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Sioux Falls Family Races Clock Against Daughter’s Rare Disease

Sioux Falls Family Races Clock Against Daughter's Rare Disease

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A Sioux Falls family is up against the clock raising money to find a cure for a rare genetic disease. Friedreich’s Ataxia or FA for short has no cure or treatment. It’s a protein deficiency that attacks nerve and heart cells. About 4,000  people have FA nationwide. Patients typically require a wheelchair before graduating high school and suffer…

Autism, Sleep Apnea Added As Medical Pot Qualifiers

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota health officials say they’re adding autism spectrum disorders and obstructive sleep apnea as conditions that qualify for medical marijuana. Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger says there is increasing evidence that medical marijuana can help people with severe autism or obstructive apnea. The state health department takes public input each year on conditions that might be…

Regional Health Plans New Health Campus Serving Spearfish

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) – A Rapid-City based health system is fundraising to build a more than $100 million new health care campus to serve the Spearfish area. Regional Health’s announcement comes after a 40-acre land donation from a Spearfish company planning a 700-acre residential and retail development. With the land donation, Regional Health embarked on a fundraising campaign with a…

SF Woman Starts Project To Help Homeless Women

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Experts say the average age of a homeless person in Sioux Falls is eight years old. These are children who typically have parents in need. A Sioux Falls woman is hoping to ease some of their burdens specifically moms by giving them basic necessities they often lack. “You can help a person retain their dignity by them having…

Experts Urge Cooks To Remember Food Safety On Thanksgiving

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Experts say it’s important to remember food safety on Thanksgiving. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that one in six Americans will become ill from a foodborne illness this year. Of those, 128,000 will be hospitalized and 3,000 will die. The traditional main course at Thanksgiving, turkey, can contain salmonella and campylobacter bacteria…

Self-Harm Climbs Among Young Girls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Drug overdoses, cutting and other types of self-injury have substantially increased nationwide among girls. That’s according to a new study released today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Experts in Sioux Falls aren’t surprised by these findings. They say the number of teenagers in counseling continues to rise, and cell phones may be the…

What You May Need To Know When Cooking For Family This Thanksgiving

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – James is six-years-old. Like a lot of kindergarteners, he loves to play with trains, play outside, and spend time at his grandmother’s house. When James was a baby, his mother says he was experiencing health problems. After years of suspicion, a doctor in Minnesota diagnosed him with celiac disease last year. “I just, I knew,” said…

E.coli Found in Big Sioux River and Skunk Creek Pose Public Health Risk

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Environmentalists are warning Sioux Empire residents of a harmful bacteria that was recently found in the Big Sioux River and Skunk Creek, but the city of Sioux Falls say this news shouldn’t stress people out. The water may look clean and fresh, but it’s definitely something that isn’t drinkable. Just recently, new research came out saying the…

State Confirms Bovine TB In Another South Dakota Beef Herd

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Authorities have confirmed bovine tuberculosis in another South Dakota beef herd. State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven said Friday that inspectors found an infected cow during routine inspections at a Texas slaughterhouse last month. Records linked that cow to a beef herd in Tripp County of southwestern South Dakota. Tests found additional infected animals in the herd. The…

Sanford Pledges $5M For Regional Science Education Center

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Sanford Health has pledged $5 million to Northern State University for a regional science education center. The gift includes a $500,000 scholarship endowment for students and a $200,000 faculty development endowment. The Aberdeen university says the gift should help advance education and research opportunities for the entire region. Construction on the science center is to begin…

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Popping Up in Sioux Empire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A highly contagious and common children’s disease is starting to appear around the Sioux Empire, but doctors say there is a way for parents to reduce the risk of their child getting hand, foot, and mouth disease. It’s not pretty and it’s not fun. Sores and rashes around kids’ mouths and feet. Hand, foot and mouth disease…

Nutrition Assistant

Madison Regional Health System

Full-time Nutrition Assistant in the Dietary Department. Position includes food prep, assist cook to prepare trays for patients, restock buffet line, cash register, assist customers, wash dishes, assist patient/customers etc. Rotating hours to include day, evening, weekend, and holiday hours. Competitive salary and benefits package. Job Requirements Full-time Nutrition Assistant in the Dietary Department. Position includes food prep, assist cook…

Sanford Health Invests In German Hospital

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sanford Health has made its first investment in an international hospital. The health system’s German subsidiary has acquired a minority interest in ISAR Klinik II AG, which includes a hospital in Munich, Germany. Sanford Health CEP Kelby Krabbenhoft says the investment is a significant step in its goal to advance health care around the world….

Reservation Hospital Pulled From Federal Medicare Program

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – Recent documents show that the government’s decision to cut off Medicare and Medicaid payments to an Indian Health Service hospital in South Dakota was motivated by the case of a patient who the government says died after an inaccurate assessment. A review by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says Pine Ridge Hospital inaccurately…

Hurricane Damage In Puerto Rico Affecting Health Care Industry

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Health care providers nationwide are concerned about a shortage of IV bag solution. One of the major manufacturers of the saline solution, Baxter, is located in Puerto Rico where Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc more than one month ago. The company suffered minimal damage, but did lose multiple production days, disrupting their shipments. That includes shipments that…

South Dakota IHS Hospital To Lose Medicare, Medicaid Money

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The Indian Health Service says a South Dakota reservation hospital has been notified that it will no longer be able to bill the government for services provided to those eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. IHS, the agency that administers the hospital on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, announced Friday in a statement that the Centers…

Vice President, Marketing

Responsible for overseeing the planning, development and execution of the organization’s marketing and advertising initiatives. Ensures the organization’s message is distributed across channels and to targeted audiences in order to meet marketing objectives. Provide support in the areas of marketing strategy and management for the overall organization. Develop and implement the annual marketing plan and the strategies, tactics and resources…