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The Super Bowl is right around the corner, and if you’re like us, that means you’ll be getting together with family and friends to celebrate game day on Sunday. We haven’t made any plans yet, … more
Most people know that getting enough sleep is important for their health, but many do not realize that there are specific health benefits that come from getting a good night’s sleep. Getting enough … more
Family is everything. I grew up working our family farm and ranch with my parents and siblings. When my dad passed away, my siblings worked together to keep our family’s dreams alive. My greatest … more
“Hey DeAnn! C’mon, you have to help me with my Valentines.” My brother often tried to rope me into his projects, especially if the tasks were not exactly what he considered pleasant. He was a … more
February is Valentine’s month. We all look forward to receiving reminders from our family and friends that we are loved. I send my valentines to Loveland, Colo., and they are remailed with a … more
We all have heard the negatives about what we eat. Wally McRae could put it all in perspective. Here’s a good example.An ounce of preventionEggs'll give you fatty heart. Beef'll plug your veins. … more
I’m not a fan of the cold, and with temperatures not even getting into the double digits, I’m spending the majority of my time inside. Thankfully, I’ve found plenty to keep me busy. I have a … more
Recently, I received a mailing from my clinic reminding me it is time to schedule my annual preventative care physical. Apparently, doctors need to go to the doctor, too, even when they feel fine.  … more
This week, we welcomed the South Dakota State University football team to the South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre. On January 8th, the Jackrabbits brought home a Football Championship Subdivision … more
If you could make it, you didn’t buy it. It was the way of life back when we were growing up on the farm. I always figured it was a matter of economics. Making foods from scratch saved money, and … more
Do we take God’s grace for granted? Throughout history God could have passed judgement and justice on humankind, but by His grace, He didn’t. When God created Adam and Eve, God showed grace when … more
Pasta is one ingredient that I use often, but it can sometimes be tricky to get it done just right. The most common mistake is over- or undercooking pasta. I used to overcook my pasta, because I … more
I probably don't need to tell you about stress. We all face it. Today is a good day for a lesson on the subjectstressA young lady confidently walked around the room with a raised glass of water while … more
South Dakota’s economy has been thriving over the past few years, but even though our unemployment rate in 2022 was the lowest it’s been in our state’s history, we still have 23,000 open jobs … more
The books of the minor prophets from the Old Testament have long been a favorite of mine. It is fascinating to see how the problems and solutions that people experienced way back in the eighth and … more
Many, many years ago, when I was knee-high to a snowman, I loved blizzards. Blinding white flakes soaring past the classroom window? Unceasing arctic winds carving huge drifts over road, field and … more
This past weekend I attended a bridal show outside of Sioux Falls with my mom, my daughter Alyssa, and Alyssa’s friend. Sunday, I drove to Dell Rapids to pick up my mom, and then we picked up … more
When I was a young physician, we talked with almost religious zeal about the “Golden Hour.” Early on, this principally focused on the idea that within the first hour after an injury, a patient … more
MonstersA bit of levity today about a real "kid" issue: monsters under the bed! Ever since I was a child, I’ve always had a fear of someone under my bed at night. So, I went to a psychiatrist and … more
In a radio address to the nation on January 1st, 1983, President Reagan said that “New Year’s Day was an especially American tradition, full of the optimism and hope we’re famous for in our … more
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