December and January at the deadliest months for heart disease.More >> Avera McKennan provides all the fixings for families-in-need to eat Thanksgiving in their own homes.More >> We watched as Dr. Allen threaded a catheter through a patient's radial artery (in the arm) to place a stent in a narrowed heart vessel. More >> In the hustle to get ready for back-to-school, Avera McKennan wants to remind parents to forget using booster seats for kids ages 4 to 8 riding in cars.More >> How to avoid food-borne illnesses at your summer picnic.More >> Kristen Townsend is a working mom in who experienced migraine-related speech aphasia. The same thing the LA reporter had live on the air.More >> The Avera Sports Institute offers a Triathlon Training Club. Training is comprised of base, transition, and peak training.More >> Counseling has helped 23 year old battle her eating disorder demons.More >> Part of treating the whole person: body, mind and spirit.More >> We talk to one of the members of the patient focus groups who were involved in art therapy for the new Avera Cancer Institute.More >> Mado Pederson lives in Independent Living at Avera Prince of Peace and her husband Pete lives in Long-Term Care.More >> A Sioux Falls woman has been getting acupuncture 2 times a week for 5 weeks and it's alleviated her hot flashes, insomnia and allergy issues.More >> Designed as an internship program, Project SEARCH is transitioning students with disabilities to work.More >> The Avera McKennan Fitness Center offers a variety of "Xtreme" high intensity workout classes for those who want an extra challenge.More >> The Avera Flandreau Medical Center is one of 30 sites in the Avera Health Network to utilize eEmergency services.More >> Aberdeen native and famed artist Mary Groth is a commissioned artist for the new Avera Cancer Institute and former patient Donna Burns drew strength from her art.More >> Marlene with her Physical Therapist Sandy Kreutner. 73 year old Marlene Farrand had a grapefruit sized tumor removed from her brain in May 2010 and is good as new now after rehab.More >> Avera McKennan Speech Therapist Mary Wrisch helps stroke patient Romy Ysbrand swallow again by using VitalStimulation therapy.More >> Gene Dickey's body rejected his first kidney transplant in 2005, but his second transplant in 2009 is smooth sailing so far.More >> Long distance runner Joe Spoo went to the Avera Sports Institute to improve his time for his next marathon.More >> How the warm water pool in the Johnson Aquatic Center in Avera McKennan helps people suffering with arthritis keep their mobility.More >> Carole Brunsting was awarded the 2010 Lifestyle Change Award Winner by the American Heart Association.More >> Make a healthy lifestyle change and quit smoking. Advice from an expert.More >> Avera Heart Hospital employee Brenda Kientoph has spent the last 20 months working to lose 120 pounds.More >> If you resolve to lose weight for the New Year then you should listen to the advice of Registered Dietitian Nikki Ver Steeg.More >> The Sioux Falls Heroes Behind the Badges Blood Drive runs until Jan. 7th.More >> Cell phones typically harbor more germs than your office desk or computer keyboard. What you can do to remedy that.More >> Avera Sacred Heart Hospital's Occupational Medicine program, HealthWORKS, is bringing health care and preventative medicine into the workplace including at Baldwin Filters in Yankton.
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital's Occupational Medicine program, HealthWORKS, is bringing health care and preventative medicine into the workplace.More >> Misusing even over-the-counter medications can have harmful consequences.More >> Avera's "A Time to Heal" helps cancer patients after treatment. More >> Cardiologist Dr. David Nagelhout talks about the peak in heart attacks around the Holidays.More >> Dr. Scott Torness with Avera Foot and Ankle Clinic in Yankton explains this diabetic condition.More >> Avera McKennan Hospital already starts a year long celebration to mark a century of caring.More >> What foods pregnant women need to avoid over the holidays.More >> Scott Cunningham avoided a heart procedure by changing his life style.More >> Heart disease can happen to any one, at any age at any time. Know your risk factors.More >> If you do choose to have a procedure around the holidays, what should you keep in mind? Our medical expert weighs in.More >> Avera Heart Hospital Registered Dietitian Mary Beth Russell advises us on what types of foods diabetics should go for this holiday season.More >> Go for more proteins, less carbohydrates.More >> Now is the time if you want to make changes in your medicare benefitsMore >> Quint blood donors blood goes to babies in the NICU.More >> Studies show breathing can have a profound impact on our physiology and our health.
Kim Cross in Mitchell was the first patient at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital to be treated with low dose brachytherapy.More >> Avera Queen of Peace Radiation Oncologist Dr. Stephen Dick explains how low dose brachytherapy radiation is used on early state prostate cancer patients.More >> When to make the move to a retirement community and what Avera Prince of Peace has to offer.More >> 4 years ago Tina Ward gave her dad one of her kidneys. Now as Mrs. South Dakota America she is an advocate for organ donations.More >> Healthy choices when traveling by air.More >> Shining a light on some of the unsung heroes at the Avera Heart Hospital.More >> Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota Named One of the Nation's Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals by Thomson Reuters.More >> Meet a new mom whose baby was born 3 months early and has been in Avera McKennan's NICU since Sept. 27th.More >> Tickets cost $10 and proceeds benefit Avera McKennan NICU.More >> How much vitamin D and calcium do we need?More >> Dan Lingor was so relieved to have his radiation treatments close to home at Avera St. Luke's in Aberdeen.More >> Cancer care close to home at Avera St. Luke's in Aberdeen.More >> During catheterization procedures to open a narrowed heart vessel, doctors will usually gain access by placing the catheter in either the radial or femoral artery.More >> November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.More >> Oncologist Dr. Mark Huber talks about the warning signs and risk factors of pancreatic cancer.More >> Join the harvest to gather and deliver all the ingredients and staples for families to enjoy the day in their own homes.More >> Surgeons at Avera Queen of Peace can now perform coblation tonsillectomies thanks to a new piece of equipment.More >> Coblation Tonsillectomy Surgery is no available at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell.More >> The X-ray celebrates 115th anniversary.More >> Four states have already banned these kinds of alcoholic energy drinks. South Dakota is not one of them.More >> Avera McKennan Hosts Living with Diabetes Fall Fair November 13th.More >> A recent study suggests terminal lung patients placed in hospice early on lived longer than those who went later in process.More >> Avid runner Krista Coughlin is also a registered nurse at the Avera Heart Hospital and was hit hard last year by H1N1.More >> Certified Infection Control Nurse with Avera Health Dawn Tomac explains why everyone, except babies, should get the flu shot.More >> Julie Delaney (Left) sits and talks with her sister Carla Hoffman. Julie credits early detection and Avera St. Luke's for saving her life.More >> Dr. Greg Alvine with CORE Orthopedics Avera Medical Group was the first to perform surgery using the STAR total ankle replacement. More >> Avera McKennan is 10% above the national standard for the number of certified nurses they have on staff.More >> Eldon Bouren was a patient in the ICU at Avera McKennan and tells us why his nurses were so great. He didn't know it, but most of them are certified.More >> Orthopaedic Consultants/Alvine Foot and Ankle Center now called CORE Orthopedics Avera was the first to use the STAR in the state and region.More >>
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Avera Queen of Peace Cancer Center celebrates 10 years of service with one of the first patients treated there.More >> Avera Queen of Peace Cancer Center is holding an open house Nov. 16th from 4:00-6:00 to celebrate 10th anniversary.More >> Are you putting yourself more at risk for heart disease with hormone therapy?More >> A new study says there is a link between hormone therapy and heart disease in older women.More >> The new Avera Cancer Institute has incorporated 3 waterfalls in the new building.More >> Dr. Jennifer McKay goes through the logistics for the Building Hope Gala on Friday October 29, 2010 at the new Avera Cancer Institute.More >> Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a catastrophic event that is very different than a heart attack.More >> Avera McKennan celebrated the opening of the Prairie Center, home to the Avera Cancer Institute and Avera Surgery Center.More >> Media day for the official grand opening of the new Avera Cancer InstituteMore >> Tips on a safe Halloween. More >> Avera McKennan Certified Family Life Educator Betty Barto Smith runs through some safety tips for Halloween.More >> Rose Colella was lucky that when she has a heart attack, it only stunned her myocardium. Early intervention to the Avera Heart Hospital and medication got her heart working again.More >> Call 911 immediately if you suspect you are having a heart attack.More >> Kevin Ragels from Aberdeen had a sleep study done at Avera St. Luke's and is finally getting a good night's sleep with his CPAP.More >> Avera St. Luke's Sleep Lab has been renovated and remodeled to meet the high demand of patients who are coming in with sleep apnea.More >> Changing up your workout to change up the muscle groups you work is beneficial. The experts say give Zumba a shot!More >> What's more dangerous: cell phone usage overexposure or talking/texting while driving? A new study has some insights. More >> Only 5% of the people who have sudden cardiac arrest live to tell about it. Most of them will get an implanted defibrillator to prevent the event from happening again.More >> Zumba is taking the exercise world by storm and the Avera McKennan Fitness Center is seeing an increase in the number of folks in class too.More >> This year the flu shot vaccine protects against H1N1, Influenza A-H3N2 and Influenza B.More >> The new digital mobile mammography truck will be available Oct. 15 and 16th during the Etc. Expo for Her at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Schedule an appointment now: 877-AT-AVERA.More >> Things Women Don't Tell Their Gynecologist, But Should!More >> Avera Sacred Heart in Yankton offers massage therapy for people looking to relieve muscle tension and stiffness among other things.More >> The benefits of therapeutic massage treatments are many and offered at Avera Sacred Heart in Yankton.More >> What kidneys do, why they fail and why transplantation is the best treatment.More >> Eggs are a nutrient packed food and very good for you.More >> Dr. Matthew Barker with Avera McKennan is one of the featured speakers at the Avera Women's Conference Oct. 8th.More >> Do you have diabetic peripheral neuropathy? Find out more in a program on Oct. 11th.More >> Overwhelming grief led to a deep depression and suicide attempts for Kelly Bohrer.More >> New legislation signed into law this spring requires employers to provide a private rooms for breastfeeding moms to pump.More >> The provision states that all employers must now have a designated employee pump room apart from the bathroom.More >> Avera Queen of Peace Hospital hosted a Men's Health Fair at Cabela's in Mitchell.More >> Avera Queen of Peace hosts a Men's Health Fair and offered a number of health screenings.More >> Avera Doctor's Plaza 2 Pharmacy is the first pharmacy in the state to earn the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board Seal of Accreditation.More >> Are sports drinks a healthy choice for teens?More >> Presentation College soccer star Lance Mohr goes through rehab at Avera St. Luke's.More >> Unfortunately, when you play sports you play with the chance of getting hurt. Knee pain and knee injuries are very common among athletes. We met a college soccer player in Aberdeen who was briefly sidelinedMore >> Physical Therapist Ron Van Dyke treats a lot of athletes in the Aberdeen area who have suffered knee injuries.More >> Physiatrist Dr. Mark Drymalski explains what happens in the Avera McKennan Inpatient Rehab Unit and why is critical to recovery.More >> Powered Similac cans/containers being recalled.More >> Parkston is a thriving rural SD community. The Avera St. Benedict Health Center in Parkston is proof that a strong healthcare system can help a rural community thrive.More >> Avera St. Benedict CEO & President Gale Walker describes how the Avera Rural Health Institute has helped has helped the healthcare system in Parkston and the community.More >> Quint donors are blood donors who test negative for the CitoMegaVirus antigen. Their blood goes strictly to the NICU.More >> Dr. Kimberlee McKay talks about the right way to order your pizza, what toppings you should stay away from and which pizza brands will pack on the pounds.More >> Sudden death among athletes is rare. Taylor Maier cheated death when he was only 18.More >> Cardiologist Dr. Michael Hibbard with North Central Heart talks about sudden death in athletes. and the importance of automated external defibrillators.More >> Registered Dietitian Nikki Ver Steeg with the Avera Heart Hospital offers some advice for getting started making lifestyle changes to get healthy.More >> Golf tourney at Spring Creek to benefit the "Compassion in Action Fund" to help area leukemia patients with everyday expenses.More >> FDA is considering making some over-the-counter cough medicines prescription drugs instead.More >> Lois Kaiser from Hartford candidly speaks about her husband's Alzheimer's diagnosis.More >> The Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk is Saturday Sept. 18th at Sertoma Park in Sioux Falls.More >> We go grocery shopping with a woman dealing with Celiac Disease.More >> Avera Queen of Peace is sponsoring the Men's Health Fair at Cabela's on September 30th.More >> Avera McKennan Lab chosen to launch a new HIV test that shows infection earlier than tests currently used.More >> Avera McKennan Lab Director Leo Serrano tells us about how his lab is the first in the country to run a new HIV test that detects infection earlier than tests currently is use.More >> Lead singer Jeremy Willet from Willet performed at LifeLight and at Avera Behavioral Health for adolescents at the center.More >> Study shows there is a link between kids 5 and under who don't get 10 hours of sleep at night and obesity.More >> Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome isi the presence of an extra abnormal electrical pathway in the heart that leads to periods of a very fast heartbeat.More >> WPW is the presence of an extra abnormal electrical pathway in the heart that leads to periods of very fast heartbeat.More >> 12-week program designed to help folks regain, physical, emotional, intellectual , psychological and spiritual health after undergoing treatment for cancer.More >> Studies have found a connection between eating school breakfast and increased math and reading scores and better behavior.More >> Avera McKennan and Landscape Garden Centers partner to grow a garden at Avera Prince of Peace.More >> The summer of the bedbug. 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We get a jump on "National Child Passenger Safety Week" which starts September 19th.More >> If you have sleep apnea, no one in the house is getting any sleep. The Avera Queen of Peace Sleep Lab can help.More >> Getting a sleep study done can finally help you get some zzzz's.More >> Delores Severson from Aberdeen worked with PT Ron Van Dyke for both knees. Delores Severson had a difficult recovery after her 2nd knee replacement surgery, but her PT got her back to 100%.More >> Ron Van Dyke with Avera St. Luke's talks about the role physical therapy plays in recovery after knee replacement surgery.More >>
Avera Medical Minute: Rod Fieldsend Survived Cardiac Arrest
Rod Fieldsend. Rod Fieldsend is a cardiac arrest survivor and has a powerful message about why more funding is needed for awareness and research of heart disease.More >> 2010 Heart Walk is this Aug. 28th at Falls Park.More >> A disturbing trend on college campuses is the use of performance enhancing drugs to stay awake longer.More >> A Sioux Falls woman got a rash a week after helping her grandparents clean-up their flooded basement.More >> Dr. Kimberlee McKay explain what is salmonella and what causes it?More >> Health advice for college kids.More >> Back to school shouldn't mean back to getting sick again.More >> The experts at the Avera Sports Institute can help you improve your form and time when running long distances.More >> Avera eCARE Services: innovative technology that improves patient safety and supports the local rural health care workforce. More >> Avera McKennan Massage Therapist Selena McCreight offers massage therapy to chemo patients.More >> Yes, there are two! Dr. Kimberlee McKay and Dr. Jennifer McKay both join us to talk about being identical twins who work at the same hospital.More >> Avera Heart Hospital Registered Dietitian Nikki Ver Steeg helps by giving parents some healthy options for their children's school lunches.More >> Avera Heart Hospital Registered Dietitian Nikki Ver Steeg gives us some ideas on packing a healthy school lunch.More >> Avera McKennan Registered Nurses have been on hand, around the clock to answer your questions and concerns for 20 years. More >> DWU's Jared Thomas DWU track athletes are at the top of their game thanks to the Avera Queen of Peace Acceleration Program. More >> Strength/Conditioning Specialist Andrew Murphy talks about Avera Queen of Peace's Acceleration Program in Mitchell. More >> Robin Hohn had a sinus surgery in May. New technology offered at Avera Yankton Ear, Nose and Throat is helping patients with chronic sinus infections.More >> Surgeon Dr. Jeff Liudahl explains for a balloon sinuplasty works.More >> Is the 5 second rule a safe rule?More >> Amy and Jerry Gustad from Volin have had all 4 of their children at Avera Sacred Heart.More >> Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton has recently renovated it's Women's Center.More >> Preparing for twins when you already have a toddler at home.More >> OB/GYN Dr. Kimberlee McKay is also a twin. Dr. Kimberlee McKay, OB/GYN at Avera McKennan offers some advice for expectant parents of twins.More >> Treatment for varicose veins is done at North Central Heart and is minimally invasive.More >> Varicose veins are bulging unsightly veins that can cause achy, tired legs.More >> Maritta Husman is proactive about her health and beat two unrelated cancers at the same time without needing chemo.More >> A new study shows that 1/3 of teens with ADHD don't graduate from high school.More >> Lynn Knott suffered for a year with nagging pain in her left arm until she saw a physical therapist at Avera St. Luke's who helped get her life back.More >> Avera St. Luke's Physical Therapist Carl Bot explains how physical therapy can help a number of people with back and neck pain.More >> You are never too old for a friendly game of chair volleyball and they are proving it with a "retirement community" league in Sioux Falls.More >> Dixie Krontorad from Wagner. Multi-channel brachytherapy radiation used for the first time at the Avera Cancer Institute on a Wagner woman.More >> New recommendations out regarding repeat C-sections.More >> Avera is the only health system in the nation to make both MOST WIRED and WIRELESS lists every year running since their inceptions.More >> Bonita and Grant Vietor are the 1st recipients of the Compassion in Action Fund. A Sioux Center, IA family gets a surprise check from 2 other families affected by leukemia.More >> Hospitals will have to spend billions of dollars in the next year to accommodate obese patients.More >> Avera Health Named 2010 Most Wired and Most Wireless.More >> Depression is almost always associated with grief.More >> The Avera Heart Hospital receives 3rd cycle Chest Pain Center Accreditation.More >> Avera Heart Hospital once again received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC).More >> Expectant parents Marla Shaw and Lindsey Chasing Horse took advantage of genetic counseling and testing at Avera McKennan and were preparred for a baby with down syndrome.More >> Amy Juffer now 8 months pregnant took advantage of genetic counseling and testing at Avera McKennan in her first trimester.More >> The new Avera Cancer Institute building project is on schedule and on budget.More >> GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of diabetes drug Avandia, is under fire today amid charges that the drug is unsafe and causes an increase in heart attacks and other heart problems.More >> Pack your cooler properly and avoid food poisoning.More >> Avera Queen of Peace opens new Balance Center to help patients restore balance in their lives.More >> Avera Queen of Peace Hospital opens new Balance Center.More >> Avera McKennan's program to introduce first year med students from USD to the inter workings of the hospital.More >> Prescription drug abuse on the rise. Dr. Kimberlee McKay explains.More >> Tom Hildebrand is one of the few who survived a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.More >> Learning more about AAA: Abdominal Aortic AneurysmsMore >> Are you planning on lighting sparklers and setting off firecrackers over the course of the next few days? Unless you plan accordingly, you could end up with eye injuries and burned hands or worse. We askedMore >> Avera St. Luke's offers a new pool for warm water therapy.More >> The importance of kids learning to be in the water safely.More >> When should kids start swimming lessons?More >>
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