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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…

Aging and Kidney Disease

Thursday, March 06, 2014
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While kidney disease can develop at anytime, it is more likely to occur in those 60 or older. Researchers from John Hopkins University have found that more than 50% of seniors over 75 are believed to have kidney disease. Kidney disease can sometimes be hard to detect since it develops…

Prairie Lakes Doctor Honored for Work in Haiti

Tuesday, March 04, 2014
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Dr. Henri Lanctin, a urologist at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, was honored on February 22, 2014, in Brooklyn, NY, by the Aesclepius Medical Society for his work to improve urological care in Haiti. "Dr. Lanctin was selected because of his outstanding medical care he has been providing to the indigenous…

Prairie Lakes CEO Selected as Top 25 Women in Business

Monday, March 03, 2014
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Prairie Business magazine has selected Jill Fuller, President and CEO of Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, as a Top 25 Women in Business. Jill’s profile in the March 2014 issue of Prairie Business magazine reads: “Jill joined Prairie Lakes as vice president of patient care services in 2000 and was promoted…

Preventing Lung Cancer May Start with Vitamin D

Thursday, February 27, 2014
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Around 1 million deaths a year are caused from lung cancer, which makes this one of the three most common cancers. While smoking and other exposures to chemicals is the number one cause of lung cancer, there is also a correlation with significant lower UVB exposure.  According to the researchers…

Preventing Heart Disease

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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Although you can’t change family history, age or sex there are ways to avoid heart problems before it’s too late. There are some key heart disease prevention steps you can take, starting with not smoking or using tobacco. Tobacco use is one of the leading factors in developing heart disease.…

Notification of Scam

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System was notified by the Watertown Police Department of a potential scam. An automated call system was used to contact a person, stating the person owed money to Prairie Lakes and asking for the person’s credit card information. This phone call was not placed by Prairie Lakes.…