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My Child Is Sick, What Do I Do?

It is easy to become frustrated when your child is sick. As a physician and a grandpa, I regularly get asked to help determine if a child has a serious illness or just has a cold. I have a daughter in Colorado whose oldest child is 6 months old (my fifth grandchild).  Read More »
Children's Health, Health Insurance, Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health

Don’t Fall Out of Fitness

I love the fall season. But with busy schedules, kids getting back to school and daylight becoming scarce, there is always a good excuse to fall out of my fitness routine.  I try not to let the change of season slow me down.  Read More »
Exercise, Health Insurance, Just for Fun · Avera Health

Stay Healthy While Traveling

This summer I have been traveling a lot for both work and leisure activities. When traveling, it is sometimes hard for me to keep up with my exercise routine and healthy eating. Fast food seems to be an easy meal when traveling, but I like to eat it sparingly to make sure I eat healthy when on vacation. Read More »
Exercise, Health Insurance, Nutrition · Avera Health

Lace Up Your Shoes and Let’s Have Some Fun!

Celebrate National Employee Health and Fitness Week, May 14 – 18. The employees of Avera Health Plans are walking a mile over the lunch hour this week. Try to exercise with the people at your workplace. Following are some ideas I suggest to start wellness at the workplace:  Start from the top. Read More »
Exercise, Health Insurance, News and Events · Avera Health
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Mother Nature’s Gym

There are many ways to use Mother Nature’s all-inclusive gym. Here are some tips to keep in mind while enjoying the fresh air: Proper warm up. Just as you would for any type of exercise, remember to properly warm up  including a proper stretch. Read More »
Exercise, Health Insurance, Heart Health · Avera Health