Sharing “Faith, Hope and Love” because of Avera’s Patience, Care and Compassion

I’d like to share a story about a cancer patient who benefited from holistic care at the Prairie Center, and she began to “pay it forward” by making beautiful quilts that display her gratitude… Registered nurses know so much about care that when they receive it, they can be considered true experts on its quality, much like chefs who review restaurants. Read More »
Cancer, Integrative Medicine · McKennan

Journey to Wellness: The Skinny on Fats

“The fat you eat is the fat you wear.” – Dr. John McDougall   This has always been one of my favorite quotes. I first heard it three years ago and I’ve never forgotten it. The average American eats 30 – 40 percent of his or her daily calories from fat, with about 15 percent consisting of saturated fats. Read More »
News, Nutrition · Avera Health

Get Kids Moving for Increased Attention Spans

“Sit still and pay attention.” This may be a common phrase uttered in many classrooms toward children who are often labeled as fidgety.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there has been an increase in the number of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Read More »
Child Development · McKennan

Creating a Plan for Success: Off-Season Ball Handling and Shooting

Basketball is a skilled sport. If you only pick up a basketball during the season, you risk falling behind the players you compete against. This doesn’t mean that you can’t play other sports, but you must continue to work on your skills year round. Read More »
Sports Medicine · McKennan

Beat the Heat!

As the weather continues to promise spring conditions, now is a good time to talk about how heat affects us, especially since many people and athletes are looking forward to some quality time outdoors. Heat illness takes many forms, from mild to severe. Read More »
Sports Medicine · McKennan

Athletic Republic: Enhancing the Dynamic Athlete

With the purchase of an Athletic Republic Sports Performance Training franchise in 1994, Avera Sports became the first in the region to enter the sports training market — and we continue to set the pace as the region’s leader in the development of speed, strength and conditioning for male and female athletes of all ages and sporting backgrounds. Read More »
Sports Medicine · McKennan