‘Pull yourself up by your bootstraps’ mentality often harmful to farmers during times like these

Broken arm? Go to the emergency room. Bad cough and cold? See a family practice physician. Eye strain? See an optometrist or an ophthalmologist. Sinus issues? See an ear, nose and throat physician. Good answers. Depressed, stressed, anxious, hopeless? Pull the shades and hide out in front of the TV; or drink an extra beer or two to numb reality;…

Influenza, Allergies, and COVID-19, what’s the Difference?

Influenza, allergies, and COVID-19 all share some symptoms, and that can make it difficult to know what’s causing discomfort, especially as influenza season nears. "All three may come on in similar ways, but they’re definitely not the same," said Chief Medical Officer Dr. Scott Rens, a family medicine physician at Sioux Center Health. Knowing the signs that the flu, COVID-19 and…

COVID-19 Testing Site at Sioux Center Health

New Test Iowa Site to open at Sioux Center Health The Sioux Center Health drive-thru test Iowa clinic will be located on the north side of the hospital campus, 1101 9th Street SE, under the temporary building. Click here to view map. The site is open for testing through the end of November on Mondays and Thursdays from 1 PM…

Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinic

It is time for your flu shot!  For the safety of you and your family, our patients and staff, we are only offering Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinics this year. Each of our medical clinics in Sioux Center, Hawarden, and Hull have convenient options for you to drive up, stay right in your car, and get your flu shot. SIOUX CENTER…

Sioux County healthcare and education leaders meet to discuss COVID-19

Sioux County healthcare and education leaders meet to discuss COVID-19 Hospital administrators issue a number of “asks” to help slow community spread On September 25, administrators from the four Sioux County health systems met with leaders from each of the county schools and colleges via a Zoom call to discuss the current status of the coronavirus outbreak in the region.…
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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,…

Visitor Restrictions

Sioux Center Health has made updates to our visitation guidelines. These measures are designed to protect patients, families, and our community. Thank you for your understanding. **Sioux Center Health will be reviewing these restrictions on a weekly basis** Hospital Visitation Restrictions: To ensure the health and safety of our hospitalized patients, no visitors will be permitted in the hospital effective immediately.…
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Healthy Snacks-Here’s What It’s Like!

Healthy Food Healthy food choices can be difficult, especially when hunger strikes in the middle of the night! Healthy snacking, like other meals, requires some planning. Whether you’re looking for snacks for yourself, or your kids, or some older family member, it demands time and effort to enlist some healthy options. Snacks must be synchronized with your daily meals. Consult…
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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…
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5 Tips to Prepare Kids for Back to School During the Pandemic

Normally, August brings the excitement of “back to school” with kids eager to reunite with friends, meet new teachers, and shop for school supplies.  Yet this year is anything but normal. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way our children will return to learn this fall. School administrators and nurses have spent countless hours preparing the school environment and developing…
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Healthy Eating for Older Generations

A well-balanced diet is one of the most important parts of a healthy lifestyle. It is often said that “you are what you eat” which is true to a great extent! Eating healthy is necessary for staying healthy! It helps you to stay fit, active and energized. Plus, it keeps a lot of corporal disorders at bay. Most importantly, healthy…
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COVID-19 Prevention For Travelers

With the detection of novel Coronavirus, the whole population, across the world, is at a major health risk. The virus has infected millions of people worldwide and the infection rate is still increasing. Being a new viral strain, the scientists are not well-aware of the infectious characteristics of this virus. Therefore, no potential vaccine and cure have been discovered yet.…