Mental Illness: What Is It and Common Conditions

Mental Health Awareness Month is a great time to reduce stigma by starting conversations and increasing understanding about mental illness with special resources and raising awareness in May! What is a mental illness? Mental illnesses are treatable health conditions that can disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. They are common — about…

National Infant Immunization Week: April 24-30, 2022

National Infant Immunization Week, April 24-30, 2022 National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is a yearly observance highlighting the importance of protecting children two years and younger from vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs). This year, in particular, it’s critical to ensure that families stay on track for children’s routine checkups and recommended vaccinations following disruptions from COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused some…

Sioux Center Health Receives 16 Nominations for “Best of N’West” Contest

Sioux Center Health has been nominated for 16 categories for the Northwest Iowa Review’s Best of the N’West contest. We encourage all employees, board members, and patients to follow the link and vote for us! You can vote once per day now through Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 7:00 AM Central Standard Time. Only one winner will be selected from…

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is important to your health and wellness for so many reasons and a lot of times the importance of this form of management is overlooked. You can access physical therapy in various care settings and it is beneficial for all types of patients. So, your doctor may recommend this management modality for multiple illnesses or injuries. In this…

Sports Medicine

Sports and exercise medicine (SEM) is commonly referred to as sports medicine and surrounds exercise and sports-related health and wellness. This branch of medicine focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing illnesses linked to sports and exercise. In this post, we will explore the intricacies of sports and exercise medicine, its importance, the different sports medicine specialists, and more. Need to…

National Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness Month

It’s winter and for many, that means snow and with snow, there are plenty of winter sports and fun. It’s an annual practice for many states in the US to host winter games as professional sporting events or just a time of fun for the community and visitors. Although there is much to do, safety is highly encouraged, as winter…

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!…

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…

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…

Sports Physical Exams For Your Child

Wellness Checkups 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 appears quite healthy. Routine checkups allow your health care provider to keep an eye on your toddlers…