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Breast Cancer Doctor

A New Local Treatment Option for Breast Cancer Patients 🎗

Spring 2023

With breast conserving surgery at Brookings Health System, early-stage breast cancer patients have one less medical treatment far from home.

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Prevention is Key: Why Colonoscopies are Vital for Your Health

Spring 2023

The American Cancer Society recommends adults start regular screening for colorectal cancer at age 45, or earlier if they have a family history of the disease.

Occupational Therapist with Patient

What is Occupational Therapy?

Spring 2023

Occupational therapy (OT) is a healthcare profession that focuses on helping individuals with disabilities or illnesses achieve their goals.

Brookings Health Volunteer

Volunteer for Health

Spring 2023

Brookings Health System offers several opportunities for community members to volunteer and give back.

ER patient getting an arm X-ray

When is it Time to go to the ER?

Winter 2022

It’s common knowledge to head to the closest emergency department when you face a life-threatening condition such as a heart attack, stroke or major trauma. Emergency rooms provide the quickest and most comprehensive medical solution in those situations.

ED Entrance

Medical Excellence in an Emergency

Winter 2022

Brookings Health’s emergency department serves as the frontline of the Top 20 Rural Community Hospital experience for many patients who stay in Brookings Hospital.


Stepping to the Penguin Shuffle

Winter 2022

By living on the ice, penguins have adapted to walking in slippery, snowy conditions. As humans in South Dakota, each winter when temperatures dip, we need to readapt our own outdoor walking style.

Dr. Nephi Jones and Dr. Ryan Prusa

A Promising Solution for Foot & Ankle Conditions

Fall 2022

Painful foot and ankle conditions impact a person’s way of life. Local podiatrists Dr. Nephi Jones and Dr. Ryan Prusa will collaborate to provide advanced surgical procedures to help patients find relief.

Woman having abdominal pain

Are You at Risk for Gallstones?

Fall 2022

Gallstones affect 10 to 15 percent of the U.S. population. The solid, pebble-like masses do not go away on their own. When they start to hurt or cause symptoms, in 80 percent of cases, it’s time for gallbladder surgery.


What You Need to Know About Monkeypox

Fall 2022

In August the monkeypox outbreak was declared a public health emergency in the U.S. We explain how the virus spreads, symptoms to look out for, and what you should do if you contract the virus.