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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
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Five Things Healthy Families Are Doing

Good health — it’s important! And the well-being of our families, as a collective whole, is just as important as our individual health. While no two families are alike, generally happy and healthy families seem to share several attributes that nurture the mind, body and soul. Read More »
Child Development, Preventative Care · Avera Health
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Chronic condition? Here are 10 things you should be asking your doctor

When it comes to your health and dealing with a chronic condition, there is no such thing as a “stupid” question. In fact, the more you know, the more you’ll feel satisfied with the outcome of your visit to the doctor. Read More »
Exercise, News, Preventative Care · Avera Health

Kicking the Habit

You’ve just eaten a wonderful steak dinner. What’s next? If you’re a smoker, the end of a good meal may trigger a cigarette craving. If you’re trying to quit, one of the keys is knowing your triggers and how to work around them. Read More »
Preventative Care · Avera Health

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
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Could a Lung Screening Save Your Life?

In my time at the Avera Cancer Institute in Mitchell, I have seen all kinds of people walk through the door. All with different kinds of cancer, one of the hardest ones to catch early is lung cancer. According to the American Cancer Society lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer for both men and women. Read More »
Cancer, Preventative Care · Queen of Peace