Sports Medicine

Sports and exercise medicine (SEM) is commonly referred to as sports medicine and surrounds exercise and sports-related health and wellness. This branch of medicine focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing illnesses linked to sports and exercise. In this post, we will explore the intricacies of sports and exercise medicine, its importance, the different sports medicine specialists, and more. Need to…

Get Your Colon-Cancer Stopping Exam Earlier in Life

There’s an important update available, and it’s not for your phone. It used to be age 50, but now, anyone approaching their 45th birthday should talk to their primary care provider to schedule a possibly life-saving colonoscopy. It can stop colorectal cancer. While the age changed, colon cancer has not. It remains one of the most deadly forms of cancer.…

For Your Loved Ones, Take Care of Your Heart

It’s the sweetheart month, and many folks will be thinking flowers, chocolates and celebratory suppers. Boxes of candy are nice, but if you really want to prove your devotion, focus instead on the health of your heart. As Americans, one out of every three of us will face heart disease. It could be you or me. The facts are sobering:…

American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month and for the entire month, we want you to ask yourself, what would I do without a heart? Plus, did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? Your heart is one of the most important organs within your body, therefore, you should do all you can to…

National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Having a baby is one of the most precious and most beautiful moments a mom and dad could ever ask for. You get to see your little prince or princess for the first time ever and before that, you may even have a beautiful pregnancy story and journey. What’s not to love? Unfortunately, pregnancy is not all rainbows and sunshine…

National Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness Month

It’s winter and for many, that means snow and with snow, there are plenty of winter sports and fun. It’s an annual practice for many states in the US to host winter games as professional sporting events or just a time of fun for the community and visitors. Although there is much to do, safety is highly encouraged, as winter…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In this post, we want to explore what breast cancer is and look at a few ways you can try to prevent this condition. What is Breast Cancer? According to the CDC, breast cancer is a disease that can affect any area of the breast in both men and women. When breast cancer occurs,…

Sioux Center Health Specialty Clinic Welcomes New Dermatology Team

Sioux Center Health is pleased to announce Dermatologist Patrick Safo, MD, PhD;  Emily Kruse, PA-C; and Crystal Oberle, PA-C of Dunes Dermatology in Dakota Dunes will begin seeing patients on September 27. Specialties include: Comprehensive skin care for adults and children: - Acne and Rosacea - Warts - Moles and Lesions - Eczema and Psoriasis - Rashes and Infections -…

Falls Prevention

Anyone can fall at any time; after all, it is an accident, and accidents are unforeseen happenings. However, some groups are more susceptible than others, such as seniors, the disabled, and children. Thankfully there are several ways to be ready with falls prevention, and in this post, we will describe a few of those options. Wear Appropriate Shoes Seniors should…

4th of July Safety Tips

The 4th of July is just around the corner, and we know that this time of the year has many festivities and celebrations. We want to help you keep safe while having fun with family and friends this July. So in this post, we will share a few tips that you can use to keep your loved ones and yourself…