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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

When to get help for a headache

There are some 200 different kinds of headaches, and about 90 percent are of the non-dangerous type. We’re not talking about how miserably or painful headaches can be, just that most are “not dangerous.” This is about how to recognize when a headache might be dangerous, and when to come in and see the doctor or care provider. Read More »
Primary Care · McKennan
Don't let leakage of urine stop you from doing what you enjoy.

The Difference Between Urge Urinary Incontinence and Stress Urinary Incontinence

It happened. You had to go to the bathroom very badly, and then you sneezed and wet your pants. You are not alone! Urinary incontinence is a common issue that women of all ages experience, and it is one of the primary topics we deal with in our clinic. Read More »
Primary Care · McKennan

First-Aid Kit Essentials

Anyone with children knows that with childhood comes the inevitable scenario of “fell down, went boom.” Fortunately, most of these injuries are minor and are easily cared for at home. Having a well-stocked first aid kit with a few essential items will help dry the tears and get your youngster feeling better again in no time! Read More »
Primary Care · McKennan

After-Hours Care vs. Emergency Room – What’s the Difference?

You pick up your child from daycare only to find out she is sick. Something about the way she looks makes you think she shouldn’t wait to see her regular doctor tomorrow. Where should you go—to an after-hours care location or to the emergency room? Read More »
Primary Care · McKennan

What to Expect from Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery

What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Pelvic organ prolapse is a very common condition affecting women of all ages. It occurs when the connective tissue that supports the bladder, uterus, top of the vagina after hysterectomy, or rectum becomes lax and leads to dropping of these organs. Read More »
Primary Care · McKennan