How Can I Prevent Cervical Cancer?

How Can I Prevent Cervical Cancer? Cervical cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer among women worldwide; in the United States alone, around 13,000 cases are diagnosed yearly. With such high rates, you are most likely asking, “How can I prevent cervical cancer?” Reduce the Risk of HPV Infection Certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) can lead…

Signs You Should See an Orthopedic Doctor

Signs You Should See an Orthopedic Doctor While our bones can be as tough as hardwood or brass, factors like aging, nutritional deficiencies, heredity, and injuries can cause them to weaken, break, or deteriorate. In case of such problems, you need an orthopedic doctor. This type of physician specializes in musculoskeletal conditions — issues with bones, joints, muscles, nerves, ligaments,…

Why Is Mental Health Important?

Mental health is a prevalent topic these days. With the many questions surrounding it, one of the most frequently asked is, “Why is mental health important?” Read on for some answers. It Works Hand-in-Hand With Physical Health Our mental and physical health are interconnected. According to research, people with mental issues are more likely to develop chronic physical conditions, such…

Facts About Breast Cancer You Should Know

Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant cells grow uncontrollably in the breast tissues, causing lumps to form around the area. While there’s no single cause of women getting breast cancer, age, genetics, and the environment play a role in the development of the condition. The good news is that according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 90% of…

Managing Your Child’s Back-to-School Anxiety

While some kids feel the excitement of going to class and meeting their new classmates, others may feel nervous about attending a new school. Likewise, some children become uneasy just thinking of returning to school after a long summer break. These feelings are completely understandable and expected. But as a parent, you would want to help your child in managing…

Suicide Prevention Month

Help Us Prevent Suicide Suicide deaths are tragedies yet they are also preventable. We hope you’ll join us this month, which is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month, as we work together to reduce the risk. Suicide is the 12th leading cause of death nationwide. Among kids 10-14 and adults 25-34, it’s the second leading cause of death, and the third…

Back to School: Student Mental Health

Helpful information for teachers: Anxiety disorders can cause students to feel distressed, scared, and nervous in the classroom which makes it difficult for students to participate in class and get their school work completed. It may causes poor relationships with peers and teachers as well. Students with mental health conditions and/or having difficulties within their personal and home life may…

The Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s

When we think about memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s typically comes to mind. While both cause a decline in memory among individuals, there are differences between them. So, what makes dementia and Alzheimer’s unique from each other?  Read on to find out. What Is Dementia? Dementia is a general medical term in which a person suffers from memory deterioration. To…

Sioux Center Health Warns of Recent Medicare Scam

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH WARNS OF RECENT MEDICARE SCAM SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (August 3, 2022) Sioux Center Health is warning community members about a phone scam targeting area communities in or around Sioux County. Individuals have received a phone call from someone saying they were from Iowa Medicare and wanting to verify the individual’s Medicare number, even indicating where the Medicare…

Go Back to School Up to Date

Make Sure You’re Up to Date for Back to School It seems like we blinked and suddenly, summer is coming to an end. Thankfully, August still offers great weather for fun in the sun, but also time for us all to get up to date with our health. Take a moment right now to call one of our medical clinics…

5th Annual Healthy Heroes Event

Join us for the 5th annual Healthy Heroes event! Sioux Center Health is proud to partner once again with Promise Community Health Center and Community Health Partners of Sioux County to host this fun and exciting event for the entire family. Events are hosted in beautiful Children’s Park in Sioux Center. 8:30 am 5K Race 9:15 am 2K Race 9…

Sioux Center Health Foundation Welcomes New Director

The Sioux Center Health Foundation is pleased to announce Dorinda Oostenink as the new Foundation Director. Dorinda grew up on a farm north of Hull, Iowa, and graduated from Boyden-Hull High School in Hull. Most recently, she worked for Cooperative Credit Company (CCC) in agriculture finance. Prior to that, she worked for USDA Rural Development in LeMars, which was her…