Technology Allows Early Detection of Hearing Loss in Children

Hearing is crucial to our well-being. It keeps us safe by warning us of potential dangers, and it keeps us connected to the people that matter most. Therefore, early detection of hearing loss is essential in allowing children to develop appropriate speech and language for effective communication. Read More »
Child Development, Ear, Nose & Throat, Pediatrics · Sacred Heart

Living with Diabetes: Adapting Exercise into Your Life

Have you ever tried to start an exercise program with the goal of lowering your blood sugar levels only to run into a roadblock?  Maybe you’ve been told you should lose weight or walk more to decrease blood sugar levels, but don’t even know where to begin? Read More »
Exercise · Sacred Heart

Food Safety: Top Three Tips for Proper Food Prep

Salmonella, Norovirus, Campylobacter, E. Coli, Listeria, Clostridium perfringens, Cyclospora — were these names on the guest list for your last barbeque or picnic? I would hope not! These are not guests that you would want to be attending your event; these are the names of the bacteria, viruses and parasites that are common causes of food poisoning. Read More »
Nutrition, Preventative Care · Marshall

Acupuncture Changed Everything for this Seasonal Allergy Sufferer

While almost everyone looks forward to the change of season between winter’s chills and the birdsong and brightness of spring, do not count Avera McKennan Corporate Health Coordinator Lacey Seefeldt in that group. Seefeldt usually dreaded the change of season, and her ball and chain for warm weather in the Midwest was nasal spray and a package of tissues. Read More »
Integrative Medicine · McKennan

Occupational Therapy: The Art of Adapting

As an occupational therapist, I see a little bit of everything. I get to work with people from all stages of life, with varying abilities and disabilities. Today alone, I saw adult orthopedic patients, ran to the nursing home to see a few residents, returned to the hospital for another orthopedic patient, and I ended my day with elementary school-aged children. Read More »
Primary Care · Avera Health

Smarter Hearing Has Arrived

In September 2014, I introduced you to the Made for iPhone® Hearing Aids that made a big splash in our clinic at Avera Medical Group Ear, Nose & Throat Yankton. Well, another splash is on the way as one of the leading hearing aid manufacturing companies, Resound, has introduced another advancement to the hearing aid industry. Read More »
Ear, Nose & Throat · Sacred Heart