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 »

Child Development, Pediatrics · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

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 »

Cancer, Preventative Care · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

Behind the Scenes at Avera McKennan: The Heart of a Volunteer

It all started with heart surgery.
After he healed, Joe Ahlers was asked to volunteer in the Mended Hearts program and visit patients at the Avera Heart Hospital. As a survivor, he encourages current heart patients.
A year after starting as a volunteer at the heart hospital, he also began volunteering at Avera McKennan. Read More »

Just for Fun · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

Understanding Your Child’s Temperament: Level of Activity

Ever wonder why some kids seem to be always “on the go” while others are content to sit and play quietly for long periods of time? Chances are that the differences we’re looking at in this situation are related to temperament.  Read More »

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Food Safety: Top Three Tips for Proper Food Prep

Salmonella, Norovirus, Campylobacter, E. Coli, Listeria, Clostridium perfringens, Cyclospora — were these names on the guest list for your last barbeque or picnic? I would hope not! These are not guests that you would want to be attending your event; these are the names of the bacteria, viruses and parasites that are common causes of food poisoning. Read More »

Nutrition, Preventative Care · Marshall · Comments { 0 }