Turning Procrastination into Punctuality

While driving your kids to school, one of them mentions an untouched semester project that is due in two days. Now what? “When people think of procrastination, they think laziness,” said Michael Falconer, MSW-CSW, Clinical Social Worker at Avera Medical Group Brookings. Read More »
Child Development · Avera Health
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Eating Disorders: Learn the Signs, Get Help Early

Although her memory of the time is foggy, Steph Klemann recalls a time when she was so malnourished due to anorexia nervosa and bulimia, she had trouble answering basic questions. “I’d start a sentence and then just trail off.” Her eating disorders became so severe that she needed hospitalization. Read More »
Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health

Lifestyle Changes to Help You Lose Weight

It’s easy to fall into the latest fad diet craze. Many products promise so much — but rarely do any of them result in weight loss alone. If you want to lose weight, it takes a lifestyle change in what you eat and how you eat, and a commitment to regular exercise. Read More »
Exercise, News and Events, Nutrition, Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health

5 Habits for Heart Health (Infographic)

Every time around this year you hear that heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. It is Heart Month after all! 5 Healthy Habits If you’ve been paying attention you know that diet an exercise play a key role in preventing heart disease. Read More »
Heart Health · Avera Health

10 Foods That Help Fight Heart Disease

Have we all been trying to create and keep our positive New Year’s Resolutions? Well let’s take that positive energy and apply it to our diet. Sometimes we focus so much on what we shouldn’t eat that we start to think that we need to avoid anything that tastes good. Read More »
Heart Health · Avera Health

Stress: The ‘other’ culprit in heart disease

High blood cholesterol is often the culprit we blame when it comes to our heart attack risk. Yet there’s another key player that has little to do with what we do or don’t eat – stress. “Stress is a state of emotional tension. Read More »
Heart Health · Avera Health