Fitness Trackers

When it comes to getting fitter and healthier, knowledge is power. Fitness trackers, or wrist-worn gadgets, can tell you more about yourself than even you ever knew. I bought my FitBit in October of 2014 and I was excited to start wearing and seeing the daily numbers. Read More »
Exercise · Avera Health

5 Reasons to Make Dairy Products a Part of Your Daily Diet

June Dairy Month is an annual event that began in 1937. It initially began as an event to promote milk and help stabilize the demand for dairy products since cows were put out to pasture in the summer and this resulted in peak production during the summer months. Read More »
Nutrition · Marshall

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 »
Ear Nose and Throat · Sacred Heart
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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, Wellness and Prevention · 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