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Skin Saving Tips

Tuesday, May 06, 2014
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May is Melanoma Awareness Month, and with warm weather on the horizon, it is a good time to remind ourselves how to take care of our skin. Almost 80,000 people will be diagnosed with melanoma this year. Here are some tips from the Melanoma Research Foundation on how to protect…

7 Tips for a Better Night Sleep

Friday, May 02, 2014
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  Feeling worn out or crabby? Sleeping may be your solution. 50 to 70 million US adults suffer from sleep issues. There are many reasons why Americans experience sleep insufficiency like work schedules, family issues, illness, etc. These societal factors play a huge role in how a person sleeps, and…

Cancer Center Commemorates 15 Years

Friday, April 25, 2014
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Fifteen years ago this week, the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center opened its doors and started caring for patients. Through the years, the Cancer Center has grown to serve the needs of patients—adding on to the building and doubling the size of the staff. Today, the Cancer Center sees over 350…

Breastfeeding 101

Thursday, April 24, 2014
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It is a worldwide known fact that breastfeeding is best for babies and their mothers, but why? According to Women’s Health, there are five main reason why breastfeeding is important for babies and their mothers. Breastfeeding is one of the most bonding things a mother and their newborn babies can…

Heart Failure Protection

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Just because you have suffered from a heart attack doesn’t mean you can’t live a full and healthy life. New studies have found a way to protect patients from heart failure, a chronic condition that can occur after a heart attack. Heart failure occurs when the heart isn’t pumping enough…

Prairie Lakes Named 2014 HEALTHSTRONG™ Hospital

Monday, April 07, 2014
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has been named a 2014 HEALTHSTRONG™ Hospital by iVantage Health Analytics. Prairie Lakes was among 547 hospitals nationwide selected for this honor—ranking in the top 13% of the 4,299 hospitals studied. The purpose of the HEALTHSTRONG™ Hospital study was to provide a comprehensive comparison of acute…

Occupational Therapist: Living Life to its Fullest

Tuesday, April 01, 2014
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  April is Occupational Health Month, which means it is a great time to thank your occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistants. Through their work they give customized and holistic assistance to those in need. The specialized support they give to children with disabilities and to people recovering from injuries…

Detecting Early Stages of Cancer

Thursday, March 27, 2014
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Get screened and early detection are common words you hear from experts in the medical field. Many shrug at these words thinking “that will never happen to me”, until it does. While getting screened won’t stop or cure cancers, it does allow doctors to find cancer cells at early stages…

Spring Clean your Health

Thursday, March 20, 2014
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  What is it about Spring that makes everything seem so fresh and new? With Spring comes the type of attitude “out with the old in with the new”. Here are five steps to help jumpstart your Spring in a healthy and fresh way: 1- Adios Germs It’s Spring cleaning…

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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Did you know that colorectal cancer is one of the most detectable and curable cancers? So why is it that this cancer is also the second leading cause of cancer deaths? The lack of knowledge and routine screenings make colorectal cancer so deadly. Which is why March is National Colorectal…