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Liver Transplant Comes to Sioux Falls

When Avera was given the green light last year to perform liver transplants, surgeon Jeffery Steers described the feeling in one word. Relief. “It was hard knowing there was a patient we could help, but couldn’t yet do the transplant here in Sioux Falls,” said Steers, MD, FACS. Read More »
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Innovative Weight Loss Option: When Diet & Exercise Aren’t Enough

If you want to lose 30 to 50 pounds, but have struggled to with diet and exercise alone, the latest in non-surgical weight loss procedures – known as endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) – can help you eat less and lose weight without surgery. Read More »
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Pumpkin Perfect Thanksgiving Treat (Recipe)

Everyone has a favorite Thanksgiving Day treat. If pumpkin pie is your go-to dessert, the Hy-Vee dietitians have a great alternative with less sugar: pumpkin pudding. Enjoy! Get an easy-to-print version of the recipe. Pumpkin Parfait Serves: 5 Source: Hy-Vee Test Kitchen Ingredients 1 (1.34 oz) package fat free/sugar free instant vanilla pudding 1 ½ cup skim milk 1 cup canned pumpkin 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice ½ cup gingersnap cookie crumbs (10 – 12 cookies) 5 tbsp. Read More »
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We Go with a Dietitian for Coffee to Get the Skinny on Lattes and More

An energizing espresso-based treat is a great way to kick the workday doldrums to the curb. Even on the weekend, there’s not much that beats a big cup full of your favorite caffeine-laced beverage. Gourmet coffee now is everywhere, but sometimes it’s easier to enjoy it than it is to consider exactly how much sugar, calories and fat are packed into some of these treats. Read More »
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Recipe: Alaska Salmon-Stuffed Tomatoes

If you’re looking to use up some of those garden tomatoes and get a good dose of healthy protein, this is a great recipe courtesy of Hy-Vee. Serves 4 – 6 Source: Alaska Seafood Ingredients: 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tbsp. Read More »
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What to Expect at Your Annual Checkup

Just as your birthday comes around once a year, your annual wellness exam should happen every year, too – especially if you want to experience the best possible health for years to come. “No matter what your age or gender, an annual wellness exam is beneficial, and most insurance plans cover the cost,” said Tad Jacobs, DO, Chief Medical Officer for Avera Medical Group. Read More »
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