They say time is money, but time is also muscle. If you have a heart attack and don't call 911 immediately after experience symptoms you could damage your heart muscle significantly. Nancy Naeve BrownMore >> Men often ignore the symptoms of heart attack. Jerry Miller didn't and it more than likely saved his life.More >> Uninvited bugs can spoil any picnic, but it's the bugs you don't see that will make you sick. Food borne illnesses peak in the summer time. Here are some tips on safe grilling that keep bacteria at bay. RegisteredMore >> How to avoid food borne illnesses this grilling season.More >> Few would argue it was a long winter and it's been a wet cold spring so when it finally starts feeling like summer most of us want to take off layers and head outside. One Sioux Falls woman will tell youMore >> Kristin Aeilts almost waited too long to get an ugly mole checked. It turned out to be melanoma, but Avera doctors caught it before it spread.More >> Advice on dealing with both the bully and those being bullied.More >> Avocados are a heart healthy nutrient dense food.More >> It's a 3,800 mile bike ride from San Francisco, California across the U.S. to New York City and it's all to raise awareness about depression in men.More >> The Avera Radiation Oncology department at the Avera Cancer Institute is one of only a handful of cancer centers to offer two perfectly matched ARTISTE Linear Accelerators.More >> PROVENGE is the only prostate cancer immunotherapy to be FDA approved and the Avera Cancer Institute is the only place in South Dakota to offer it.More >> Marathon runner Gaylan Lang from Aberdeen found out after going through Avera St. Luke's Heart Smart Program that you can't run away from heart disease.More >> A southwest Minnesota man recovering from West Nile firmly believes he will walk again thanks to Transitional Care and outpatient therapy at Avera Marshall.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 >> Avera Behavioral Health's iPAD pilot project already finding success among patients.More >> Do you know your cholesterol, blood pressure or your body mass index? Knowing some of these important numbers and watching them can help you to understand your risk for heart disease.
Study out of Canada shows in the last 5 years self-injury has become more prevalent among adolescents and teens.More >> The Avera McKennan Fitness Center in Sioux Falls has added PiYo. A hybrid class that combines Pilates and Yoga.More >> Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton offers Cardiac Rehab in their Wellness Center.More >> Be a hero, give up the gift of life.More >> The Avera Heart Hospital has some great suggestions on flavanol rich foods to plant in your garden.More >> The Avera Sports Institute offers a Triathlon Training Club. Training is comprised of base, transition, and peak training.More >> Be Sharps Smart! Avera St. Luke's started a community-wide program for the proper, legal, no-cost disposal of household sharps.More >> Barrett's esophagus is a disorder in the lining of the esophagus damaged by stomach acid and that abnormal tissue is at risk for becoming cancerous.More >> Vascular specialists are trying to raise awareness about PAD or Peripheral Arterial Disease.More >> Avera McKennan Fitness Center offers Aqua Chi classes in their warm water pool.More >> Counseling has helped 23 year old battle her eating disorder demons.More >> Elaine Pooley had traumatic injuries after a terrible car accident and was treated quickly in Avera Queen of Peace Trauma Center.More >> Kelsey Przymus just graduated from Marshall High School and finished an internship at Avera Marshall Medical Center.More >> Linda Olson works in marketing at Avera McKennan. Thank God she was at work on Feb. 24th, had she not been close to an ER, she would have died.More >> When Zoie Grib was in the womb she was diagnosed with critical aortic stenosis. At 27 weeks old she had her valve fixed in-utero.More >> The latest national report reveals in a typical day, on average two-thirds of children and toddlers are watching television for an hour and a half a day.More >> A large tumor was discovered in Judie Beadle's large intestine after a Dr. Chris Larson performed a colonoscopy. He removed the cancer and part of her colon laparoscopically.More >> Avera Health Plans Employees get healthier and say they are walking the talk.More >> Avera Neuroscience Institute's ALC clinic was established to offer high quality, comprehensive care for ALS patients in a convenient and efficient setting.More >> Dr. Erik Peterson with CORE Orthopedics Avera in Sioux Falls was the first surgeon in the state and region to use a new type of hip replacement. Andrew Hoyem was the first patient. More >> Yankton's KVHT-FM Radio sports broadcaster Joe Van Goor talks about being diabetic and his recent foot surgery at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital.More >> Jim Schwerin was at risk on needing a feeding tube because the cancerous tumor in his esophagus wasn't allowing food to pass.More >> The guest house is attached to the Avera Heart Hospital and allows a patient's family members to stay on-site and nearby.More >> Take advantage of Free Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screenings at Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat on May 12th. Meet one patient who is sure glad she did!More >> The Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group meets in Sioux Falls at the Peace Lutheran Church once a month.More >> eConsult services at Avera Queen of Peace in Mitchell saves time and travel expense for patients.More >> The Sioux Falls MS walk is Saturday morning April 30th at 10:00.More >> Melanoma Monday: Free skin screenings May 2, 2011 at Lewis Drug (41st and Minnesota Ave) from 5:00-8:00pm. Pre-register at 877-AT-AVERA.More >> Avera's IT team recently moved in to a new building in downtown Sioux Falls.More >> Part of treating the whole person: body, mind and spirit.More >> A cardiologist's advice on what natural supplements you can take to promote your heart's health.More >> The Tramp boys from Crofton, NE were in Avera Sacred Heart hospital for 5 days, but Jamie Tramp says the pediatric staff made it easy on them. 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 >> Avera St. Luke's Worthmore Treatment Center helps patients like Brett Sombke get back into life after fighting addiction.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 >> 4th and 5th graders at Garfield Elementary Challenge Center do week-long curriculum on the heart, but also give from the heart.More >> Avera Heart Hospital introduces the latest in leading-edge imaging technology.More >> Avera Sacred Heart offers electronic brachytherapy radiation for certain patients with early stage breast cancer.More >> New robotic imaging system gives physicians at the Avera Heart Hospital detailed photos to help seed diagnosis and treatment.More >> Safe, cheap and easy activities you can make at home to keep a toddler busy.More >> And babies make 5. The Jamy and Kyle Anderson tell us how they are handling new twins and a busy toddler.More >> SMSU Coach Terry Culhane had a heart attack on Nov. 19th in Marshall, airlifted to Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls and was back in Marshall a few days later doing cardiac rehab.More >> Kris Brockhoft's early stage colon cancer was discovered during a routine colonoscopy, but needed surgery to treat. She is doing great 3 months out.More >> Avera McKennan Counselor Sara Bennetts says Charlie Sheen is without a doubt a very very sick person who needs help.
Designed as an internship program, Project SEARCH is transitioning students with disabilities to work.More >> Blanche Krell proves that fitness is possible at any age. She is 94 and swears it's helped her aching knees.More >> Phil Schreck gets his first colonoscopy right before he turned 50 and allowed us to tape the procedure as part of Colon Cancer Awareness Month.More >> Ref Dan Sudbeck went in to cardiac arrest during a basketball game and was brought back to life with the help of an AED.More >> The Avera McKennan Fitness Center offers a variety of "Xtreme" high intensity workout classes for those who want an extra challenge.More >> Avera St. Luke's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program includes supervised exercise and can help people with COPD improve lung efficiency and their lives.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 >> 4th graders from Garfield Challenge Center go to the Avera Heart Hospital for class.More >> Avera McKennan Speech Therapist Mary Wrisch helps stroke patient Romy Ysbrand swallow again by using VitalStimulation therapy.More >> We check back in with the West River mother who gave her son a kidney a year ago at Avera McKennan.More >> Avera Marshall has state-of-the-art equipment and physicians to manage complex eye care.More >> For $75 you can go through Planet Heart and have vascular screenings done at the Avera Heart Hospital.More >> As you age, so do your knees and hips. And weakened knees and hips lead to dangerous falls.
Learn how to help prevent falls – the leading cause of injury related deaths among older adults – and continue moving like you always have with a FREE SEMINAR from Avera McKennan on Feb. 16th, 2011More >>
Aggressive lymph node surgery may not be needed.More >> Gene Dickey's body rejected his first kidney transplant in 2005, but his second transplant in 2009 is smooth sailing so far.More >> Avera Sacred Heart Lab offers inexpensive screenings for people who need their blood drawn and no appointment is needed.More >> Avera Queen of Peace secures a grant to dedicate a full-time certified lactation consultant to their Maternal Care Center.More >> When do you worry about a fever?More >> Avera McGreevy Clinic West offers a health coach for patients dealing with chronic illnesses.More >> Study finds that cardiac deaths mount after Super Bowl loss.More >> New dietary guidelines suggest we need to drastically cut our salt intake by a third and sticking to a teaspoon a day. More >> The assault is aimed strongly at the food industry which is responsible for the majority of sodium most people consume.More >> Long distance runner Joe Spoo went to the Avera Sports Institute to improve his time for his next marathon.More >> You may qualify for free screenings for heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Avera Queen of Peace wants you to ask to find out.More >> EECP therapy at Avera Sacred Heart helped Ted Manzer get his energy back years after bypass surgery.More >> Enhanced External Counterpulsation at Avera Sacred Heart helps patients with angina or heart failure increase circulation throughout the body.More >> How the warm water pool in the Johnson Aquatic Center in Avera McKennan helps people suffering with arthritis keep their mobility.More >> Mary Spoelstra from Marshall has her one month check-up with Dr. Thaemert after her lap band surgery at Avera McKennan.More >> Avera Heart Hospital Registered Dietician Nikki Ver Steeg says avocados are a super food.More >> How do you know when your child needs ear tubes?More >> How to prevent getting the flu and the other bug that's going around.More >> Medical advice from Dr. Kimberlee McKay with Avera McKennan on how to protect yourself from the cold weather.More >> Avera Marshall has partnered with Big Stone Therapies to bring Pediatric Therapy to Marshall.More >> Avera Marshall and Big Stone Therapies have partnered to develop pediatric rehab program at Avera Marshall Medical Center.More >> Dr. Kimberlee McKay with Avera McKennan is seeing a lot of stomach flu and dehydration.More >> Avera Heart Hospital Respiratory Therapist Deb Murray explains why she can not recommend e-cigarettes.More >> Respiratory Therapist Deb Murray at the Avera Heart Hospital weighs in on e-cigarettes.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 >> Dr. Dawn Flickema is now a Certified Acupuncturist at the Avera McGreevy Clinic on W. 69th in Sioux Falls.More >> Jerry and Anne Grotjohn had their 3rd baby at Avera McKennan and it's the first birth Jerry has been able to take part in.More >> A new report finds the first study linking childhood mumps, measles, and rubella vaccines to autism was based on fraudulent information.More >> Jennifer Weier plays the piano at the Prairie Center while her mom Jan Weier gets chemo therapy on the balcony above at the Avera Cancer Institute.More >> A century later the health problems of 1911 are still relevant.More >> Avera Health Plans assists employers like Dakota King, connecting them with Avera services to help employees get healthier.More >> Avera Health Plans Connecting Employers with Health and Wellness EducationMore >> Mary Spoelstra from Marshall, MN is sharing her story about why she had lap band surgery and her goals.More >> If you are morbidly obese you may want to consider bariatric surgery to help you lose weight.More >>
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