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September 14, 2020

How to Help Pediatric Patients Overcome Fear of Shots

Shots are never easy. Not even for us adults. But there is a way to help your kids get past their fear of shots and make them a little easier for both parent and child. If you work in patient care, you may have stories of kids hiding from the…

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September 14, 2020

Hegg Health Center Develops Labor & Delivery Program with Sioux Center Health

Hegg Health Center Develops Labor & Delivery Program with Sioux Center Health ROCK VALLEY – Hospital leadership, Dr. Denise Greene and Dr. Paul De Jong, are pleased to announce that Hegg Health Center has partnered with Sioux Center Health to continue to provide complete OB care for our patients. This…

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September 03, 2020

Stay Ahead of This Year’s Flu Season – Get Your Shot

When we face a big job, as a family, community or business, we all know the best way to do it well is to get out in front of it, break it down into manageable pieces and work on through until we’re finished. This fall, we’ll all face a big…

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Benefits of Resistive Strength Training Among the Eldery

Sarcopenia and loss of strength are known to occur with age. Sarcopenia is a condition characterized by loss of skeletal muscle mass and function. Sarcopenia presents a big public health concern to the aging population, as both the quality of life and the likelihood of age-associated declines in health status…

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Cholesterol and Your Heart

Cholesterol is a waxy substance. It’s not inherently “bad.” In fact, your body needs it to build cells. But too much cholesterol can pose a problem. Cholesterol comes from 2 sources:  Your liver produces cholesterol and foods we eat- animal foods have cholesterol.  These foods are often also high in…

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Benefits of Walking

Did you know that taking a simple walk can greatly improve your health? Whether you suffer from lower back pain, high cholesterol, or just sit a lot at work, taking a walk is a great way to start combating those health issues. The current physical activity guidelines recommend that older…

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