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Ask Questions to Find the Freshest Flavors at Local Farmers Markets

You might not make it there as often as you’d like, but you should make regular trips to your local farmers market part of your food shopping – if you want to have the freshest and most long-lasting flavors of the season. Read More »
Child Development, Children's Health, Family Medicine, Heart Health, Just for Fun, Nutrition, Wellness and Prevention · 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

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

Christmas Eve Traditions

Twas the day before Christmas, and all through the house, The kitchen was a buzzin’; there was nary a mouse. The cookies and treats were done to perfection, In hopes that all would enjoy the confections. And what to the wondering eyes should appear, But a plate full of goodies, and a room full of cheer. Read More »
Just for Fun · Marshall

Bagging Treats and Safety this Halloween!

Halloween is another reason I love the fall. My son is 3 years old, so this year is particularly exciting for us. He plans on being Spiderman, and has been preparing for his vigilante night of fun by wearing his costume constantly. Read More »
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