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Topics include eating disorders, use of supplements, sports injuries, diabetes, and more

 Circle color logoThe public is invited to a Circle of Support session on Thursday, January 23, from 6:30-8pm at Prairie Winds Event Center in Orange City. The focus of this program is “Teen Health & Wellness.” Presenters include Kara DeGroot, nurse practitioner at Orange City Area Health System; Olivia Chapman, diabetes care coordinator at Orange City Area Health System; and Dan Foreman, physical therapist with Therapeutic Health Services. They will discuss sports physicals; the “female triad” (eating disorders, amenorrhaea or cessation of menstruation, and decreased bone mineral density, which is seen in female teen athletes); the controversial use of supplements; signs and symptoms of diabetes in youth; teen diet and wellness; signs and symptoms of concussions; and sports injury and prevention. The host for the evening is Therapeutic Health Services. The program is offered free, and anyone involved with youth is encouraged to attend. No pre-registration is required. Circle of Support is a collaborative series of sessions revolving around the critical cultural issues impacting our youth today, and is sponsored by Orange City Area Health System, the MOCHA Kiwanis Club, Community Health Partners, Compass Pointe, and Creative Living Center. For more information, contact Lisa Burg, OCAHS Public Relations, at 737-5367.

Orange City Area Health System’s family practice clinics in Hospers, Paullina, and Orange City will close at NOON on December 24 and December 31, and will be closed ALL DAY on December 25 and January 1. To schedule an appointment or with questions call the health system main campus at 712-737-2000.

Tree of Love event provides Christmas cheer

KTIV Tree of LoveResidents at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City were treated to one of KTIV’s “Tree of Love” parties on Thursday, December 12. KTIV news anchors Matt Breen and Sheila Brummer were joined by Santa, leading the group in singing Christmas carols and sharing some holiday treats. Orange City Ambassadors helped pass out gifts from the Tree of Love, which had been housed in the Orange City Chamber office for area residents and businesses to choose a gift for each of the Prairie Ridge residents. “We are so grateful to the Chamber and  all who participated in the ‘Tree of Love’ gift giving for our residents at Prairie Ridge Care Center,” said Char Ten Clay, Prairie Ridge Administrator. “Special thanks to KTIV and Mike Hofman (Chamber Executive Director) for arranging the event and to Mike for stepping in to be Santa Claus!” Char added, “We’re so fortunate to be part of such a caring, supportive community.” Prairie Ridge Care Center is northwest Iowa’s newest home for seniors, owned and operated by Orange City Area Health System.