Breast Density: Five Things You Should Know

Breasts are composed of a variety of tissues, but the tissue doctors refer to as dense is very common. In fact, 40-47 percent of women who are between the ages of 40 and 74 have what is considered dense breast tissue. Read More »
Cancer Care · Avera Health

Add Pumpkin to Your Fall Foods

Fall and Thanksgiving are right around the corner, which means the pumpkin-flavored cakes, cookies and pies are popping up everywhere. It’s easy to justify that piece of pumpkin pie because pumpkins are good for us (which is very true). Pumpkins contain many antioxidants such as vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Read More »
Nutrition · Avera Health

The Whispering Cancer – Ovarian Cancer

When Anola Ketelhohn went in for her yearly physical in 2014, she expressed concerns with bloating, stomach discomfort and even trouble eating – she felt full after only a few bites. She never considered that it could be ovarian cancer – the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women. Read More »
Cancer Care · Avera Health

Getting to Know The Pink Ladies

Their dynamic events like The Avera Race Against Breast Cancer and Paint the Night Pink draw plenty of attention, but it’s the compassion-in-action behind the scenes that makes The Avera Pink Ladies noteworthy. We spoke with Janice O’Connor, who joined The Pink Ladies in 2008. Read More »
Cancer Care · Avera Health

ACL Injuries Can Happen to Anyone

An ACL injury sounds like something that would only happen to an athlete, but Brandon Fites, MD, orthopedic and sports medicine specialist, says they’re more common than you think. Everyone from high school and recreational athletes to farmers and ranchers can suffer an ACL injury. Read More »
Sports Medicine · Avera Health
Raking Leaves

Fall Chores Can Keep You Active

Summer’s gone, but the beauty of autumn is that all the winter preparation work we do can help us burn calories and get active. Why not accomplish two positives with every step, swing of the rake and bag of leaves hauled to the curb? Read More »
Exercise · Avera Health