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Avera Medical Minute

The Avera Medical Minute is a collaboration between Avera and Dakota News Now. Our goals are to provide helpful community and public health resources – and access to the latest information from Avera.

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Summer Safety Tips to Avoid the ER

Water safety, heat exhaustion and sunburns are all issues during the summer months. ER doctor Alan Sazama, MD, gives tips on how to stay safe and healthy this holiday weekend.

Fatherly Lessons on Heart Attack Risk and Prevention

They met through their daughters’ dance class but these two fathers share another experience: heart attacks. The two share their advice for other dads to decrease risk.

How to Treat Chronic Nerve Pain

A woman with severe nerve pain in her neck found relief with spine surgery to remove a bulging disc. Learn about her path to recovery.

Correcting the Curve: How to treat Scoliosis: Q&A

Scoliosis is often treatable without surgery if diagnosed early. Dr. Geoffrey Haft explains the signs of scoliosis, treatment and new surgeries that don’t involve fusing the spine.

Men’s Health Month - How to Control Health Risks: Q&A

An Avera doctor discusses men’s health topics, from diet and exercise to recommended screenings and top risks.

What You Can Do To Keep Your Kidneys Healthy: Q&A

Do you know how your kidneys are doing? We spoke with Dr. Faizan Syed about the importance of kidney health. You’ll learn ways to improve your kidney health, treatment options for kidney failure, what happens if you need a kidney donation, and more.

Moving Health Forward

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

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