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…

3 Back-To-School Health Tips

Back-to-school is literally just around the corner, and with everything that’s been happening, it’s essential that we do our best as parents to keep our kids safe and healthy this school season. Let’s look at a few ways you can do this. Provide Healthy Meals Providing your kids with healthy meals will help to give them a good start to…

Summer Health

Get active this summer and improve your health with outdoor activities, like walking, biking, swimming, kayaking, etc. If those activities don’t sound like you can manage or are just not practical for you, you can also try planting a fruit & veggie garden or doing outdoor arts and crafts with the kids. Why Get Active? Leading an active lifestyle is…

UV Safety

UV is a term that you may frequently hear because it’s commonly used by both laymen and medical professionals. But how much do you really know about UV and more importantly, UV safety? Summer is coming up, which means the sun is going to get hotter. As such, today we’ll be looking at UV safety to provide you with answers…

National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. How much do you know about a stroke? Like, what is it, how is caused, who is more likely to suffer a stroke? What are its signs and symptoms, how is it diagnosed and treated, and is there a way to prevent it? With this post, we want to spread stroke awareness by helping…

National Mental Health Month/Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week; May 3 – 9

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and May 3-9 also happens to be Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. The Sioux Center Health family wants to spread awareness, improve understanding, and reduce the stigma associated with mental health conditions. Across the United States, over ten (10) million persons are diagnosed with and are directly affected by a mental illness. Others…

Top Health Concerns You Should Know About

It’s no secret that people are gradually becoming more health-conscious, and it makes sense because so many persons are being affected by chronic non-communicable diseases. Whether your interest in health stems from preventative or disease-management purposes, we are here to help. In this post, we aim to provide clarity on some top health concerns and why they matter. Obesity Obesity…