Posted on December 03, 2021Eating healthy can be tough. Let’s be real. Not everyone has the time to set a proper eating schedule, prepare meals, or count their calorie/nutrient intake. These days, everything is on the go. Even health. To make up for improper eating, many of us get a quick fix on necessary nutrients through vitamins.
Posted on November 19, 2021It’s that time of year again. Do you sense it? The crunching leaves beneath your feet. The crisp cool air that always makes your throat slightly dry. The north wind that sends chills down your spine. That unceasing sound of sniffling noses that plagues the airwaves with coughs not far behind. That all-too-common fatigue that follows. Those chills that grow so intense that your muscles start to ache. And like the whipped cream on your hot coca going bad, your head spirals with a fever.
Posted on November 09, 2021It’s the day of the big football game with two minutes left in the Fourth Quarter. You’re the star quarterback and the crowd hypes you up as you make your way onto the field. The score is tied 14-14. Both teams are in their starting positions. You brace behind your center, who is ready to snap you the ball. You yell, “HUT!”, and the ball flies into your hands. Your eyes dart around the field searching for the next open player – WHAM!
Posted on October 29, 2021It was late composer and alto saxophonist Leon Konitz who once said, “I wish that person outside would stop coughing.” He was responding to a concert attendee whose cough was so loud that you could hear it outside the concert venue - over his performance. While some find coughing annoying, others shrug it off like its white noise. Some even get startled and scared by how sporadic coughing can be. These days, in the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s usually the latter – but for an entirely different reason.
Posted on October 07, 2021The world has changed. You wake up, you get dressed, put your shoes on, and you hit a wall. Not literally. We have a different blog for that. This wall stops you dead in your tracks and forces you to ask “what can I do even do today?”
Posted on August 19, 2021It has been a crazy year filled with ups and downs. Be sure to know what to do and how to better prepare for physical activity after the pandemic.
Posted on April 01, 2021It’s been a full year of lockdowns, shutdowns, quarantines, masks, social distancing, and a lot of hand sanitizer. Know what to do and how to better prepare for traveling during COVID-19.
Posted on December 22, 2020A healthy body temperature often fluctuates throughout the day, but there are certain thresholds you don’t want to pass. If you do, you’re entering into fever territory.
Posted on November 24, 2020The last thing you’ll want to deal with this season is the flu. And odds are… you’ll catch it if you don’t do something about it.
Posted on November 12, 2020The common cold, influenza and the stomach flu. We’ll show you how to treat and avoid these illnesses, so your season can be merry and bright.
Posted on October 27, 2020Misinformation about the flu can be almost as dangerous as the flu itself: the flu can be fatal for people with compromised immune systems, or the very young, or the very old.
Posted on October 21, 2020Because of the wide variety of symptoms, it’s easy to mistake allergies for COVID-19 (or vice versa). We’re here to squash any doubt about these two ailments.
Posted on September 29, 2020The cold and flu season will be here before we know it but because of the global pandemic, here are ways to prepare for the upcoming cold and flu season.
Posted on September 18, 2020Colds and allergies produce many of the same symptoms – this is why they are often misdiagnosed. Learn how to know which is which.
Posted on September 01, 2020There’re two types of people on earth… those with backpain and those without. Don’t take your back pain lightly.
Posted on August 25, 2020Fall is just around the corner which means it’s important to learn about common injuries and how to prevent them, including ankle injuries.
Posted on August 20, 2020Have you ever been outside for such a long period of time that you actually started to feel sick? Then you've probably experienced a heatstroke.
Posted on August 06, 2020It’s important to be prepared for any kind of threat. Sprains, bruises, bites and stings, in particular, are very common summertime injuries.
Posted on June 30, 2020Here are the three most common myths associated with COVID-19.
Posted on June 25, 2020Here are 5 tips on how to better sanitize yourself and your home against viruses and bacteria.
Posted on May 29, 2020It doesn’t help that common sickness symptoms are similar to the coronavirus symptoms. We’ll go over the differences between the coronavirus, the common cold and seasonal allergies.
Posted on May 19, 2020Knowing how viruses work can be of extreme value and help you take the appropriate precautions in order to keep you and your family safe.
Posted on May 11, 2020As a healthcare provider, we wanted to offer up our advice to keep you and your family, friends and neighbors safe from COVID-19.
Posted on January 15, 2020Learn the differences among aches, pains and inflammations and your treatment options for aches, pains & inflammations.
Posted on January 02, 2020More than 220,000 people were treated at hospitals, doctors’ offices and emergency rooms for injuries related to winter sports in 2017. Learn how to be safe out there!
Posted on December 19, 2019Enjoy your holidays with these useful kitchen safety tips.
Posted on December 12, 2019If you think you could benefit from a lab test, due to your family’s history, your lifestyle or the environment in which you’re living, don’t put it off.
Posted on November 18, 2019The seasonal flu virus spreads effortlessly from person to person and here’s why we tend to get sick when the seasons change.
Posted on October 07, 2019Whether you’re off-roading in the mountains, going on a family trip to the beach or prepping for the winter, having a well-stocked first-aid kit can be extraordinarily useful.
Posted on September 30, 2019Before the flu spreads this season, make sure you’re well-versed on why you should get the flu shot.
Posted on August 29, 2019Summer is ending and the back to school season is here. That is why it’s important to learn and combat the dangers of meningitis, a disease that can affect anyone at any time.
Posted on August 22, 2019About 56.6 million students will attend school in the United States this fall, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. That’s a lot of kids… and a lot of germs. Schools should be a place of education and personal growth.
Posted on July 25, 2019When done properly, exercise is a great way to stay healthy. Whether you work out every day or are a weekend warrior of the sports world, you need to be aware of what injuries could arise.
Posted on July 25, 2019Summer is a time for outdoor fun and games both on land and on the water. Boat rides are a summertime favorite of many people. But how do you know you’re ready for a safe day of boating? Most people know that sunscreen is a must, but there are a few more
Posted on July 17, 2019It’s no secret that regular physical activity can have a dramatic impact on your overall health, but living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t stop there. Another major component of the health equation is the food (fuel) you put into your body.
Posted on July 17, 2019Summer is well under way, which means many people are swapping the extra jacket in their bags for a bottle of sunscreen and a can of bug spray. The sunscreen will help you avoid a nasty sunburn, but the bug spray is the real summertime MVP.
Posted on July 15, 2019Are you ready? This could be the most important article you ever read. Nobody likes being sick but sometimes—despite our regular use of hand sanitizer and our artful avoidance of uncovered sneezes—we wind up getting sick anyway.
Posted on May 15, 2019Dr. Syed Shah is an FACP, Internal Medicine Certified physician who works closely with Sioux Falls Urgent Care and uses his years of specialty experience to provide patients with individualized care.
Posted on May 14, 2019Read on to learn more about the measles and how to protect yourself and your family.
Posted on April 30, 2019We’re all human and, with that, come everyday cuts and scrapes. Whether you slip cutting vegetables in the kitchen, catch your arm on a nail in the garage or trip and scrape your knee, it can be tough to determine how serious the cut is and whether or not it will require stitches.
Posted on April 03, 2019“Urgent Care” versus “Acute Care,” what’s the difference? The answer is simple: there isn’t one! These are two different names for the same type of clinic.
Posted on March 25, 2019We’ve all been there: you wake up, you feel awful, but you aren’t sure how serious your sickness is. Do you have a cough? Fever? Shortness of breath? Ifso, you may be dealing with pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs that can become se
Posted on February 08, 2019Pertussis, often referred to as “whooping cough,” is a severe, but easily preventable, bacterial infection of the upper respiratory system. The infection is extremely contagious, spreading from person to person through coughing and sneezing.
Posted on December 27, 2018Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital mourns the passing of former associate, Dr. Vaughn Meyer, and offers condolences to the Meyer family and friends.
Posted on December 11, 2018The holiday season is one of the happiest times of the year. With the combination of friends, family and fun bringing up the mood, the last thing you want is an unexpected visit to the hospital or weeks of sickness following the season’s festivities.
Posted on December 04, 2018Growing up, you may have heard people refer to bronchitis as a “chest cold.” This is because bronchitis is characterized as inflammation in the lungs, which causes chest discomfort and has similar symptoms to viral illnesses.
Posted on November 15, 2018A fresh layer of fallen snow is a beautiful sight to behold, but it can also pose a serious risk to your health if you don’t take the proper precautions. Learn more about how to protect your health while shoveling snow this with this safe shoveling checklist.
Posted on November 08, 2018Strep throat is a bacterial infection that is common in children but can affect people at any age. While the infection is usually harmless, in extreme cases, it can lead to complications such as rheumatic fever, ear infections, sinusitis and scarlet fever.
Posted on October 18, 2018You don’t know what’s wrong, but you know it hurts. This is the case for many people who suffer from sprained and broken joints. Without the proper training, it’s difficult to know for sure, so we’ve provided 5 signs to help you figure out what’s wrong qui
Posted on October 12, 2018An earache is an awful thing to endure. At Urgent Care, we understand that ear pain can be unrelenting and often makes it nearly impossible to focus. We’ve compiled a list of 6 possible causes for ear pain to help you understand your earache, take steps to
Posted on September 20, 2018Is it the flu or a stomach bug? The two can be similar, but vomiting doesn’t necessarily mean you have the flu. It’s impossible for sure whether you have the flu from symptoms alone. Check out our list of common flu symptoms below to know whether or not yo
Posted on September 13, 2018Have you ever been told to “walk it off” after suffering from a foot or ankle injury? Ignoring injuries this complex and critical part of your body can lead to complications, chronic pain, and immobility. Check out our list of 5 ankle and foot injures you
Posted on August 23, 2018The school year is here! With it comes to class, homework, and after-school sports. Has your child gotten their sports physical yet? If not, we’ve got a list of things to expect so you don’t get blindsided going into this year’s sports physical.
Posted on August 09, 2018It’s that time of year again. Many families schedule their children’s physicals before the kids head back to school, but—with school physicals being so infrequent—it can be hard to remember exactly what to expect.
Posted on August 01, 2018Whether you pulled something at the gym, overdid it working on the yard, or simply woke up one morning stiff and sore – back pain has many potential causes. Many people try to “tough it out,” but there’s no reason to let back pain keep you from enjoying life.
Posted on June 28, 2018We’ve all been there – an unexpected fall, a high fever, maybe an ache or pain that leaves us worried and wanting to see a doctor immediately. But it’s after normal office hours. What to do?
Posted on June 15, 2018School is out, the sun is shining, outdoor fun is in full swing … and so is the summer injury and illness season.
Posted on June 13, 2018Urgent cares can be convenient when young children come down with minor illnesses, infections, sprains and strains. Ready to make your visit as smooth as possible?
Posted on May 18, 2018The stomach flu and food poisoning share nearly identical symptoms. The key to knowing which one you’re dealing with is understanding how each condition is different.
Posted on May 18, 2018From sprains and colds to imaging and blood tests, learn more about the benefits of Urgent Care - and how to find the right fit for your needs.
Posted on November 18, 2017Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital is happy to announce the December 4th opening of Sioux Falls Urgent Care, a brand new urgent care facility at 7600 S. Minnesota Avenue (85th St. & Minnesota Ave.).
Posted on December 06, 2016WorkFORCE Occupational Health and Medical Services, a division of Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital, is pleased to announce the opening of its second location in Sioux Falls at 4928 N. Cliff Ave.
Posted on November 15, 2016Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital is proud to announce that Midwest Pain Centers was recently named a winner of the 2015/2016 National APEX Quality Award by SPH Analytics (SPHA).
Posted on September 29, 2016Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital is proud to announce that it has purchased Prairie States Surgical Center, an independent Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) located at 2910 E. 26th Street in Sioux Falls.