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Avera McKennan
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Avera McKennan of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a member of Avera Health.
Avera McKennan of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a member of Avera Health.

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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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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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Generally speaking, a garage is not a safe place for young children. Always supervise children in and around the garage and take some basic steps to minimize hazards.

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We are participating in a peer-reviewed clinical research study with Xenex, a robot manufacturer.  
Meet Xena the germ-zapping warrior. She's one of two new robots at +Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center that are super cleaners, able to disinfect and eliminate hard-to-kill superbugs.

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Chores, allowances, and children. Doniese Wilcox brings us part two in her series on Teaching Kids about Chores. 

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Doniese Wilcox shares another boredom breaker for your little ones. This time she helps teach colors while exercising finger motor skills. 

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So is it worth the effort and struggle to make kids do chores? Doniese Wilcox from +Avera McKennan tells us why the answer is a resounding "YES!"

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Doniese Wilcox shares tips on how to help your preschooler and older children to eat a more healthy and balanced diet.
Prediabetes is when your body has blood glucose that is higher than normal, but still not high enough to be classified as type 2. The good news is prediabetes doesn’t have to lead to a type 2 diagnosis.

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It’s a bit of a mystery why some kids eat just about anything and others are very selective in their eating. Doniese Wilcox shares several tips on how to help your toddler eat a more healthy and balanced diet.

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For many children, playing with modeling dough is soothing. Doniese Wilcox, a Certified Family Life Educator at +Avera McKennan, shares several other benefits for children and a recipe to make your own playdough. 
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