Is Respiratory Therapy Right For Me?

Respiratory Therapy is a specialized form of therapy that is used for persons with certain respiratory (pulmonary) conditions. Specially trained healthcare providers provide this form of treatment to improve each person's health status and overall quality of life. In the United States alone, millions of people are affected by numerous types of respiratory conditions. Their severities differ and can affect…

Men’s Mental Health Month

10 Men Share What They Wish Other Men Knew About Mental Health Written by Julia Malacoff — www.healthline.com Our culture doesn’t always leave space for men to express inner struggle. These men are trying to change that. Talking about it with anyone — let alone a mental health professional — may seem difficult and even intimidating for anyone living with…

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…

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…

Sioux Center Health’s Birthing Center

To experience motherhood is no less than a blessing for every woman who becomes pregnant. What a divine phenomenon it is that God has chosen women to bring life into this world. They not only carry and nurture the baby within their bodies for nine months but continue to care for that child throughout their life. Possibly the most anticipated…

The Basics of Prenatal Care

A healthy and safe pregnancy is all any soon-to-be mother hopes for. Thrilling as the idea is of carrying another human life, it can be quite the roller coaster journey. No two pregnancies are identical, which is why taking an extra level of precaution, especially during pregnancy, is so important. After all, it may be the one thing that makes…

Get Your Colon-Cancer Stopping Exam Earlier in Life

There’s an important update available, and it’s not for your phone. It used to be age 50, but now, anyone approaching their 45th birthday should talk to their primary care provider to schedule a possibly life-saving colonoscopy. It can stop colorectal cancer. While the age changed, colon cancer has not. It remains one of the most deadly forms of cancer.…