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…

National Nutrition Month

How long have you been wanting to clean up your diet? Well, March is National Nutrition Month, making it the perfect time to start! We want to help you develop and maintain healthy nutritional habits. In this post, we will highlight tips from a dietician that promote realistic and sustainable nutritious practices. Let’s get started!   Increase Fruits & Vegetables…

New Heart Healthy Tips

New Heart Healthy Tips Since spring is right around the corner, we wanted to give you a few more heart-healthy tips to use throughout the rest of the year. In this post, we will look at foods that contribute to a healthy heart. Fatty Fish Studies have shown that fatty fishes like tuna, sardines, salmon, and mackerel are excellent heart-healthy…

Healthy Stress Relievers During A Pandemic

Mental health is one of the most affected areas of our well-being during a pandemic, as proven by COVID-19. As such, recommendations have come from many organizations, both locally and internationally, on the importance of maintaining our mental stability. In fact, these suggestions are ideal since the constant lockdowns, social and physical distancing, and curfews have been causing many of…

Stay Well with Preventative Care Today

Sioux Center Health stands firmly with our community. Our faith tells us that things will get better. Regardless, we continue to provide the same high-quality healthcare you have become accustomed to despite the covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic has caused a great dilemma across the world. According to the World Health Organization, prevention and treatment services for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like…

Why be a Health Hero?

The healthcare sector is one of the most important industries out there. It is essential because, at some point in everyone’s life, they will need medical intervention, whether it is for minor or significant reasons. All healthcare professionals, especially those that are more hands-on, such as Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), and Registered Nurses (RNs) will tell…

Tips For Healthy Skin

Healthy Skin Month Having healthy skin is essential for everyone, no matter our age or gender. This month is National Healthy Skin Month; as such, we have dedicated this post to help you develop and maintain healthy skin. Healthy skincare practices help to slow aging appearance and prevent various skin problems. The tips below can be practiced by everyone; let’s…

Grief During the Pandemic

Grief During the Pandemic The death of a loved one is one of life's most difficult experiences, and when a loved one dies during the COVID-19 pandemic, regardless of the cause of death, beginning the grief journey can be more complex due to physical distancing and gathering restrictions. Along this journey, you will encounter some difficult and sad moments, as…