Mental Illness Awareness Week

The Ripple Effect Of Mental Illness PERSON People with depression have a 40% higher risk of developing cardiovascular and metabolic diseases than the general population. People with serious mental illness are nearly twice as likely to develop these conditions. 18.4% of U.S. adults with mental illness also experienced a substance use disorder in 2019 (9.5 million individuals) The rate of unemployment is higher among U.S.…

Healthy Aging

Aging is a natural phenomenon that everyone experiences, and some of us get to grow older than others; however, it can be a beautiful experience if you let it. The Pan American Health Organization describes healthy aging as a continuous process of optimizing opportunities to maintain and improve physical and mental health, independence, and quality of life throughout the life…

SEE YOU SOON(er) !

SEE YOU SOON(er) ! Please arrive 20 minutes early to any appointment scheduled on or after October 1, 2021. In order to provide you the best care possible at Sioux Center Health, we are upgrading to a new electronic health record on October 1, 2021. We appreciate your patience as we transition over to the new system. Please arrive 20…

Sioux Center Warriors – Volleyball & Football Pink Out

Come show your support for breast cancer awareness! Football vs Heelan:   Friday, October 8 Volleyball vs Rock Valley:   Tuesday, October 12 T-shirt color/style: Black Bella + Canvas Unisex Jersey Sleeve Tee $12 Youth Short Sleeve $15 Youth Long Sleeve $15 Adult Short Sleeve $20 Adult Long Sleeve Orders and payment due: Friday, September 24 at noon Order online: click here…

Sioux Center Health Specialty Clinic Welcomes New Dermatology Team

Sioux Center Health is pleased to announce Dermatologist Patrick Safo, MD, PhD;  Emily Kruse, PA-C; and Crystal Oberle, PA-C of Dunes Dermatology in Dakota Dunes will begin seeing patients on September 27. Specialties include: Comprehensive skin care for adults and children: - Acne and Rosacea - Warts - Moles and Lesions - Eczema and Psoriasis - Rashes and Infections -…

Falls Prevention

Anyone can fall at any time; after all, it is an accident, and accidents are unforeseen happenings. However, some groups are more susceptible than others, such as seniors, the disabled, and children. Thankfully there are several ways to be ready with falls prevention, and in this post, we will describe a few of those options. Wear Appropriate Shoes Seniors should…

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…