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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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When you switch out your winter wardrobe to shorts and sandals, be sure to also think about your skin care for the warmer weather. We have 5 tips for Healthy Summer Skin.
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Have you ever wondered how some people handle stress and adversity more effectively than others?
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When you’re sitting, you don’t have any muscles engaged. The more you sit, the more deconditioned you become. Anytime you can walk or even stand during the day, you’re doing your body a tremendous favor.
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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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This time of year, you might find yourself closing the windows to keep the pollen out rather than opening them to let the fresh air in. If so, you’re not alone.

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Sometimes even the smallest thing can make a big difference. For women undergoing breast cancer treatment at Avera Cancer Institute Sioux Falls, Dignity Robes are one of those things.
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Are you rubbing your neck as you read this post?

The constant forward head position that accompanies much of the texting, emailing and Facebooking can really put a strain on the neck and cause neck pain and headaches.

So how can we decrease the effects of bad posture? Michelle McCormick, Physical Therapist at Avera Therapy in Watertown, shares some tips.
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The Avera Story Center is a place where Avera health care professionals and staff come together to share their expert advice, opinions and insights.