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I think at times all of us have felt like we were going to die of a broken heart, but there is actually a condition known as Broken Heart Syndrome. It's our Avera Medical Minute tonight on KSFY. CardiologistMore >> I in 5 kids in this country is overweight, making childhood obesity a problem that continue to grow nationwide and here at home. As our children's waistline increases so do their chances for health relatedMore >> In the U.S. at least 1 in 5 kids is overweight, in the last 2 decades this number has increased by more than 50-percent. The number of obese kids has nearly doubled. I asked pediatrician Dr. KaraMore >> If you've ever had a child who needed surgery you know how anxious both of you were before and after the surgery. Avera McKennan is trying to change that with a new policy. In an effort to improve theMore >> Michael Jackson's initial cause of death is listed as Cardiac Arrest. The sudden, abrupt loss of heart function. Few attempts at resuscitation succeed after 10 minutes. To find out more about SuddenMore >> It was a cooker outside today. Once the rain stopped falling and the sun came out this afternoon the humidity came with it. Doctors in the Emergency Department at the Avera Heart Hospital are hoping youMore >> Few will argue, times are tough, and life at home doesn't slow down just because the economy has. It's stressful so how do you know when stress turns into a full-blown anxiety disorder? ActionMore >> For so many of you life can feel like a pressure cooker between work, and home and bills the stress can seem insurmountable. There is a fine line between stress and an anxiety disorder and knowing whenMore >> For people with chronic ear infections or deafness in one ear, the Baha Hearing System may be a good option to restore their hearing. The Baha Hearing System is a surgically implanted, made up ofMore >> For those of you with chronic ear infections or deafness in one ear, the Baha Hearing System may be an option to get your hearing back. We met a Sioux Falls man who could only hear people if they wereMore >> June 17th is National Time Out Day. Not only is it a day that is nationally recognized, it was recommended as Universal Protocol in 2004. Surgical teams at Avera McKennan take a time out every day beforeMore >> Surgery has come a long way.KSFY Action News shows you a ground breaking surgery that's the first of its kind in the region. Dr. Luis Rojas with the Avera Women's Center for Gynecologic OncologyMore >> If you had to have surgery and you knew you weren't going to have any visible scars you'd opt for that right? We show us how an Avera Gynecologic Oncologist made history last month when he removed a patientsMore >> No one knows you like you know you. that doesn't always mean we are the first to call for help when something's not right. Hopefully your loved one will. Steve Lindquist is the Assistant Vice PresidentMore >> Sometimes the hardest part about getting help is admitting you need it. Getting help for mental health or substance abuse issues couldn't be easier through the Avera Behavioral Health Assessment Program.More >> Patients at the Avera Heart Hospital sometimes have lengthy stays, but because the Heart Hospital uses the Universal Care Model, their family members will always be able to find them. Registered NurseMore >> If you were going on a trip for a week to Orlando, you wouldn't want to change hotel rooms 4 times during your stay. It would be incredibly inconvenient to keep packing and unpacking instead of gettingMore >> Avera Prince of Peace Activities and Volunteer Coordinator Mary Meister tells us why having volunteers at the retirement community is so important to the residents. We'll also tell you how you canMore >> Volunteers are often considered the lifeblood of non-profit organizations. Their contribution is also invaluable in nursing homes. One Sioux Falls man who was spending so much time at Avera Prince of PeaceMore >> Do you feel like you are always chasing the next big win? For many people, gambling can lead to destructive behavior to you and your family. KSFY Action News Reporter Nancy Naeve-Brown asked outpatientMore >> Do you consider yourself a recreational gambler? Would your loved ones say the same about you? If the thought of getting in front of the slots, video lottery machines or a blackjack dealer consumes yourMore >> You may have a LeBron James or a Joe Mauer in your house and not even know it. Athletic Trainer Joe Dudley is the supervisor of Avera St. Luke's Junior Acceleration Program. He joins us LIVE fromMore >> You may have a LeBron James or Sidney Crosby or Joe Mauer in your house and you don't even know it. Some stars-in-the-making are sweating it out in Aberdeen in hopes of making it big in their sport.More >> Since 2002 cancer cases have gone up by 24% at the Avera Cancer Institute. It's not by chance cancer survival rates are up too to 66%. That's certainly cause for celebration. Julie Dixen, OutpatientMore >> National Cancer Survivor's Day is the first Sunday of June. We know a lot of you have a lot to celebrate. We talked with one cancer survivor who is used to being in the public eye, but he never thoughtMore >> We all know the benefits of exercise, it improves your cardiovascular health, boosts your energy and keeps the pounds off. Patients who are undergoing cancer treatment, may find it to be physicallyMore >> Exercising doesn't have to mean running "X" number of miles on a treadmill. In fact, you can get fit while you sit, and they are proving that in Mitchell. Cancer patients and their families are grabbingMore >> KSFY Action News meets up with Registered Dietitian Nikki Ver Steeg with the Avera Heart Hospital at Landscape Garden Center in Sioux Falls to talk about Flavanols, what they do for our cardiovascularMore >> So many times we hear about the foods that are bad for us, but tonight we offer some up some homegrown goodness we all should splurge on seconds. We spoke with a registered dietitian at the Avera HeartMore >> Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or "SIDS" is the leading cause of death in children ages one month to one year. 25-hundred babies die of SIDS each year in this country. I asked pediatrician Dr. KaraMore >> Approximately 2,500 children, ages 1 month to 1 year, die from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) every year in this country. I think a lot of parents with young kids always worry when the phone ringsMore >> The Avera Living Well Center located at 33rd and Minnesota in Sioux Falls, Is celebrating it's 1 year anniversary this month. Manager Claire Antonson tells us that this home medical equipment storeMore >> The Avera Living Well Center in Sioux Falls is celebrating its one year anniversary this month. From sleep apnea equipment to mastectomy bras to wheelchairs, plus anything else you may need to be wellMore >> On average someone in this country has a stroke every 40 seconds. Someone dies from that stroke every 3-4 minutes. May is Stroke Awareness Month. Pam Hansen, a registered Vascular and Cardiac UltrasoundMore >> Just to give you some perspective, the commercial break during KSFY Action News Live at 10:00, right before the Avera Medical Minute, runs about 3:00 in length. The same amount of time someone in thisMore >> End of Life Care is a topic that most of us don't want to think about, much less talk about with our aging parents, but it needs to be done. There is a seminar on the subject on May 20th at Avera PrinceMore >> Making critical decisions about end of life care shouldn't be made during a crisis, but they should be made by you. Sioux Falls Dr. Michael Tobin is going to help broach a difficult topic before you findMore >> Approximately 12 million Americans have a food allergy that's one in 25 people. That seems like a lot doesn't it? That's probably why they have Food Allergy Awareness Week. KSFY Action News ReporterMore >> 1 In 25 people in this country have food allergies, not to mention, the epidemic this country is facing due to peanut allergies. Although, the latter has been in the headlines in the last couple of yearsMore >> On Friday we told you about North Central Heart's 14th annual Vascular Symposium at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Experts from around the country spoke on a variety of vascular subjects. Dr.More >> For most of us, reaching in to get a frozen pizza out of the cooler at the grocery store in the middle of summer doesn't usually mean mind numbing pain in your hands. It does if you have Raynaud's Disease.More >> Whether your kids like the dribbling the round ball or beating around a little white one, a new camp offered by and at the Avera Sports Institute is sure to be ball! Avera Sports Institute ManagerMore >> Before you know it school will be out for the summer and your kids will be begging you for something to do. Here's more on an upcoming camp that should be a home run, slam dunk, goal and a hole in oneMore >> For three years in a row, Avera McKennan has been named one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation by Thomson Reuters. Avera McKennan is the *only* hospital in South Dakota to receive this prestigiousMore >> Avera McKennan Chief Medical Officer Dr. Dave Kapaska says, "People come here expecting to get better so it's the way we do it that's the real differentiator for the individual and families." We knowMore >> Avera McKennan kicked of their second 12 week on-line Community Wide Free Weight Loss Challenge this past weekend. Avera Corporate Health Director Amy Olson explains why Avera McKennan wanted toMore >> It was so successful last year Avera McKennan is doing it again. More than 1800 people on 371 teams lost 8,895 pounds in the 2008 Avera McKennan Community Weight Loss Challenge last summer. We were atMore >> Avera Heart Hospital President Marketing/Community Relations Director Lindsey Meyers joins us LIVE to talk about what they are doing in light of the Swine Flu threat.More >> The Avera Heart Hospital is celebrating its 8th birthday this spring. The physician owned specialty hospital was the first of its kind in South Dakota. Here are two of the men who helped see it throughMore >> Have you signed up for the 21st annual Avera Race Against Breast Cancer yet? It's coming up on Saturday May 9th. Sarah Cady with the Avera McKennan Foundation talks about how the race brings family,More >> The 21st annual Avera Race Against Breast Cancer is coming up on May 9th. Last year the race raised $280,000 and every penny raised stays locally to support patients, survivors, and their families. Here'sMore >> This week is Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week. If you smoke and drink you might want to pay special attention to the story and what's going on inside your mouth. Avera Oncologist/HematologistMore >> The week of April 27- May 3 2009 is Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week. If you smoke and drink you should pay attention to this story and more importantly what's going on inside your mouth, headMore >> It's National Professional Lab Week and we are using the Avera Medical Minute to recognize some of t he people behind the scenes who rarely get seen!More >> The Histology Lab at Avera McKennan is one of the more hidden places in the hospital, but the work being done in here is critically important to your diagnosis. Last year,in this lab alone, they processedMore >> One of the toughest decisions we will make as grown ups is deciding when it's time to move our parents from their home to a retirement community. Kim Hejna, Support Services Manager at the AveraMore >> When living at home becomes a burden and a safety issue, it may be time to consider the move to a retirement community. We talked with one Sioux Falls man whose family was faced with the hard decision:More >> National Healthcare Decisions Day: A call to action to get your wishes in writing. Avera Corporate Attorney Matt Michels explains an Advanced Directive and why a Living Will and a Durable PowerMore >> April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day. A day intended to remind you to take action and document if you want life sustaining treatments during your end of life care. The experts say the bestMore >> 55,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral, head and neck cancer this year. 13,000 of them will die from it needlessly because it's preventable. Dr. Bethany Helvig at Midwest Ear, Nose and ThroatMore >> How often do you take a good look inside your mouth? If you have any sores in there that just won't go away or any persistent bumps and lumps you really should get them checked by an expert. ScreeningMore >> 55,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral, head and neck cancer this year. 13,000 of them will die from it needlessly because it's preventable. Dr. Bethany Helvig at Midwest Ear, Nose and ThroatMore >> Friday April 17th is the 10th Annual Big Grape at the Avera McKennan Fitness Center. It's billed as the premier wine tasting event of the year, but its purpose goes far deeper than any wine glass. TheMore >> Huntington's Disease is an inherited disease of the brain, it doesn't show up until later in life, like your 40's and 50's and just progressively gets worse. KSFY Action News Reporter Nancy NaeveMore >> It's estimated that by the year 2015, 1 in 5 of Americans will be affected by a neurodegenerative disease. Huntington's Disease could be one of them. It is an inherited disorder that slowly eats awayMore >> Heart disease is this country's number one killer, by exercising for as little as 30 minutes every day, you can reduce your risk. Lindsey Meyers is on Avera's employee wellness committee and talkedMore >> April 8th is National Start! Walking Day. A program started through the American Heart Association this year but they hope it turns into a movement. We went to the Avera Heart Hospital where dozens ofMore >> One night a month the Avera McKennan Health Care Clinic opens its doors late and becomes the Coyote Clinic. Avera Health Care Clinic Director and Internist Dr. James Barker talks about the careMore >> A lot of you may not even know this, but 400 to 500 patients are being treated every month at the Avera McKennan Health Care Clinic in downtown Sioux Falls despite the fact they have no insurance and noMore >> Respiratory Therapist Deb Murray runs the quit for good program at the Avera Heart Hospital KSFY Action News Reporter Nancy Naeve - Brown asked her what advice she gives to folks who are trying toMore >> Mark Twain once said "Quitting smoking is easy. I've done it a thousand times." A lot of people, who have tried unsuccessfully to break the habit, can relate. We check back in with a Sioux Falls womenMore >> No one is getting a restful night of sleep when there is someone in the house with sleep apnea. Lead Sleep Technologist Darla Klinger at the Avera McKennan Sleep Lab describes some of the symptomsMore >> If someone in your house has obstructive sleep apnea, there's a good chance no one is really getting a good night's sleep. Even though a lot of people may not even know they have quit breathing duringMore >> The Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation is there for parents and families to help aid them in their Healing bring Hope to their future, and Honor to their child. It is through Remembrance thatMore >> It is a sad reality, but there are a lot of parents who don't ever get to take their new baby home. Unfortunately, one of the most anticipated and celebrated times in your life becomes one of the mostMore >> Temper tantrums, acting out, battle of the will, every parent knows it comes with the territory of raising children; when should those behaviors raise a red flag? These outbursts could be cries forMore >> If you are a parent, you know dealing with your children's temper tantrums and outbursts comes with the territory. If you are fit-to-be-tied over your child's behavior, it may be time to get help. YouMore >> 57 million people in this country have Pre-Diabetes, meaning their blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. It also means 57 million AmericansMore >> Did you know 57 million people in this country are considered "pre-diabetic"? That means if they don't make changes to their lifestyle they will get Type 2 diabetes. We met a Sioux Falls woman who wentMore >> Last Thursday, an expert with Avera Behavioral Health gave us some insight and perspective to Autism. We follow up that conversation with Psychologist Dr. Beverly Gunderson at Avera Behavioral HealthMore >> Not everyone who grows up with autism becomes a shut-in. We found a young man who lives and works in Lennox. His parents want other parents with autistic children to know there is hope for a good outcome.More >> The centers for disease control finds 1 in 150 children in this country have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. That means about 1-point-5 million American families are now affected. Which now means moreMore >> Are you 1 of the 1.5 million people in this country affected by autism? The latest study done by the Centers for Disease Control found 1 in 150 children has Autism Spectrum Disorder and yet so littleMore >> Some employees at the Avera Heart Hospital are smart to realize that in order to take care of you they have to take care of themselves too. The Employee Wellness Program at AHH. Nikki Ver SteegMore >> You know how it is when you have a really bad cold, you feel lousy, and the last thing you want to do is go to work, but you just can't call in sick because there is too much to do. No doubt your workMore >> Can you imagine your child coming down with a cold and becomes so sick they can't get up. We mean they won't wake up to eat, go to the bathroom anything. We have more on a rare neurological disorder thatMore >> Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in this country, yet it's the most All comes down to screening, a colonoscopy will find polyps before they ever turn cancerous, but you haveMore >> Colon cancer is the most common of the cancers, but it's the most preventable. March is Colorectal (colon/rectal) Cancer Awareness Month and we met a Brandon man who is lucky he got to the gastroenterologistMore >> When you have a bruise on your arm you can see why it hurts in that area, but if something is wrong inside your intestines it's almost impossible to know unless you see an expert. That's where theMore >> When we cut ourselves or run into something, we are typically left with a bruise or a wound. It's usually pretty easy to spot. But when something isn't working internally, it's hard to get a grasp of itMore >> There are an estimated 26 million Americans living with Chronic Kidney Disease even worse 90-percent of them don't even know it. That's why March is National Kidney Health Awareness Month, KSFYMore >> This month the National Kidney Foundation wants you to get to know two humble, hardworking organs: your kidneys. One Sioux Falls man doesn't take his kidney's for granted, he lost both of them to cancerMore >> The Avera Heart Hospital's Emergency Department is also an accredited chest pain center... the only one is South Dakota. As part of the accreditation process, they run a drill every year to keep withMore >> More than a million people in this country will have heart attacks this year and almost half of them will die. More people would survive if they would have gotten help faster. We watched as physiciansMore >> Dr. Tom Isaacson with North Central Heart is showing us why IVUS or Intravascular Ultrasound gives cardiologists the upper hand in the coronary catheter lab.More >> A unique tool available to the physicians at the Avera Heart Hospital actually allows them to see inside the walls of your blood vessels, which makes it easier for cardiologists to diagnose what needsMore >> Is something keeping you from working out? Getting past mental and physical barriers to get to a healthy weight and healthy lifestyle is a goal we should achieve. Personal Trainer Karri Stearns atMore >> For some of us, the biggest obstacle to working out is ourselves. But for some people a real physical disability may hinder their ability to be active. We watched in awe as a Disabled Vietnam Vet fromMore >> I asked Avera Neurologist Dr. Karen Garnaas with Neurology Associates to explain this unpredictable disease that affects everyone who has it differently.More >> 400,000 Americans are living with Multiple Sclerosis. It's a chronic unpredictable neurological disease that affects the central nervous system. There's a group of people living with MS, but are takingMore >> The Sioux Empire Fall Prevention Coalition just recently formed in Sioux Falls to keep seniors out of the E-R due to falling injuries. Avera McKennan and the Center for Active generations are partMore >> Hematologist Dr. Kelly McCaul is one of those rare specialists trained in bone marrow transplants and he's one of 3 Avera McKennan is proud to have at the Avera Cancer Institute. He explains why it'sMore >> Every year more than 10,000 Americans are diagnosed with a life threatening disease, like a blood cancer and their best and only hope of a cure may be a bone marrow transplant. Since 1996 more thanMore >> Cardiologist Dr. Paul Carpenter with North Central Heart explains what conditions cause the need for a heart transplant and who is a candidate.More >> Cardiovascular disease kills 450, 000 women every year, that equates to one every minute. We met a Sioux Falls woman who would have been one of them had she not gotten a heart transplant. We wrap upMore >> Janice Severson is the Director of Nursing at North Central Heart. For years, she ran the heart screening program at NCI and gives us the run down of what symptoms women tend to have during a heartMore >> We continue our series on women and heart disease since it's Heart Health Awareness Month and heart disease is the leading cause of death in South Dakota and the nation. We met a Registered Nurse withMore >> Janice Severson is the Director of Nursing at North Central Heart. For years, she ran the heart screening program at NCI and gives us the run down of what symptoms women tend to have during a heartMore >> Buckwheat and Flax Buttermilk Pancakes with Berry Sauce ¾ C Buckwheat flour ¼ C ground flaxseed 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 2 Tbsp sugar ½ tsp salt 1 egg 1More >> Cinnamon Walnut Granola Serves 25 • 1/2C Ingredients: 9 cups old fashioned oatmeal 2 cup walnuts, chopped 1/2 cup coconut 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup canola oil 1/2 cup honey 2 Tbsp cinnamon 1More >> In honor of February being Heart Health Awareness Month, we are dedicating all of our Avera Medical Minute segments for the week of Feb. 16th to this topic and helping you prevent heart disease. BelieveMore >> If you are one of the 60 million LIVESTRONG wristband wearers, you will be happy to know some of the $260 million raised for the fight against cancer is coming back Sioux Falls to help cancer patientsMore >> No one knows you like you know you, that is not always mean we are the first to call for help when something's not right. Hopefully your loved ones will, Steve Lindquist is the Assistant Vice PresidentMore >> Sometimes the hardest part about getting help is admitting you need it. Getting help for mental health or substance abuse issues couldn't be easier through the Avera Behavioral Health Assessment Program.More >> Are you or someone you know a vegetarian? A vegan? Maybe a flexitarian (that's a new term)? Avera McKennan Dietician Megan Woodraska works at the HyVee on Marion Road in Sioux Falls. She explains theMore >> Growing up in the upper Midwest, eating a diet full of steaks, hamburgers and pork chops is normal... almost expected. It's what we do. But the food landscape in this country has changed in the last 10More >> 1/3 of the students in this state are overweight, according to the South Dakota Department of Health. What we can do to start reversing the trend in tonight's Avera Medical Minute. Pediatrician Dr.More >> In these tough times how do you know if you are stressed out or have a full blown anxiety disorder? Outpatient Therapist Jon Feiock with Avera Behavioral Health gives us some tell tale signs of anMore >> For so many of you life can feel like a pressure cooker between work, and home and bills the stress can seem insurmountable. There is a fine line between stress and an anxiety disorder and knowing whenMore >> Avera McKennan Certified Family Life Educator Betty Barto-Smith tells us why they have partnered with Sioux Falls Fire Rescue for 22 years to teach children, through a free musical puppet show, how toMore >> The View's ex-host Star Jones did it. American Idol Judge Randy Jackson had it. Do you understand it? Tonight's Avera Medical Minute is on Gastric Bypass Surgery and the Adjustable Lap Band. Dr. BradMore >> People who are morbidly obese, which in general terms means at least a hundred pounds overweight, gastric bypass surgery or gastric banding may be an option you need to consider. People who are that heavyMore >> Driver Rehabilitation Therapist and Avera Drive Smart Program Director, Angie Schrader explains how the program helps patients who have had spinal cord injuries, suffered strokes, or have learningMore >> It's been a year since Avera McKennan started it's Drive Smart Program and in that time rehabilitation therapists have helped nearly 50 people get behind the wheel again safely. We took a spin with aMore >> Breast Reduction is one of the Top 10 Most Popular Cosmetic Surgical Procedures and has a number of health benefits. It's our Avera Medical Minute tonight out of Aberdeen. Dr. Sanjay Mukerji withMore >> One woman's dream may be another woman's curse. We talked to a plastic surgeon in Aberdeen who is performing a lot of breast reduction surgeries for health related reasons. Most plastic surgeries areMore >> Each year in the United States about 16,000 women are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer. Tragically, 5,000 of those women will die from the disease. We don't want you to be one of them. It'sMore >> January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month and an opportunity to remind women about the importance of getting annual exams. We talked to a woman from Dakota Dunes who is a cervical cancer survivor thanksMore >> I think it's pretty fair to say, we've all probably had our fair share of heart break. There is actually a real medical condition referred to as "Broken Heart Syndrome". It's rare but potentially deadly. CardiologistMore >> The Avera McKennan Laboratory is the First Hospital Lab in the United States to Gain ISO 15189 SM Accreditation. It's based on the International Organizations for Standardization for laboratory technicalMore >> Action News Reporter Nancy Naeve Brown talked with Marie Boete, one of the Avera Swim Instructors about when its ok to get your young child in the water for swimming lessons. Click on the video forMore >> Not only was it a monumental day in history, but Avera McKennan is making a little history of it's own. The Avera McKennan Laboratory is the first hospital lab in the country to gain a prestigious internationalMore >> South Dakota is starting to see more confirmed cases on Influenza. Stomach flu is also going around in communities like Huron and Mitchell. Do you know the difference? Avera Infectious Disease SpecialistMore >> The peak of the influenza season typically doesn't hit until February, but that can fluctuate from year to year as does the severity of the strain that circulates. The South Dakota Health Department isMore >> Convenient Medical Clinics are a growing national trend and a fairly new concept in health care, Sioux Falls is home to 2, both are affiliated with Avera and located at HyVee Stores. Muriel EngbrechtMore >> HyVee, Avera and Curaquick have collaborated to make health care convenient and affordable. Two of the HyVee Grocery Stores in Sioux Falls now house Curaquick Clinics in collaboration with Avera. ConvenientMore >> A lung cancer diagnosis doesn't have to be a death sentence if it's caught early. We found a Colman man who is proof of that and has some sound advice. Dr. Mark Huber, an oncologist at the Avera CancerMore >> Lung cancer is the is the number one cause of cancer deaths in this country for both men & women. By far, the best thing you can do to dramatically reduce your risks of developing lung cancer, is toMore >> Avera McKennan's mission is a health ministry rooted in the gospel. Staff members work to provide the highest quality of health care, without limits, to those in need, even when that person in desperateMore >> Avera McKennan's mission is to provide the highest quality of health care, without limits, to those in need even if they are half a world away. Avera Dr. Leonard Gutnik spear headed a charitable effortMore >> The Avera Heart Hospital and Avera McKennan have been offering vascular screenings at Sioux Falls Hy-Vee's and the Heart Hospital for over a year now. If you are 50 or older, and a smoker; you shouldMore >> Every Wednesday Avera offers Stroke and Vascular Screenings at the Sioux Falls HyVee stores for the sake of convenience. With a portable ultra sound machine, clinical staff checks for abdominal aorticMore >> The Director of Avera McKennan Labs, Leo Serrano, emphasizes the importance of blood donations and how a specialized machine in the Avera McKennan Blood Bank makes them the only hospital in the stateMore >> The end of the year put a strain on our local blood supply. More blood was going out, than coming in, which is usually the case over the holidays.For good reason, January is National Blood Donor MonthMore >>
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