Flu Vaccinations for Avera Employees

At Avera, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for our patients, customers and residents. This includes doing everything we can to keep employees, doctors, nurses and customers healthy. Avera recently announced a new policy for mandatory influenza vaccinations for our employees. Read More »
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Tinnitus: Not Exactly Music to the Ears

Concerts are very fun, but the effects on your hearing are not. I have to admit it, I am a bit of a music junkie. This past summer has brought several fabulous musicians to the area with concerts I just couldn’t pass up. Read More »
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Behind the Scenes at Avera McKennan: Chaplains Provide Spiritual Health

In the Avera McKennan chaplaincy office, one notices a piece of unusual office furniture: a bed. It’s for the on-call chaplains who don’t want to leave the hospital on an overnight shift. At 8:30 a.m., the three chaplains in the room jump in synchrony. Read More »
Just for Fun · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

It’s Potty Training Time: Let’s Go!

Your child is showing readiness signs for potty training, things are going well at home, mom and dad are ready…let’s give this a whirl! Set a Time Limit A good recommendation is to set a time limit for potty training. This will usually be four to six weeks. Read More »
Child Development · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

How to Handle Back-to-School Jitters

It’s hard to believe, but the start of the new school year is already upon us. For some children, this means returning to a group of friends they haven’t seen much of all summer. For others, starting school may be a brand new thing! Read More »
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Making Sense of Mammography Guidelines

Having worked in the breast health field for more than 20 years and counting, women often ask me how often they should have their mammogram. Breast cancer awareness is frequently in the news and, at times, conflicting messages are reported. Guidelines to other women’s health screenings have changed over the years, which add to the confusion regarding mammography. Read More »
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