Making Sure You’re Covered: Qualifying Life Events

You’ve started a new year. You’re healthy. You have health insurance. Things are going great. But like all things in life, things change. You find out your company is downsizing and you’ve lost your job. Or maybe you’re having a baby. Read More »
Health Insurance · Avera Health

Five Questions to Ask at Your Next Checkup

When your annual checkup rolls around, those minutes with your provider seem to fly by very quickly. And it’s just too easy to say, “No, I’m set” when your doctor asks if you have any questions. So we asked Janell Powell, MD, Avera Internal Medicine Women’s specialist, to recommend some great questions to ask at your next visit. Read More »
News and Events, Women's Health and Pregnancy · Avera Health

Sinus Congestion: Alternative Methods Work

Seasonal allergies cause many frustrating symptoms, including sinus congestion. Acupuncture, essential oils and other Integrative Medicine therapies can effectively treat common sinus problems, including: Allergies Bacterial infections Common colds Two common therapies recommended for seasonal allergy and sinus congestion patients are acupuncture and aromatherapy. Read More »
Integrative Medicine · Avera Health

5 Tips for Healthy Summer Skin

When you switch out your winter wardrobe to shorts and sandals, be sure to also think about your skin care for the warmer weather. It’s essential that you take care of your skin, especially in the summer, when the sun is more direct and we are outside more and exposing more skin to the sun. Read More »
Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health

Sneezes and Sniffles: Is it a Cold or Allergies? (Infographic)

This time of year, you might find yourself closing the windows to keep the pollen out rather than opening them to let the fresh air in. If so, you’re not alone. Two out of 10 people test positive for a pollen allergy and ragweed is common in this area, said R. Read More »
News and Events · Avera Health
Stress, Sleep & Healthy Dining

Health Buzz: Tips for Healthier Living

Stressed? Listen to Your Body Have you ever wondered how some people handle stress and adversity more effectively than others? It may be that they pay closer attention to what is happening inside their bodies, according to a new brain study of resilience in Biological Psychology. Read More »
Nutrition, Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health