Fair Food: Tips for Keeping Healthy

In 1904, St. Louis hosted the World’s Fair. Many of you may have heard the story about the ice cream booth entrepreneur who ran out of dishes and spoons for his ice cream and had the waffle maker at the neighboring booth fry up a thick waffle that was rolled up to make a cone. Read More »

Nutrition · Marshall · Comments { 0 }

Understanding Your Child’s Temperament: What is Temperament?

A lot of people confuse temper and temperament. Temper is what we lose when we get angry. Temperament has a much broader definition. Temperament is all about how we face the world and respond to it day-in and day-out. It is made up of nine characteristics, each of which influences our responses. Read More »

Child Development · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

Happy Feet: The Callus and Corn Conundrum

It is a challenging conundrum or problem that most of us foolishly ignore our feet until they give us trouble.
This last week, a woman in her 90s hobbled into my office complaining of an exceedingly sore foot. There was a hard pointed callus on the sole of the foot where the fat-pad had thinned with age. Read More »

Primary Care · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

Everything You Need to Know About Botox Injections

Botox injections are the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the U.S. and the number of injections continues to rise at a steady rate. But why is it so popular?
Here’s my take:
Botox is an injection to treat wrinkles that has been approved in the U.S. Read More »

Dermatology · McKennan · Comments { 1 }

Registered Dietitians: Who They Are and What They Do

These days, people can get nutrition information from the internet, TV, radio and everyone from your doctor to a stranger on the street. This can make it very difficult to sort out the real evidenced-based nutrition information from the bogus advice. Read More »

Nutrition, Preventative Care · Heart Hospital · Comments { 0 }

What Motivates You To Exercise?

“Should I workout today?” What comes to your mind when you are faced with this question?
Motivation is simply a desire or willingness of someone to do something that will impact their life. By now, we all know what we should or shouldn’t do to be healthy. Read More »

Exercise · Avera Health · Comments { 0 }