.m. The class, titled “Your Total Joint Journey” is recommended for patients considering or scheduled for total joint replacement surgery…

Prairie Lakes Elects New Board Member, Reelects Officers

Monday, June 09, 2014
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The Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Board of Directors elected Dr. Alan Christensen as a new board member to serve a three year term at its annual meeting in May. “Our local board has been instrumental in leading Prairie Lakes’ growth and development as a high quality, regional medical center,” said…

Heart Health

Friday, June 06, 2014
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  Your heart health is very important to us at Prairie Lakes, which is why we have come up with the top 10 foods for a healthy heart. Fish that is high in omega-3 fatty acids (eat twice a week) Beeries Soy Foods Nuts Whole Grains Olive Oil Fruits and…

Celebrate Today with Prairie Lakes

Tuesday, June 03, 2014
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In celebration of those who have survived, as inspiration for those diagnosed, a gathering of support, an outreach to the community and to commemorate the Cancer Center’s 15th anniversary the staff at Prairie Lakes Cancer Center invites the community to “Celebrate Today!” On Tuesday, June 10th from 5 to 7…

Every Month Should be Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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Even though October is named breast cancer awareness month, we at Prairie Lakes think it is a topic that needs to be brought up more than a month a year. By taking these steps, early detection is possible when the cancer is the most treatable. 1.  Mammogram Screening should begin…

BASH Took Our Breath Away

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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The Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation hosted BASH (Building A Superior Hospital) on Saturday, April 12 at the Watertown Event Center. This annual gala event is a friend and fund raiser for the Foundation. What a night! Three hundred sixty five guests were in attendance, an increase from last year. Dollars…

Eat Fiber, Live Longer

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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Being a victim of a heart attack is scary enough. What is even scarier is the risk of having another heart attack or eventually dying from heart disease. So what steps can patients take to prevent this from happening? According to a study from the British Medical Journal, people who…