The Healing Power of Music

A stirring melody. Meaningful lyrics. An upbeat tempo. When the elements of music come together in just the right way, it speaks to people in a way that nothing else can. That’s the power of music, and when music therapy is incorporated into settings like behavioral health and cancer care, it really makes a difference. Read More »
Mental Health · Avera Health

LiveNow: Stay Hydrated With Water

This month’s challenge is to drink more water. Water is important in keeping your body working well. It can affect everything from memory and brain function to energy levels and your gastrointestinal system. This month try to drink more water and fewer sugary drinks. Read More »
News and Events · Avera Health

Red, White and Water: 5 Tips to Stay Hydrated

When the temperature rises, hydration becomes even more important. Remember to drink plenty of water even when you’re not thirsty. Headaches and dizziness can be signs of dehydration, which can be a symptom of more serious issues such as heat exhaustion. Read More »
Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health

Cardiac MRI Offers Clear Images for a Clearer Diagnosis

Photo Courtesy of Dakota Wesleyan UniversityJason Christensen, head women’s basketball coach at Dakota Wesleyan University, was cleared for more activity, thanks to clear images of his heart through cardiac MRI. Cardiac MRI provided such clear images of Jason Christensen’s heart, he’s been cleared to run and lift weights, rather than wonder if such activities might harm his heart. Read More »
Exercise, Heart Health, Sports Medicine · Avera Health
Health & Wellness

Relax. Take a Deep Breath.

Meditative and restorative breathing is a great way to unwind when you have a few quiet minutes. There are several methods for beginners, but the experts at Avera Medical Group Integrative Medicine often recommend what’s known as relaxing breathing or the 4-7-8 exercise. Read More »
Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health
With a little pre-game planning, you can have a tailgate party with plenty of healthy game day food.

On-the-Go? Buy Precut Veggies

If you’re on the go, Hy-Vee Dietitian Robbyn Nelson suggests taking advantage of the store’s precut vegetables. Quick options: Asparagus and Squash Olive oil McCormick Lemon and Herb Perfect Pinch seasoning Mix together and grill Premium Veggie Mix Mix with Italian dressing and grill. Read More »
News and Events, Nutrition · Avera Health