Be Courageous and Talk about Eating Disorders

You’re invited to join the recognition of National Eating Disorders Week that begins Sunday, Feb. 26. Every 62 minutes, someone in the United States dies because an eating disorder. It’s estimated that approximately 30 million people in the U.S., including 10 million men, will suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder some time in their life. Read More »
Mental Health · Avera Health

Sleep: It Does the Body Good

This blog post is from Becky Hanzen, one of the Avera Integrative Medicine Health Coaches. Whenever I hit those difficult moments in life that leave me short on sleep – that’s when I truly appreciate how much good sleep is such a blessing. Read More »
Integrative Medicine · Avera Health

What Pee Color Means

Our fascinating bodily functions can tell us about our health, and urine is no exception. You’ve probably wondered why it can vary in shade from day to day. Dileep Bhat, MD, a urologist with Avera Medical Group Specialty Care Brookings, said he encourages patients who see certain patterns – and colors – to get it tested. Read More »
Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health

Top Five Tips to Help You Sleep

Almost everyone’s looking to sleep through the night and to get good rest from their sleep. If you’re like many who awake tired or crave naps all day, check out these five suggestions that really help: 1). Acupuncture: Did you know it can improve your sleep? Read More »
Integrative Medicine, Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health

Surgeon and Patient Meet Years After Transplant

Dr. Steers, left, meets Tessa Hertel in person. When 20-year-old Tessa Hertel worked in the Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center laboratory, coworkers would often mention the name of Dr. Jeffery Steers, an Avera Transplant Institute physician who was helping to develop a liver transplant program at Avera. Read More »
Patient Stories · Avera Health

What Your Stools Are Telling You about Your Health

It’s not a tidy topic or one we share widely in polite company. But it is something with which we’re innately familiar. You know – almost everyone looks when they are done with their No. 2s or “their business.” Knowing the basics about what your stool is telling you can provide insight on your health, especially the health of your colon. Read More »
Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health