Avera McKennan is Chosen as a Best Employer for Workers over 50 by AARP
Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center has been named a winner of the 2013 AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Award.
Cancer Survivor Shares Comfort and Hope at the Quarry Cafe
As a four-year survivor of stage 3 ovarian cancer, Mary Merrill understands the uncertainty and also the hope that cancer patients experience.
Do you hope to maintain quality of life as you grow older? Is it important that you’re able to perform your daily tasks, enjoy your recreational activities, and care for yourself? You probably would like to stay fit, trim, strong and mobile for as long as possible. You can do more than just hope for these qualities as you age since many of the symptoms of old age are actually symptoms of inactivity. For example, muscle weakness, balance problems, bone loss, and sluggish metabolism are changes that are associated with aging, but are not exclusively caused by it. Making exercise a part of your regular daily routine can help improve your physical and mental well-being.
Thyroid Conditions: Are You Running Slow – or on Overdrive?
Women experiencing vague symptoms like low energy, weight gain and fatigue might blame a small butterfly-shaped gland at the base of their neck – the thyroid gland.
The Eyes are Especially Vulnerable to Fireworks Injuries
Very soon you’ll be hearing the crackles and booms of fireworks as the Fourth of July approaches. Unfortunately, the eyes are especially vulnerable to injuries.
Avera St. Luke’s Verified as Level III Trauma Center
Avera St. Luke’s Hospital has received verification as a Level III Trauma Center from the American College of Surgeons-Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT), and is now the region’s only designated Area Trauma Hospital. Avera St. Luke’s is South Dakota’s third verified Level III Trauma Center (Designated Area Trauma Hospital).
A Bout With Gout?
It has been called ‘rheumatism of the rich’ because many years ago, people realized those who were rich were more likely to develop gout.
Promoting Healthy Hearing
Signs and symptoms of hearing loss can go unsuspected for years before it is officially identified. Even when symptoms are acknowledged, it takes the average individual between 7-10 years before they actually have their hearing examined by a professional. Recent research suggests at least 1 in every 5 Americans possess some degree of hearing loss. This translates to over 34 million individuals experiencing some level of communication breakdown.
Dale Stein Leadership Through Service Award Goes to Rachel Haigh-Blume
Rachel Haigh-Blume, right, director of Northeast South Dakota Area Health Education Center in Aberdeen, receives the 2013 Dale Stein Leadership Through Service award from Glenn Jakober, representing Avera St. Luke’s.
Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental Health Awareness Month was initiated in 1949 by Mental Health America, an advocacy organization dedicated to helping ALL people living mentally healthy lives by raising awareness about mental health conditions and promoting mental wellness. The theme of this May’s Mental Health Awareness Month is “Pathways to Wellness”.