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From Rural Care to Military Trauma Care

Some medical providers broaden their skills through extra schooling or classes, but Paul Brown, PA-C, chose to further his skills in trauma care by working in the heart of emergency medicine – the military. Since joining Horizon Health Care’s James Valley Community...

25 Years of Supporting Rural Health Care

(WOONSOCKET, SD) Margie Larson has retired from the Horizon Health Care board of directors after serving for the past 25 years. As a native of Woonsocket, Larson has been advocating for rural health care across South Dakota. Throughout her time with Horizon, she’s...

Creating a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the United States. It’s caused by lack of oxygen to the heart, due to plaques or blood clots in the arteries. There’s usually no warning, and it can take up to eight weeks for your heart muscle to heal. Some early signs of a...

Lexy Eggert Named Chief Development & Strategy Officer

Horizon Health Care has named Lexy Eggert as chief development and strategy officer of Horizon Health Care, effective February 1, 2022. Eggert previously served as director of marketing and communications for the past six years, during which she led the day-to-day...

Common Health Questions

Should I worry about my cholesterol? Cholesterol is a necessary fat substance that helps our bodies build cells and make hormones. However, excess cholesterol can clog arteries and lead to heart disease. Elevated cholesterol can be caused by genetic history or diet -...

Boost Mental Health In Your Life

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It’s necessary in living a healthy and happy lifestyle, as it affects our thoughts, feelings, and reactions to life. Mental health helps us cope with stress, be physically healthy, foster good...

Health-Related Resolutions for 2022

Eat less fast food Consuming a lot of fast food can be detrimental to your health. While it’s nice in moderation, fast food can cause obesity, heart disease, and more. For a resolution, focus on eating less fast food and more whole foods –  including vegetables,...

Stay Healthy During the Flu Season

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. The best way to avoid sickness is to socially distance – at least 6 feet – from any sick people. When you are sick, protect others by maintaining social distance from those around you. If you feel sick, stay home from...

5 Tips for Healthy Eating During the Holidays

‘Tis the season for family, fun, and lots of calories. As the most indulgent season of the year, the holidays can be a struggle for some of us to stick to our healthy eating routine. Your body functions best when there’s a healthy balance of food. Check out these tips...

Changing kids’ lives – one book at a time

(EAGLE BUTTE, SD) After the closure of a local program that provided books for kids in northwest South Dakota, Horizon Health Care provider Alex Bachman-Williams, PA-C, made one small decision that grew to be a worldwide book-donating initiative. It all started with a...

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