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Colon Cancer Screening:  Beyond the Colonoscopy

When it comes to colon cancer screening, colonoscopy is the gold standard. However, with at-home screening tests available – both approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – you now have more options than ever before. How do you know which is the best one for you? Read More »
Cancer Care · Avera Health
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The ARC Program: Bridging the Gap

The safe return to competition after orthopedic injury is a grueling process that must include a team of professionals working together to help the athlete as a whole. The rehabilitation team, including the orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, athletic trainers and even coaches must work together to consider all the aspects regarding rehabilitation and the needs of the athlete. Read More »
Sports Medicine · Avera Health

Convenient, Online Access to Employee Assistance

When you’re considering who to talk to about things that keep you up at night, it’s tricky. You can go to your spouse, or a friend, but because they are so close to you, it’ll be hard for them to be detached. Read More »
Mental Health · Avera Health

A Bounty of Irish Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Sláinte! With St. Patrick’s Day just over the horizon, the traditions of the Emerald Isle will once again pop up like clover on menus and dinner tables. While everyone enjoy’s this March holiday and its trappings, there’s some wisdom in watching what we eat when it comes this special time of year. Read More »
Nutrition · Avera Health

Caffeine: How Much is Too Much?

Bitter but beneficial, especially when you’re tired. That’s a great way to summarize caffeine, which may be the world’s most widely used drug. Coffee, tea and energy drinks – along with soda pop – all offer this booster to our breakfasts, lunches and in some cases, working nights, too. Read More »
Nutrition · Avera Health

Women: Don’t Ignore Your Heart

If you think your only concern as a woman should be breast cancer — think again. The No. 1 killer among women is actually heart disease, which kills one out of four women every year. Thankfully, there are ways to protect yourself at any age. Read More »
Heart Health · Avera Health