Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

While social, emotional and health factors play a role in the foods people choose to eat, the foods we enjoy are the ones we eat most. That is why, as a part of National Nutrition Month 2014, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” Each March, the Academy encourages Americans to return to the basics of healthful eating throughout the month. Read More »
Nutrition · Marshall

Safety First: Could Your Child’s Toys Be Dangerous?

An average of 450 children require medical treatment every day for injuries related to toys. Almost half of these injuries are due to choking. Children ages four and under are at the greatest risk for toy-related injury. While toy safety standards have been improved in recent years, we can’t assume that all toys are safe. Read More »
Child Development · McKennan

Creating a Culture of Healthy Habits

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, culture is defined as a way of thinking, behaving or working that exists in a place or organization. We all encounter different cultures throughout our day, but many of us don’t stop to think consciously about how the cultures impact our thinking or behavior. Read More »
Employees, Exercise, Heart Health · Avera Health

Health Insurance: Not just for fossils

“I thought health insurance was just for fossils until I ended up in the ER …” A friend of mine owns a Toyota Tundra that he shares with his girlfriend. He told me, “I might love that truck as much as I love my girlfriend.” Kidding aside, it’s his work truck and gets him around — it even got him to the emergency room after he had an accident while remodeling their kitchen. Read More »
Health Insurance, News and Events · Avera Health

First-Aid Kit Essentials

Anyone with children knows that with childhood comes the inevitable scenario of “fell down, went boom.” Fortunately, most of these injuries are minor and are easily cared for at home. Having a well-stocked first aid kit with a few essential items will help dry the tears and get your youngster feeling better again in no time! Read More »
Family Medicine · McKennan

Consequences of No Health Insurance

“Do I really have to … ?” I must have said that at least 100 times growing up. Do I really have to go to bed? Do I really have to wash the dishes? Do I really have to wear braces? Read More »
Health Insurance, News and Events · Avera Health