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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 · Comments { 0 }

Imagine a Moment with Parkinson’s Disease

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, and in honor of that, I want to shed light on this debilitating condition that affects millions currently, and will begin to have a higher occurrence in the U.S. as our baby boomer generation ages. Read More »
Neuro Health, News · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

Understanding Your Child’s Temperament: Persistence

While watching my toddler grandson try to insert an octagonal shape into a circular shape-sorter slot, I was reminded of the persistence trait. He was determined to make the piece fit even though he was not being rewarded for these attempts. Read More »
Child Development · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

Journey to Wellness: The Dairy Debate

As someone who subscribes to a plant-based diet (vegan), last month I answered the question about where I get protein in my diet. This month I thought I would answer the second most common question I receive: Where do you get your calcium? Read More »
Nutrition · Avera Health · Comments { 0 }

Understanding Your Child’s Temperament: Intensity of Expression

Ever notice how some kids can stub a toe and cry for half an hour while another can fall and bloody his nose, but just gets up, wipes his nose and goes on as if nothing happened? These would be examples of the opposite extremes of the intensity temperament trait. Read More »
Child Development · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

Exercise With a Partner for Improved Success

Do you want increased success maintaining your fitness routine and have better results in the process? Exercising with a partner might be the answer. Around this time of year, the initial enthusiasm you had for fitness glory around New Year’s could be waning. Read More »
Exercise · Sacred Heart · Comments { 0 }