Sunscreen – We’ve Got You Covered

It’s official – spring is here, and summer is looming around the corner. However, this spring has so far been feeling a lot like summer, which means that now is a good time to remind everyone to protect their skin when playing outdoors, especially since we know that sunburns and excessive tanning increase the risk for skin cancer later in life. Read More »
Children's Health, Just for Fun · McKennan

Fever – A Cause For Alarm?

It’s midnight and your child wakes up crying. You go to check on him and notice he’s flushed. You feel his forehead and he’s burning up. You automatically reach for the Tylenol. But should you? Symptom vs. Illness Fevers are one symptom that almost every child has at some point. Read More »
Children's Health · McKennan

Spring: The Start of My Wellness Journey

A New Journey Spring has sprung!  I hope everyone completed their activity checklist from our Avera Employee Wellness website. My checklist is complete. Last week I did my Health Screening. The hardest part of that was the fasting … by the time I arrived at the screening, I desperately wanted a cup of coffee. Read More »
Employees · St. Lukes

Health & Wellness Journey

Although I’m new to this blogging thing, I’m looking forward to sharing with everyone about the opportunity that was granted to my Avera colleagues and me. The “To Your Health” wellness program is a way for Avera employees to improve daily choices and complete health-advising sessions to develop better overall health. Read More »
Employees, Exercise · St. Lukes
Beach Family Vacation

Spring Break Safety Tips

The end of another winter is rapidly approaching, and what better way to welcome the spring thaw than by heading off to a warm and exotic destination for some fun in the sun. Spring break! And what better way to ruin that much-anticipated vacation than by acquiring traveler’s diarrhea or a nasty sunburn. Read More »
Children's Health, Just for Fun · McKennan

Hummus Dip – A Healthy Party Option

When it comes to entertaining, the food is always the centerpiece of any party. But if you’re trying to serve healthy options, it can be hard to find crowd-pleasing choices that everyone will love. Try hummus, a bean-based dip that is loaded with flavor and offers up a healthy dose of fiber and other nutrients. Read More »
Heart Health, Nutrition · Heart Hospital