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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.…
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Consider Changes to Easter Traditions to Prevent Virus Spread

Sioux Center Health recognizes Easter will look differently for families this year and we remind you to consider adapting traditions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The following are ideas for a safer Easter celebration: Watch church services online with your immediate family. Many churches are posting services and sermons online during the COVID-19 outbreak. Plan your own family worship…
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PA-C joins Sioux Center and Hawarden Medical Clinics

A new physician assistant is joining Sioux Center Health’s line up of family-focused practitioners this month. Thirty-seven-year-old Leslee Graff will begin seeing patients Friday, March 13. Graff said her role will include many of the same tasks completed by a family doctor, including taking medical histories, doing physical exams, ordering lab tests and X-rays and prescribing medications. She’ll work with…
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No need to panic but should stay vigilant in regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

“The biggest thing we as a community should do is stay home if you’re sick,” said Dr. Scott Rens, a family physician with Sioux Center Health. “The danger in this virus is that it’s jumped from spreading from more than just close contact, there’s more of a community spread.” That’s being seen in the states of New York, Washington and…

Limiting visitors at Senior Living Campus

Effective Immediately: For the health, wellness, and safety of our residents, Sioux Center Health Senior Services locations (Franken Manor, Crown Pointe, and Royale Meadows) are limiting visitors to only immediate family members.  All visitors will be screened to ensure their health.  We are discouraging social visits during this period. Anyone who meets the following criteria will not be permitted: - Signs…

The Best Stress Relieving Activities You Should Know

Stress has a way to disrupt our lives and make things harder for us no matter how old we are or what we are doing at the time that it happens. Although we hope to have everything prepared for our lives when retirement comes around the corner, these hopes may not come true because life isn’t perfect, and nothing ever…

Siouxland Memory Center changes leadership

February marked a change in leadership for Siouxland Memory Center at Sioux Center Health. After 12 years as director, Dr. Jerry Van Es retired. Physician assistant Morgan Meissner and Dr. David Janssen were named the new co-directors. Their team includes nurse Nancy Moss and social worker Ashley Anderson. Meissner is not new to the team. She’s worked alongside Van Es…

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Can people in the U.S. get COVID-19?…

10 Ways to Improve Your Mood With Food

Improve Your Mood Your diet and the foods you eat can influence your brain structure, both chemically and physiologically, which can lead to altered moods and behavior. The tips below will help you to optimize your mood through diet. No. 1: Find Balance Between Carbs and Protein Serotonin, your mood regulator, is made in the brain from tryptophan. Tryptophan is…