The Importance of Sleep (Infographic)

Feeling sluggish or maybe having a bit of trouble concentrating? Sleep is an important part of your overall well-being. We’ve got information about some of the side effects of not getting enough sleep. Next time you think about staying up late to watch your new show, think about the effects you’ll feel the next day. Read More »
Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health

Need a Reminder? Set a Timer!

Once you get busy with your day it’s easy to realize closer to 5 p.m. that you’ve barely drank any water. The solution is easy. Now that you’re drinking water before every meal, Hy-Vee Dietitian Kristin Sousek recommends setting a few timers in between meals to stop and take a drink. Read More »
Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health

Healthy Summer Skin: Yes, it’s possible

Enjoying hours outside – regardless of the activity – is one of the true treasures of summer. But with the pleasure comes the pain – the vital organ that is your skin can only take so much sun.  How do you keep it thriving all your plans for trips to the lake? Read More »
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Herbs Add Zing to Vegetables

A great way to spice up a vegetable side or main dish is to add flavor with fresh, flavorful herbs.  Teresa Blauwet, Dietitian at the East 10th Street Hy-Vee, provides some information on the best pairings. Basil: Popular in Italian dishes, basil is good in pesto or to add to pasta, salads and meat dishes. Read More »
Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health

Home Alone After School

We’re in the heat of summer, but many parents are already making plans for back to school, especially after-school care for your school-age children. When school is back in session, it may come as a relief to know exactly where your child is during the workday. Read More »
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Mealtime Hydration Does a Body Good

A great way to meet your water goal every day is to drink a glass of water before each meal. Besides helping to keep you hydrated there are a ton of other benefits, according to Teresa Blauwet, Hy-Vee Dietitian. • You’re more likely to eat fewer calories because water can provide a sense of fullness in your stomach. Read More »
Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health