Bagging Treats and Safety this Halloween!

Halloween is another reason I love the fall. My son is 3 years old, so this year is particularly exciting for us. He plans on being Spiderman, and has been preparing for his vigilante night of fun by wearing his costume constantly. Read More »

Just for Fun · Avera Health · Comments { 0 }

I Can COPE with Breast Cancer!

Absorbing the news that you have a breast cancer diagnosis is challenging to say the least! Your emotions will be intense — feeling scared, anxious, out of control.
But you’re not alone in this journey. Your health care team will guide you through the coping process. Read More »

Cancer · Queen of Peace · Comments { 0 }

The Toddler Years: The Fascinating Stage of Toddlerhood (Part 2)

Let’s continue our discussion about some of the characteristics of toddlers that influence their behavior.
Toddlers Are Concrete Thinkers
Little Jaxon is going to be the ring bearer in his aunt’s wedding, so his parents help him practice. On the wedding day, Jaxon starts walking down the aisle. Read More »

Child Development · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

The Toddler Years: The Fascinating Stage of Toddlerhood (Part 1)

Let’s continue our discussion about some of the characteristics of toddlers that influence their behavior.
Toddlers Lack Experience in Human Relations
Toddlers do not yet understand that others have feelings or feel pain. They begin developing empathy, but it’s not consistent. Read More »

Child Development · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

Hearing Health Comes to Light in October

How often do you hear someone joke, “Oh, I don’t have a hearing problem. It’s just selective hearing?”  What these people may not know is that they may be experiencing symptoms of hearing loss.  Signs and symptoms of hearing loss can go unsuspected for years before it is officially identified.  Read More »

Preventative Care · Sacred Heart · Comments { 0 }

Taking the Fear Out of Treating Back and Neck Pain

Almost every adult has struggled with back or neck pain at some point in his or her life. It’s extremely common among us, no matter the age. It might have started with a car accident, a work or sports injury, or one of those sharp aches in your back you suddenly just wake up with out of the blue one day. Read More »

Pain Control · McKennan · Comments { 0 }