Community Leaders Ask For Responsibility In Celebrating Holidays

Sioux Center Health, the City of Sioux Center and the Sioux Center Chamber of Commerce want to take a moment to share our appreciation to our community for your continued support and cooperation as we have faced an unprecedented year. We know and realize that COVID-19 has impacted every one of you and we thank you for your faithful support…
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Tips For Healthy Skin

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 take care of…
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Healthy Tips For The Family During This Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is a very festive holiday that so many of us enjoy. Typically we get to spend in-person time with our family in a loving, fun, and happy setting. However, this year, it may be a virtual event for those outside of the immediate family circle. We also appreciate this holiday for the many delicious foods that we get to…
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Managing Stress During the Pandemic

What is stress? The National Institute of Health defines stress as “the brain’s response to any demand.” Stress may cause feelings of emotional strain and pressure. How harmful stress will be to an individual ultimately depends on its intensity, duration, and treatment. Pandemic refers to an epidemic that has spread over several countries or continents, usually affecting a large number…

‘Pull yourself up by your bootstraps’ mentality often harmful to farmers during times like these

Broken arm? Go to the emergency room. Bad cough and cold? See a family practice physician. Eye strain? See an optometrist or an ophthalmologist. Sinus issues? See an ear, nose and throat physician. Good answers. Depressed, stressed, anxious, hopeless? Pull the shades and hide out in front of the TV; or drink an extra beer or two to numb reality;…

Influenza, Allergies, and COVID-19, what’s the Difference?

Influenza, allergies, and COVID-19 all share some symptoms, and that can make it difficult to know what’s causing discomfort, especially as influenza season nears. "All three may come on in similar ways, but they’re definitely not the same," said Chief Medical Officer Dr. Scott Rens, a family medicine physician at Sioux Center Health. Knowing the signs that the flu, COVID-19 and…
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How to Make Packing Lunches a Snap for Kids

Packing a lunch for your kids isn’t a cinch. After all, providing children with a nutritious and well-balanced lunch, that interests them, is a huge responsibility. But have you ever thought of sharing this duty with your kid? Have you ever asked them to pack their lunch? A survey reports that the more children are interested in packing their lunches,…
Healthy snacks

Healthy Snacks-Here’s What It’s Like!

Healthy food choices can be difficult, especially when hunger strikes in the middle of the night! Healthy snacking, like other meals, requires some planning. Whether you’re looking for snacks for yourself, or your kids, or some older family member, it demands time and effort to enlist some healthy options. Snacks must be synchronized with your daily meals. Consult a dietitian…
Child getting physical exam for sports at Sioux Center Health

Sports Physical Exams For Your Child

Beginning at birth and lasting until the teen years, annual wellness checkups are necessary for keeping track of your child’s health. It is important that you schedule your child for a complete medical exam now and then even if your child shows no symptoms and appears quite healthy. Routine checkups allow your health care provider to keep an eye on…
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5 Tips to Prepare Kids for Back to School During the Pandemic

Normally, August brings the excitement of “back to school” with kids eager to reunite with friends, meet new teachers, and shop for school supplies.  Yet this year is anything but normal. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way our children will return to learn this fall. School administrators and nurses have spent countless hours preparing the school environment and developing…

The Best Stress Relieving Activities You Should Know

Stress has a way to disrupt our lives and make things harder for us no matter how old we are or what we are doing at the time that it happens. Although we hope to have everything prepared for our lives when retirement comes around the corner, these hopes may not come true because life isn’t perfect, and nothing ever…
Tips for Heart Health

Tips to Keep your Heart Healthy

When you were younger, staying fit and healthy were your top priority. However, as time passed it started becoming more and more difficult to put in the same amount of work into yourself as you did before when you were younger. Although you are struggling with finding the time, motivation and energy to stay healthy and fit, it does not…