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…

Managing Stress During the Pandemic

What is stress? The National Institute of Health defines stress as “the brain’s response to any demand.” Stress may cause feelings of emotional strain and pressure. How harmful stress will be to an individual ultimately depends on its intensity, duration, and treatment. Pandemic refers to an epidemic that has spread over several countries or continents, usually affecting a large number…