Archive | September, 2012

Soy Uses and Health Benefits

Harvest is in full swing and I get to watch its progress on my commute to work every weekday. Unfortunately, the weather was not so cooperative this summer in providing needed moisture for many of the crops. However, I am still amazed at how many crops there are in our part of the country, and more than once I’ve wondered what they do with all those soybeans! Read More »

Just for Fun, Nutrition · Marshall · Comments { 0 }

Better Classroom Performance Through Better Hearing

I have been working with our local school district and the Yankton Sertoma Club to place soundfield systems in as many classrooms as possible. Frequency Modulation (FM) systems are designed to help students better identify and understand speech, especially when background noise is present. Read More »

Pediatrics, Preventative Care · Sacred Heart · Comments { 0 }

Baby Boy?: The Pros and Cons of Circumcision

One question familiar to all parents who have welcomed a new baby boy into the family is whether or not to perform a circumcision. Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a revised policy statement on the subject. Their previous statement was from 1999, and the AAP wanted to see if there was any new evidence regarding risks and benefits that would influence their opinion regarding circumcisions. Read More »

Pediatrics · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

Health Coaching: Allergies or Negative Tendencies?

Ever since I was a little girl I have loved camping and eating all the good food from the grill, especially the fish. But when I was about 16, I had an allergic reaction to both shrimp and salmon. It was awful; I developed hives, my throat swelled and my breathing was constricted. Read More »

Just for Fun, Nutrition, Patient Stories · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

BPPV: A Common Cause of Dizziness

One day my dad came to me with a concern regarding his balance. He stated that anytime he looks up, bends over or rolls over to his right side, he gets really dizzy. I knew immediately what was going on and was happy to be able to help him. Read More »

Pain Control, Primary Care · Sacred Heart · Comments { 0 }

Artichokes, Eggplant and Zucchini in Your Diet

 
Artichokes, eggplant and zucchini! How do I incorporate these and other unique foods into my family’s menus and how in the world do I get my kids to try them? If you are the adventurous food type or just like to experiment with something a little out of the ordinary, now is a good time to try out those new vegetables that show up at the local farmer’s market. Read More »

News, Nutrition · Marshall · Comments { 0 }