Easy Tips to Help End Your Child’s Bedwetting

Did you know that about 15 percent of five-year-olds still wet the bed at night? Bedwetting is a common problem in school-aged children. Luckily, it is seldom anything to worry about, but it often does cause significant stress in families.
“He’s been potty-trained since he was two! Read More »

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Behind the Scenes at Avera McKennan: Housekeeper Adds a Touch of Humor

As she pushes along her yellow and black Rubbermaid cart, Cindy Robish greets the other Avera McKennan employees and visitors on two west, the neuro and orthopedic floor.
“She’s a communication intern, so she’s following me,” Robish said, explaining my presence. Read More »

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See the Difference: Advancements in Cataract Treatment

Cataracts are the leading cause of worldwide blindness and result from the clouding and browning of the natural lens. It is like the difference between swimming with goggles in a crystal clear pool versus in an algae-blooming prairie lake in August. Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Cochlear Implants: Part 2

In my last post, we reviewed what a cochlear implant is and how it works. Now, I wanted to take some time to give you the most recent candidacy requirements and other key information regarding the device.
The candidacy for receiving a cochlear implant has progressed since the first FDA approval for adults in 1985. Read More »

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Everything You Need to Know about Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus

Summer is a time to enjoy being outdoors. Summer is also a time when the pesky mosquitoes and the creepy-crawlies come out, and some of those bugs are capable of transmitting diseases to humans. Lately, I have had a few questions from parents who are concerned about some of those diseases that are popular subjects in the news – Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus.  Read More »

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It’s Potty Training Time: Things to Keep in Mind Before You Begin

Potty training is a skill all typical children will achieve. With some kids, potty training is a breeze, while other kids will take their parents and caregivers for a wild ride before they reach this goal.
Potty training can be a stressful time, but you can make it a little easier by understanding the developmental skills your child needs to be successful. Read More »

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