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Eight Toilet Paper Facts You Need to Know

It’s Colon Cancer Awareness Month. What better time to learn a few fun facts about toilet paper? The average American uses 50 pounds of toilet paper a year — that’s 57 squares daily and 8.6 per trip. About 2/3 of Americans prefer the toilet paper to roll over the top of the roll. Read More »
Cancer Care, Just for Fun · Avera Health

Warm Up With This Yummy Cider

When the temperatures drop, a hot cup of apple cider is a great way to warm up. Added bonus — apples and cherries are both antioxidant-rich along with other healthy nutrients. The recipe below is for hot cider but can also be served cold or as a base for punch. Read More »
Just for Fun, Nutrition · Avera Health

The Story of St. Nicholas and Ideas for a Holiday Tradition      

When my kids were growing up, we always celebrated St. Nicholas Day on December 6. Many countries around the world celebrate this day. In the United States, especially in areas where there is a strong German influence, you can find elaborate customs surrounding this day. Read More »
Just for Fun · Avera Health

Having Faith in a Resolution

“Some things have to be believed to be seen.” – Ralph Hodgson Our ‘happy new year’ is just around the corner. Have you made out your New Year’s resolution? The reason so many people set their resolutions on January 1 is that it’s a new beginning. Read More »
Just for Fun · Sacred Heart
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Occupational Therapy: How Can it Help?

Most people hear occupational therapy and think, “I don’t need a job” because they are retired or already have a job.  But occupation isn’t just about the place that you go to work every day. Occupation is defined as “Activities of everyday life, named, organized and given value and meaning by individuals and a culture.  Read More »
Just for Fun · Sacred Heart

Spreading the Avera Mission this Season

December weather has been extremely unusual this year. As a result, I was able to run along the Yankton Trail on a very warm Saturday morning and enjoy the weather. Getting out in the morning to exercise allows me the opportunity to clear my mind and reflect on my life and that of others. Read More »
Just for Fun · McKennan