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How Serious Is it? When to Avoid the ER and When to Go

Knowing when to go to the emergency room and when to head to an urgent care clinic can save you both time and money. In fact, it’s estimated that 13 – 27 percent of all emergency room visits could be treated elsewhere with potential cost savings of $4.4 billion every year. Read More »
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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 »
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Get Your Colon Prep On: 10 Tips to Get Through It 

The hardest thing about colonoscopy is often the prep the day before the actual screening. Here are our best tips to help you through your colon prep. Try to schedule Monday morning if possible so you can take less time off work by doing the prep on Sunday. Read More »
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Top Five Tips to Help You Sleep

Almost everyone’s looking to sleep through the night and to get good rest from their sleep. If you’re like many who awake tired or crave naps all day, check out these five suggestions that really help: 1). Acupuncture: Did you know it can improve your sleep? Read More »
Integrative Medicine, Wellness and Prevention · 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 »
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Thinking About an ER Visit? Maybe AveraNow Can Help

Have you ever had the feeling while walking out of an emergency room that maybe you could have waited until the next morning and saved the money? Well, thanks to revolutionary technologies such as AveraNow, you have one more access point to medical care that’s cost effective. Read More »
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