Summer Health

Get active this summer and improve your health with outdoor activities, like walking, biking, swimming, kayaking, etc. If those activities don’t sound like you can manage or are just not practical for you, you can also try planting a fruit & veggie garden or doing outdoor arts and crafts with the kids. Why Get Active? Leading an active lifestyle is…

UV Safety

UV is a term that you may frequently hear because it’s commonly used by both laymen and medical professionals. But how much do you really know about UV and more importantly, UV safety? Summer is coming up, which means the sun is going to get hotter. As such, today we’ll be looking at UV safety to provide you with answers…

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 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. Others…

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…

New Heart Healthy Tips

New Heart Healthy Tips Since spring is right around the corner, we wanted to give you a few more heart-healthy tips to use throughout the rest of the year. In this post, we will look at foods that contribute to a healthy heart. Fatty Fish Studies have shown that fatty fishes like tuna, sardines, salmon, and mackerel are excellent heart-healthy…

Why be a Health Hero?

The healthcare sector is one of the most important industries out there. It is essential because, at some point in everyone’s life, they will need medical intervention, whether it is for minor or significant reasons. All healthcare professionals, especially those that are more hands-on, such as Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), and Registered Nurses (RNs) will tell…

Tips For Healthy Skin

Healthy Skin Month Having healthy skin is essential for everyone, no matter our age or gender. This month is National Healthy Skin Month; as such, we have dedicated this post to help you develop and maintain healthy skin. Healthy skincare practices help to slow aging appearance and prevent various skin problems. The tips below can be practiced by everyone; let’s…

Healthy Tips This Holiday Season

Healthy Tips For The Family During This Holiday Season Thanksgiving is a very festive holiday that so many of us enjoy. Typically we get to spend in-person time with our family in a loving, fun, and happy setting. However, this year, it may be a virtual event for those outside of the immediate family circle. We also appreciate this holiday…

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…