Acupuncture Changed Everything for this Seasonal Allergy Sufferer

While almost everyone looks forward to the change of season between winter’s chills and the birdsong and brightness of spring, do not count Avera McKennan Corporate Health Coordinator Lacey Seefeldt in that group. Seefeldt usually dreaded the change of season, and her ball and chain for warm weather in the Midwest was nasal spray and a package of tissues. Read More »
Integrative Medicine · McKennan

Occupational Therapy: The Art of Adapting

As an occupational therapist, I see a little bit of everything. I get to work with people from all stages of life, with varying abilities and disabilities. Today alone, I saw adult orthopedic patients, ran to the nursing home to see a few residents, returned to the hospital for another orthopedic patient, and I ended my day with elementary school-aged children. Read More »
Family Medicine · Avera Health

Smarter Hearing Has Arrived

In September 2014, I introduced you to the Made for iPhone® Hearing Aids that made a big splash in our clinic at Avera Medical Group Ear, Nose & Throat Yankton. Well, another splash is on the way as one of the leading hearing aid manufacturing companies, Resound, has introduced another advancement to the hearing aid industry. Read More »
Ear Nose and Throat · Sacred Heart

Sharing “Faith, Hope and Love” because of Avera’s Patience, Care and Compassion

I’d like to share a story about a cancer patient who benefited from holistic care at the Prairie Center, and she began to “pay it forward” by making beautiful quilts that display her gratitude… Registered nurses know so much about care that when they receive it, they can be considered true experts on its quality, much like chefs who review restaurants. Read More »
Cancer Care, Integrative Medicine · McKennan

Journey to Wellness: The Skinny on Fats

“The fat you eat is the fat you wear.” – Dr. John McDougall   This has always been one of my favorite quotes. I first heard it three years ago and I’ve never forgotten it. The average American eats 30 – 40 percent of his or her daily calories from fat, with about 15 percent consisting of saturated fats. Read More »
News and Events, Nutrition · Avera Health

Get Kids Moving for Increased Attention Spans

“Sit still and pay attention.” This may be a common phrase uttered in many classrooms toward children who are often labeled as fidgety.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there has been an increase in the number of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Read More »
Child Development · McKennan