Spreading the Avera Mission this Season

December weather has been extremely unusual this year. As a result, I was able to run along the Yankton Trail on a very warm Saturday morning and enjoy the weather. Getting out in the morning to exercise allows me the opportunity to clear my mind and reflect on my life and that of others. Read More »
Just for Fun · McKennan · Comments { 1 }

Christmas Eve Traditions

Twas the day before Christmas, and all through the house, The kitchen was a buzzin’; there was nary a mouse. The cookies and treats were done to perfection, In hopes that all would enjoy the confections. And what to the wondering eyes should appear, But a plate full of goodies, and a room full of cheer. Read More »
Just for Fun · Marshall · Comments { 1 }

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 · Comments { 0 }

5 Fast Tips for a Faster Track Block Start

December is upon us, which means track and field is right around the corner! December through February is the optimal time frame to start gearing up and getting ready to hit the track again. These tips can help an athlete get the most out of his or her block starts this year. Read More »
Sports Medicine · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

We Have Too Many Toys! Alternative Gifts for Kids

The holidays are fast approaching and our thoughts turn to the frenzy of buying gifts. It’s always a joy to select gifts for friends and family, and watch their (hopefully) delight when the gift is opened. Buying toys for kids and hearing their squeals of delight is especially satisfying! Read More »
Child Development · Avera Health · Comments { 1 }

Preventing a Season of Shin Splints

Your star runner on the track team is losing her speed. Once unintimidated by races and long runs, she now struggles to jog a simple mile. She may be enduring a shin splint. What are shin splints? Shin splints are a common lower leg injury for runners. Read More »
Sports Medicine · McKennan · Comments { 0 }