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Cooking Tips for One or Two
It can be tricky when cooking for one (or even two) to make the most of your ingredients and to minimize dishes — particularly when many recipes focus on making a meal for a family and serve four to six people. But just because you have a smaller household doesn't mean you should abandon the kitchen for takeout.
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Tips from our Dietitans
July's tip of the month... Choosing a nutrient-rich diet
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Survivors Day
Abben Cancer Center of Spencer Hospital is hosting a Survivors’ Day Celebration on Sunday, June 14 beginning at 2 p.m. in the main lobby of Spencer Hospital.
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Learn 10 Signs of Alzheimers's
You realize you forget things. Or, your spouse catches you retelling the same story. Is it age-related memory loss or should you be concerned about Alzheimer’s disease?
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Tips from Dietitians
May's tip of the month... Grilling!
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I’m Still Hot! It Just Comes In Flashes
Learn more about managing the many symptoms women may experience during the time called “Perimenopause” which can occur over several years prior to actually reaching menopause during a free educational program sponsored by Spencer Hospital on Tuesday, May 19th.
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Hospice to Plant Garden
Community members are invited to join in creating the annual Garden of Life in Spencer Hospital’s Grand Avenue Park. The Spencer Regional Healthcare Foundation and Hospice of Spencer Hospital will represent each donation with a colorful blooming plant during a special Garden of Life ceremony in May.
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Car Seat Check on May 2
How certain are you that your child is the safest they can be while riding in the car? With car crashes being a leading cause of death for children 1 to 12 years old in the United States, it’s very important to make sure your child is in the correct safety seat to accommodate their growing bodies.
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Tips from Dietitians
April's tip of the month... Freezing fruit.
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Avera Clinic to Become...
Spencer Hospital’s Board of Trustees took action during its monthly meeting on Thursday which will transition the local family practice clinic to become a department of the hospital. The board approved entering into a collaboration relationship with Avera Medical Group Spencer known as “provider-based status.”
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Colon Cancer Prevention
There are often no signs or symptoms of colorectal cancer – that’s why it’s so important to get screened.
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Looking for a new gym?
Did you know Spencer Hospital offers customized, comprehensive training and fitness for adults and student athletes?
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Say goodbye to fad diets!
At Spencer Hospital, our dietitians can help you create an eating pattern based on the Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate recommendations and can accommodate your food preferences, cultural traditions and customs through our personalized nutrition programs.
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Spencer Hospital Boosts the Local Economy
A recent study by the Iowa Hospital Association demonstrates that Spencer Hospital generated nearly $40 million for the local economy last year.
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Honoring Cardiac Rehab Week
Spencer Hospital and the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department along with their participants will be celebrating Cardiac Rehabilitation Week February 8-14, 2015 by drawing attention to the role of cardiac rehabilitation in reducing the potentially devastating effects of heart disease. Cardiac Rehabilitation Week is celebrated during February, American Heart Month, as part of a national campaign to draw greater attention to heart health. The week coincides each year with Valentine’s Day.
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Spencer Hospital Hosts Meet and Make Event
Join Spencer Hospital dietitians, Amanda Scanlan, Judy Erickson and Greta Farley, for a fun and healthy event on Wednesday, March 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. During this come-and-go event, participants will be able to make two delicious recipe-in-a-jar meal mixes to take home and enjoy or give to a friend. Cost is $5 to participate.
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Sweet Deal in February
In celebration of National Heart Month in February, Spencer Hospital is offering a special discounted rate of $75 for both a Heart Check and a Stroke Check offered through the hospital’s Planet Heart program.
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Women, Wine & Wellness
The “Women, Wine & Wellness” soiree promises to be an entertaining afternoon with wine tastings paired with heart healthy cuisine samples, live music, a little education and lots of camaraderie. Spencer restaurant Gary’s on the River is hosting the event from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22.
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Have you been tested for cervical cancer?
About 79 million Americans currently have HPV. Many people with HPV don’t know they are infected. Cervical cancer can often be prevented with regular screening tests and follow-up care.
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How are your resolutions holding up?
The reality is most resolutions are long gone by February and very few are sustained in the long term. We start the year off with great intentions, but without the right steps in place we may often find our attempt less than successful and our momentum falling by the wayside.
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