Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) is a form of healthcare that is geared toward resolving problems or reducing the severity of challenges that limit one’s ability to do the things that are essential for survival and other everyday things. Such activities can include working, attending school, getting dressed, making a meal, sports, and other leisure activities. These challenges can be physical, sensory,…

Pediatric Therapy

The early years of a child’s life are the most important. It is during these years that they learn the most and progress through very important milestones. However, not every child will successfully achieve all milestones, and these challenges usually indicate an underlying developmental issue or disability. To help resolve or reduce these challenges and help your child achieve as…

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 Safe Toys and Gifts Month with Child & Family Services

It's the month of December, so you know what that means...fun and family time for the holidays. Well, that and it's National Safe Toys and Gifts Month. This month, we practice gift-giving to show the people and pets in our lives that we love and care for them dearly, especially those adorable little grandkids, nieces, and nephews. So, the last…

Usborne Books & More Fundraiser

Check out the Usborne Book Fair running now until November 14. Choose from almost 2000 bright colorful and fun titled books from one of the leading children’s publishing companies. Usborne offers a wide variety of subjects and the books are high-quality, innovative, and lavishly-illustrated. Click here to shop. Be sure to mark Sioux Center Health as the organization when you…

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…

4th of July Safety Tips

The 4th of July is just around the corner, and we know that this time of the year has many festivities and celebrations. We want to help you keep safe while having fun with family and friends this July. So in this post, we will share a few tips that you can use to keep your loved ones and yourself…

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 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…

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,…

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…