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

RSV: Those Three Dreaded Letters

By now, everyone is probably well aware that “RSV season” is here. In case you aren’t aware of the signs of RSV, allow me to explain briefly what it is. RSV stands for Respiratory Syncytial Virus, which is why we just refer to it as RSV. Read More »
Children's Health · McKennan
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What’s The Big Deal With ImPACT™?

Anyone who is following the sports scene, or who has a child involved in a collision sport like football or ice hockey, has probably heard a lot about concussions. It’s been a hot topic lately, and there is a new tool in the diagnosis and management of concussions called ImPACT™.  Read More »
Children's Health, Sports Medicine · McKennan

Being an Advocate for Your Child

Parents often come to me with questions and concerns that they are embarrassed to ask, or feel pushy for being concerned about. As a pediatrician, my job is to work together with you to help your child thrive and to develop to the best of his or her abilities. Read More »
Children's Health · McKennan