Home Alone After School

We’re in the heat of summer, but many parents are already making plans for back to school, especially after-school care for your school-age children. When school is back in session, it may come as a relief to know exactly where your child is during the workday. Read More »
News and Events · Avera Health

Mealtime Hydration Does a Body Good

A great way to meet your water goal every day is to drink a glass of water before each meal. Besides helping to keep you hydrated there are a ton of other benefits, according to Teresa Blauwet, Hy-Vee Dietitian. • You’re more likely to eat fewer calories because water can provide a sense of fullness in your stomach. Read More »
Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health

Step to it: 10,000 Daily

Living in the Sioux Falls area, we are so fortunate to have miles of bike path, several parks and outdoor activities to keep us active during the summer. What a perfect place to be for the LiveNow Challenge!  Studies show that 10,000 steps daily is the right activity level to help prevent weight gain and keep you on track for a healthy lifestyle. Read More »
Exercise, News and Events · Avera Health

Learn About Leukemia and Lymphoma

When Rachael Fjeldheim found herself sleeping more than 12 hours a night, the 22-year-old cosmetologist thought she was just suffering another onset of mononucleosis, a virus she had as a teen. Rachael had recently moved to Rapid City, S.D., where she was striking out on her own, across the state from her hometown of Aberdeen, S.D. Read More »
Cancer Care · Avera Health

Zika: What Every Woman Needs to Know

If you’re pregnant or thinking of having a child, you’ve probably spent a minute or two worrying about Zika, a virus spread primarily through mosquito bites. If a woman is infected during pregnancy, Zika has been linked to increased risk of microcephaly and other severe brain defects in the fetus. Read More »
News and Events · Avera Health

Cherry Limeade: A refreshing treat

What’s more refreshing on a hot summer day than a cool glass of lemonade? Hy-Vee Dietitian Janine Albers has you covered with this infused water recipe that offers all the taste without the sugar.     Cherry Limeade Ingredients 6 to 8 mint leaves 10 pitted cherries, cut in half 1 Key lime, sliced thinly Ice 1 liter water (still or sparkling) Directions Mash mint leaves in bottom of glass.  Read More »
Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health