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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…

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…