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Diabetes Often Goes Undiagnosed

It is estimated that 23 percent of all diabetics in the United States are undiagnosed. That population is at risk for a number of complications associated with diabetes. Horizon Health Care encourages everyone to keep their regular wellness checkups and screenings....

With School Started, It’s Time to Schedule Your Primary Care Visit

(HOWARD, SD) The school year is in full swing. And with that milestone as a reminder, it’s a great time to schedule an annual primary care wellness visit for both you and your adolescent. “For families, September marks one of the busiest times of the year with school,...

Stress and Self-Care

Life is hard. No one would argue with that. It can be very stressful at times - even overwhelming - but with the right self-care, it is possible to replace anxiety and stress with relaxation. You might not be able to change what is stressing you out, but you can...

Horizon Clinic helps Myanmar family find treatment for 5-year-old son

When you meet Saw Joseph Naykaw Kankanyaw, it’s hard to believe you aren’t looking at a healthy, normal five-year-old boy. His grin is infectious and given an opening he’ll show you his dance moves. Joseph’s exuberant personality doesn’t reflect that he’s been...

Tick Checking 101

Tickborne diseases are on the rise, particularly in the spring, summer, and early fall when ticks are most active. Between the 7 species of ticks, they carry at least 13 diseases to humans in the United States, including Lyme disease. Checking yourself for ticks and...

Eating From the Rainbow

Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants that improve the health of your body and lower risk of disease. Depending on the different pigments used in certain fruits or vegetables, they can be linked to higher levels of nutrients and...

Long-time Bison provider to transfer to Plankinton

(BISON, SD) The transition of Dan Kvale, PA-C, to the Aurora County Community Health Center in Plankinton, South Dakota, marks the end of an era for his Bison patients. It will not mark the end of quality care for the Bison Community. His last day at the Bison...

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...

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