Dr. David Basel with Avera Health says they are continuing to see more cases of COVID-19 that are directly connected to the Delta variant. He also says the overwhelming number of new cases they are seeing are in patients who are unvaccinated.
With September 5 beginning a national week of awareness for suicide prevention, Avera psychiatrist Dr. Matt Stanley discussed why this year is particularly important to have the right conversations before it’s too late.
ota News Now sat down with Avera Medical Group Dr. David Basel to talk about all of this week's developing COVID-19 news including booster shots, vaccination mandates, and the increasing number of cases.
Health experts say they are seeing a rise in RSV cases in South Dakota, which is unusual for this time of year. Avera Pediatrician, Dr. Kara Bruning has more info on what people need to be aware of with this virus.
When it comes to health and fitness, we all need something different. What works for one person may not work for others. So a type of equipment available through Avera Health is helping people customize their own health plan.
When you think of an athlete, you probably think of them working hard during a game. But one high school volleyball player has had to work hard off the court recently. And Avera Health is helping her make the most out of that effort.
When you think of arthritis, the hand and wrist usually come to mind. However, arthritis can also occur in the foot and cause folks a lot of pain to walk. One Sioux Falls woman is now pain-free after undergoing surgery through Avera Orthopedics.
May is National Stroke Awareness Month. It’s a good time to learn about the signs of stroke and prevention. So a Sioux Falls man is sharing his experience of having two strokes in hopes of helping others.
Some athletes who tested positive for COVID-19 are now finding that they are still battling the long-term effects of the virus. One Aberdeen man is using his own experience to help guide athletes back to success.
A Centerville man is urging others tonight to make health a top priority. After getting a preventative screening at the Avera Heart Hospital. A scan revealed an unexpected health issue that was caught just in time.
The pandemic has affected many people’s usual routines. And some have found they’ve packed on quarantine weight because of it. Staff at Avera McKennan Fitness Center are helping folks get back on track.
That 20 to 24 age group is one of the highest rates and probably the highest rate per thousand of cases and then the 25 to 30 and 15 to 20, being those next highest rates, and so it really does seem like it’s spreading in a reservoir of infection in those younger age groups which is concerning because it’s also the lowest percentage of those that are immunized.
More healthcare workers are always needed. So Avera Health is giving Sioux Falls high schoolers an opportunity to explore a possible career working in a hospital. The program is called the Avera Academy.