Colorful Foods Offer More Than What Meets the Eye

Just as the beautiful fall colors signify the changing of seasons, nature also uses colors to provide hints about the nutritional value of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, beans and legumes. While color is the clue, the nutritional power is packed into phytonutrients. Read More »
Nutrition · Avera Health
Health & Wellness

Integrative Therapy and Cancer Treatment: How they Work Together

Integrative therapies are not often thought of as life-saving medical treatments but nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, mindfulness, aromatherapy, and acupuncture and dietary supplements can not only improve treatment response but lead to higher remission rates. What’s more, they help patients undergoing oncology treatment to manage common side effects and complete the full course of prescribed oncology treatment. Read More »
Integrative Medicine · McKennan

Ten Practical Ways to Ease Stress

Feeling stressed? You’re not the only one. We all feel stressed from time to time. Daily life stressors — from dealing with kids going back to school to concerns about finances, family or work — or even more serious life events can all cause stress of varying degrees. Read More »
Exercise, Mental Health, Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health

A New Non-Surgical Solution for Weight Loss

Perhaps you’ve struggled with your weight for years, trying and failing numerous diets. Yet you don’t qualify for weight loss surgery, or you’re not quite ready to resort to surgery. Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center is the exclusive site in South Dakota to offer a revolutionary weight-loss procedure that’s non-surgical and incision-free. Read More »
Wellness and Prevention · McKennan

Five Tips to Help Children Develop Healthy Habits

Teaching children healthy habits can seem, at times, like your family’s pile of laundry: you work on it all the time, but it’s hard to see any notable progress. The key to success with building healthy habits is having children practice the habit consistently, whether it’s wearing their bike helmets, washing their hands before and after meals, or brushing their teeth. Read More »
Child Development · Avera Health

Teens and Zits: The Road to Clearer Skin Takes Time

Being a teenager brings many changes. The good: more freedom, a driver’s license and dating. And the bad: more homework, a curfew and,often a cruel rite of passage, acne. According to Heidi Furth, CNP, of Avera Medical Group Dermatology Sioux Falls, there are four culprits responsible for those dreaded spots. Read More »
Skin Care · Avera Health