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…

What you should know about Medicare Scammers

In this post, we will explore Medicare Scammers. It’s something that often happens to the unsuspecting, and it’s quite unfortunate. We want to use this post to arm you with information that you can use to avoid getting scammed. Who do Medicare Scammers Target? Medicare scammers target primarily the elderly; however, anyone can be a victim to their scams. Since…

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…

Sioux Center Health Adds Same-Day Clinic

Sioux Center Health expanded its services this spring by opening a Same-Day Clinic option through its Family Medicine Clinic. The idea for the service came out of how the clinic changed operations during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, said Clinical Medical Director, Dr. Scott Rens. “We created a Respiratory Clinic within the Family Medicine Clinic where those with COVID symptoms went…

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…

Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Sioux Center Health has a limited supply of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine left to administer to the community on Friday, May 7 from 11 am – 1 pm in the Family Medicine Clinic. If you are interested in the vaccine, please click here to register on our website. Vaccination Information: - Take along your insurance card - You…

Allergy Awareness Week

Knowing when you or someone around you is experiencing an allergic reaction is crucial to responding appropriately and promptly. If you have frequent allergy episodes, we advise that you wear a medical necklace or bracelet that states what your allergy is, in case during the reaction you become unresponsive or unable to speak. Also, persons who have severe reactions should…

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW)

Immunization (vaccination) involves protecting people from diseases by administering a vaccine and allowing them to develop immunity against the illness. Even though this week focuses on infants, we must highlight that immunization is applicable to adults too. In this post, we want to share with you the recommended infant immunizations and their importance.