Health

Feds: Apnea Testing Could Have Prevented Crashes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal investigators are blaming a lack of required testing for sleep apnea for recent train accidents in New York and New Jersey that killed one person and injured more than 200. The National Transportation Safety Board released a…

Heart Disease: Deadly Across Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Experts say it’s the number one killer of men and women in South Dakota, claiming lives every single day. We’re talking about heart disease. Heart disease is a…

New Rehabilitation Unit Added at the Avera Prairie Center

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. --- A Sioux Falls health system now has more to offer patients struggling with life-changing injuries and diseases. Open space on the 5th floor at the Avera Prairie Center is now a new rehabilitation unit. It features a…

Iowa Department Reports Norovirus Outbreaks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Department of Public Health says it's received numerous reports of norovirus illnesses in the past few weeks. Norovirus cases occur all year but are usually higher in the colder months because people are…

Giving Guests A Great Superbowl Spread

Superbowl Sunday is this weekend, and if you're feeding family and friends but stuck on what to serve, you're in luck! Chef Scott Teal stopped in to talk with KDLT's Carleen Wild and Simon Floss and offer these great tips…

Concussion Safety in Youth Football

Sioux Falls, S.D.- With the Super Bowl coming up this weekend and registration for youth football around the corner, parents in the Sioux Empire have a big decision coming up. "The game…

Pharmaceutical Firms Give $305K To Oppose Drug Price Cap

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Two pharmaceutical companies have contributed a combined $305,000 to oppose a potential South Dakota ballot measure that would cap the amount state agencies could pay for prescription drugs. South Dakotans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue…

New Ambulance Services Come to Harrisburg and Tea

HARRISBURG, S.D.  - Every minute counts when an ambulance is racing to save a patient's life. Thanks to a new ambulance provider in Harrisburg, the response time should be a lot faster. Paramedics Plus cut the ribbon to a new facility…

$10M Expansion Project Wrapping Up At Sturgis Hospital

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) - Construction of Sturgis Regional Hospital's $10.2 million expansion project is down to the final days, with crews adding finishing touches in expectation of opening next month. The project that began in October 2016 adds 20,000 square…

Fit Chic's Best Foods For Weight Loss

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - If you're trying to lose weight, and are still struggling to do so, have you done a gut check on what, and how much you're eating?…

Red Cross Blood Supply at Critical Levels

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The American Red Cross provides blood for patients in approximately 2,600 hospitals across the U.S. The organization works to keep blood on the shelves for trauma and emergency situations. But this winter, their blood supply is…

Sanford Health Expands Healthcare Services Globally

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sanford Health is expanding their healthcare services on a global level. CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft announced today Sanford Health will begin services to a number of countries around the world. The expansion will help health care locations…

School Rallies Behind Sick Teacher

Waverly, S.D.- "Someone goes down, something happens to someone.  And the snap of a finger, everyone's together to make it right, and help that person get back on their feet," says…

Hospital Groups Creating Company To Make Cheap Generic Drugs

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high medicine prices: creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs. The plan, announced Thursday, follows years of shortages of generic injected…

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