Lives Are at Risk During Flu Season

People who forego their annual flu shot often believe that the worst thing that might happen is they’ll feel terrible for a few days and possibly miss some work. In reality, anyone of any age can experience severe complications of the flu, which can be deadly. Read More »
Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health
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Checklist: Coping with Stress and Burnout

Stress in moderation is healthy, but when stress is a constant in our lives it can lead to burnout. Burnout can be defined as the response to lasting stress, leading to decreased productivity, diminished compassion or care for others, and emotional drain (Edwards & Dirette, 2010). Read More »
Mental Health · McKennan

Cooking for Breast Cancer Prevention

Cooking and preparing healthy foods in your kitchen can be one of the best tools for breast cancer prevention. Lifestyle factors, including diet and exercise, play a significant role in prevention. “A woman can reduce her risk of breast cancer through simple steps like following a healthy diet, exercising and maintaining a normal weight,” said Julie Reiland, MD, breast surgeon with Avera Medical Group Comprehensive Breast Care. Read More »
Cancer Care · Avera Health

New Hope Through Genomic Medicine

If looking at the statistics alone for her type and stage of cancer, few would have predicted that Dawn Timmer would experience the health and vitality she is today. But thanks to the grace of God and the wonders of genomic medicine, her latest scans have shown her body to be clear of cancer. Read More »
Cancer Care · Avera Health

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is an exciting night for your little ghost or princess. Make sure trick-or-treaters stay safe by following these easy tips. Read More »
Child Development, Children's Health · McKennan

Boredom Breakers: Sensory Box

One of my favorite activities to do with kids is the sensory box. You can usually tell that kids are learning something by the amount of time they spend with an activity, and this one will keep their attention for a long time. Read More »
Child Development, Children's Health · McKennan