Integrative Medicine and Your New Year’s Health Resolutions

We all view change as difficult and time consuming, but if you’ve committed to making long-term health changes this year, integrative medicine might be the means toward helping you be successful in making changes for good. Common New Year’s resolutions I hear from my patients include quitting smoking, losing weight or just eating healthier. Read More »
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Creating an Easy, Effective and Fun Wellness Plan

I have said it many times: I want to exercise more and eat healthier. We can all make this statement, but if we don’t have a plan, the goal may fail. Setting the goal is just the first step. Know where you’re going, what resources you’ll need, who can help and — most importantly — what Plan B is when life throws a monkey wrench into Plan A. Read More »
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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 }
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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 »
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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 »
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