Get Your Colon-Cancer Stopping Exam Earlier in Life

There’s an important update available, and it’s not for your phone. It used to be age 50, but now, anyone approaching their 45th birthday should talk to their primary care provider to schedule a possibly life-saving colonoscopy. It can stop colorectal cancer. While the age changed, colon cancer has not. It remains one of the most deadly forms of cancer.…

National Donor Day for February

February 14th is not only celebrated as Valentine's Day; it is also observed as National Donor Day, and is just another way for you to show love, care, and compassion. This day helps to convey a very important message and we want to help spread awareness. You  can spread awareness around National Donor Day by sharing this post. Additionally, you…

For Your Loved Ones, Take Care of Your Heart

It’s the sweetheart month, and many folks will be thinking flowers, chocolates and celebratory suppers. Boxes of candy are nice, but if you really want to prove your devotion, focus instead on the health of your heart. As Americans, one out of every three of us will face heart disease. It could be you or me. The facts are sobering:…

American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month and for the entire month, we want you to ask yourself, what would I do without a heart? Plus, did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? Your heart is one of the most important organs within your body, therefore, you should do all you can to…

Nursing Recruitment

3 Reasons Why Nurses should Work in a Senior Living Campus Life as a nurse is interesting, but if you're passionate about your profession, caring for others will be second nature. Also, it's something you will want to always be a part of. Nursing recruitment for home nursing is probably one of the most undervalued career paths in the nursing…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In this post, we want to explore what breast cancer is and look at a few ways you can try to prevent this condition. What is Breast Cancer? According to the CDC, breast cancer is a disease that can affect any area of the breast in both men and women. When breast cancer occurs,…

National Physical Therapy Month

October is National Physical Therapy Month and last year's theme was the promotion of physical activity and the unique value physical therapists and physical therapist assistants bring to help people get moving. So we are excitedly anticipating this year’s team. In the meantime, we want to help you and your loved ones understand more about physical therapy and its importance!…

Mental Illness Awareness Week

The Ripple Effect Of Mental Illness PERSON People with depression have a 40% higher risk of developing cardiovascular and metabolic diseases than the general population. People with serious mental illness are nearly twice as likely to develop these conditions. 18.4% of U.S. adults with mental illness also experienced a substance use disorder in 2019 (9.5 million individuals) The rate of unemployment is higher among U.S.…

Healthy Aging

Aging is a natural phenomenon that everyone experiences, and some of us get to grow older than others; however, it can be a beautiful experience if you let it. The Pan American Health Organization describes healthy aging as a continuous process of optimizing opportunities to maintain and improve physical and mental health, independence, and quality of life throughout the life…

Sioux Center Health Specialty Clinic Welcomes New Dermatology Team

Sioux Center Health is pleased to announce Dermatologist Patrick Safo, MD, PhD;  Emily Kruse, PA-C; and Crystal Oberle, PA-C of Dunes Dermatology in Dakota Dunes will begin seeing patients on September 27. Specialties include: Comprehensive skin care for adults and children: - Acne and Rosacea - Warts - Moles and Lesions - Eczema and Psoriasis - Rashes and Infections -…

Falls Prevention

Anyone can fall at any time; after all, it is an accident, and accidents are unforeseen happenings. However, some groups are more susceptible than others, such as seniors, the disabled, and children. Thankfully there are several ways to be ready with falls prevention, and in this post, we will describe a few of those options. Wear Appropriate Shoes Seniors should…

The Importance of Getting Immunized

It is important to get immunized or vaccinated to prevent or reduce disease effects on individuals. Vaccination eradicates or limits the spread of harmful contagious diseases like measles, smallpox, polio, diphtheria, HPV Hepatitis A, B and C, and COVID-19. What is Immunization? Immunization protects people from disease by taking a vaccine to cause an immune reaction in your body, similar…