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  • Lung Cancer Screenings: Early Detection Saves Lives

    posted by Erin Peterson on Monday, January 30, 2023 Lung cancer is the second most common form of cancer diagnosed in the United States; however, it is by far the leading cause of cancer deaths. Spencer Hospital's Diagnostic Imaging Center is recognized by the American College of Radiology as a designated Lung Cancer Screening Center and we participate in an accredited program for the early detection of lung cancer.

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  • Recognizing the Contributions of the Immortal Henrietta Lacks

    posted by Dr. Brian Wilson on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 Dr. Brian Wilson, OB/Gyn specialist, shares how a young black woman, Henrietta Lacks, died from cervical cancer in 1951 but a sample of her cells survived, multiplied and were invaluable in health research. The discoveries from her cells led to the polio vaccine, gene mapping and IVF treatment, among others, and resulted in her being named the 'mother' of modern medicine. Learn more about this slice of American health history.

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  • How to Start - and Continue - A Lifelong Wellness Plan

    posted by Tim Birkey on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 A new year brings a fresh new start to many people's health and wellness goals. As a strength and conditioning coaches, our personal trainers at Spencer Hospital's Athletic Enhancement program are pretty accustom to seeing a packed fitness center in early January, but as the calendar pages turn, we start to see the number of participants wane. How do you create a successful, life-long wellness plan? It starts with one step at a time.

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  • Winter Walking Tips

    posted by Laura Manwarren & Tatum Geerdes on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 Winter weather has arrived! While “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” sounds like a lovely seasonal experience, it's important to remember that winter's snowy and icy conditions underfoot can quickly result in a tumble. Spencer Hospital Safety Director Laura Manwarren and Employee Health Nurse Tatum Geerdes team up to share the importance to walking safely during the winter.

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  • Counting the Many Blessings Provided by Avera@Home's Hospice Services

    posted by Alana Clark on Friday, November 25, 2022 Counting the Many Blessings Provided by Avera@Home's Hospice Services

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