Avera Race Training: Going the Distance

Let the training begin! It was our first warmish spring day and I decided to venture out for a run. The Black Keys were jamming on my iPod and I was ready to show this run how it’s done. I’m not sure if it was the excitement of the warmer weather, or the fact that my marathon-running neighbor was outside watching my start, but I went out way too fast and by the time I rounded the second block I was about out of steam. Read More »

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Hot Topics for Parents: Teaching Feelings

Children have strong feelings. Sometimes they express them strongly, as well.
Four-year-old Matthew was being led to the time out chair by his teacher. He yelled at her, “I hate you! I hate your guts! I would like to take a scissors and cut you in pieces and flush you down the toilet!” Many adults would be shocked by this verbal outburst of feelings. Read More »

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Colon cancer growth stages

Part Three: Colorectal Cancer Treatment

What happens once cancer is diagnosed?
If you have colorectal cancer, a team of specialists will be there to help. The team will advise you to have blood tests and scans to determine what is known regarding the stage (extent) of the cancer. Read More »

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Avera Race Training: Lace Up!

Is it just me, or does it feel like this winter has been especially long? This icy and cold season has been hard on a fair-weather runner, such as me. Usually I get out more often despite the cold.
I’m a mom who works a lot of late hours, and I’m also in school to finish my MBA. Read More »

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Understanding Childhood ADHD

“My child just can’t ever sit still for more than two seconds!”
“I tell him to take out the trash, and I find him a few minutes later doing something else.”
“She is easily distracted by pretty much anything, and her teacher reports it takes her twice as long to do an assignment as it does her classmates.”
Do these types of frustrations sound familiar? Read More »

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Colonoscopy

Part Two: Colorectal Cancer Symptoms and Tests

What are the symptoms of colorectal cancer?
The development of colorectal cancer from a polyp may take between five to ten years and there may be no symptoms at all. Many symptoms are similar to those of irritable bowel syndrome and this can sometimes cause difficulty in making a diagnosis. Read More »

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