Avera News Team

Avera News Team

Marketing and Communications at Avera Health

Avera’s team of writers operates as a news staff for Avera Health and its team of experts.

Our job is to spread their knowledge so you can live a healthier life. Look to us as a resource for the latest health tips and news on everything from general wellness, cancer care and heart health to tips on navigating your health insurance plan.

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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

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

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
Medical personnel looking at x-ray image in hospital hallway

Weekly Tumor Conferences Give Breast Cancer Patients Attention of Many Experts

Each Wednesday morning, a team of about 30 experts gathers at the Avera Cancer Institute in Sioux Falls with a single-minded focus. The members of the team are voracious researchers, and the focus of their meeting is a comprehensive review of the cases of breast cancer patients who are receiving care from the Institute’s physicians. Read More »
Cancer Care · Avera Health

Understanding Cold Sores

They attack our faces, and the way they look is almost as bad as the pain. Creeping in as a tingle along our lips, they grow into a sore, ugly mark on our mouths. They stick around too long, and they pack a stinging discomfort, too. Read More »
Skin Care · Avera Health