National Mental Health Month/Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week; May 3 – 9

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and May 3-9 also happens to be Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. The Sioux Center Health family wants to help spread awareness, improve understanding, and reduce the stigma associated with mental health conditions. Across the United States, over ten (10) million persons are diagnosed with and are directly affected by a mental illness.…

Allergy Awareness Week

Knowing when you or someone around you is experiencing an allergic reaction is crucial to responding appropriately and promptly. If you have frequent allergy episodes, we advise that you wear a medical necklace or bracelet that states what your allergy is, in case during the reaction you become unresponsive or unable to speak. Also, persons who have severe reactions should…

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW)

Immunization (vaccination) involves protecting people from diseases by administering a vaccine and allowing them to develop immunity against the illness. Even though this week focuses on infants, we must highlight that immunization is applicable to adults too. In this post, we want to share with you the recommended infant immunizations and their importance.

National Nutrition Month

How long have you been wanting to clean up your diet? Well, March is National Nutrition Month, making it the perfect time to start! We want to help you develop and maintain healthy nutritional habits. In this post, we will highlight tips from a dietician that promote realistic and sustainable nutritious practices. Let’s get started!   Increase Fruits & Vegetables…

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,…

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…

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…