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Prairie Doc Perspective Week of June 16th, 2024

"Prescriptions for Parks"

Doctors write prescriptions for medications all the time. However, have you ever heard of a doctor prescribing a walk in the park? While this prescription will not fit in a bottle, it can pack some powerful health benefits. It may sound strange, but doctors actually can prescribe time outdoors to their patients with the help of a national program, ParkRx.org. This free online program can help a patient track their outdoor activity and discuss more outdoor exercise options with their doctor.

In South Dakota, health care providers can contact the Department of Health to get a "Park Prescription"...

 

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