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“High risk” are two little words capable of causing big worries for expectant moms. Yet through technology and highly specialized medicine, much can be done to address the different risk factors of pregnancy.
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Nature uses colors to provide hints about the nutritional value of plant-based foods, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, beans and legumes.
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Have you ever wondered where that elusive 10,000-step number came from or how many steps are right for you? Staci Wietfeld from +Avera McKennan shares the history and origin of the 10k number.
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It’s garage sale season! If you have growing kids, it’s the perfect chance to snag items at rock-bottom prices. But before you park the car and browse bargains, know how to identify safe versus potentially hazardous items.
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All kids eventually get to the point where they will stay home alone. But what is that appropriate age or maturity? Doniese Wilcox helps answer that question.
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Dr. Janell Powell, Avera Internal Medicine Women’s specialist, recommends some great questions to ask at your next doctor visit.
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Packing a bag ahead of time is a must for expecting mothers so you don’t forget anything important while you’re rushing to meet your new baby.
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Bullying isn’t confined to the playground. The behavior also occurs in the workplace, and it’s a growing national concern. 
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Breastmilk is proven to benefit both mother and baby. It can lower baby’s risk of a number of illnesses ranging from ear infections and stomach troubles to RSV and long-term conditions such as asthma and diabetes. 
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How can you take charge of your health and prevent or resolve prediabetes?
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Loss of a job and having a baby are both qualifying life events that provide a Special Enrollment Period to get individual health insurance outside of the once-yearly open enrollment period. Learn more about qualifying life events in our latest post.
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Did you know that acupuncture, essential oils and other Integrative Medicine therapies can effectively treat common sinus problems? 
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