Health

Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure Takes Over Downtown SF

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A sea of pink took over downtown Sioux Falls Sunday. With a group of Dakota Spirit cheerleaders encouraging them on, hundreds participated in the 10th annual Susan G Komen Race for the Cure. Participants had the…

CVS Pharmacy Limiting Opioid Prescriptions To Combat Epidemic

CVS is changing the way it dispenses powerful painkillers to help combat the nation’s opioid epidemic. Pharmacists will contact doctors if they see opioid prescriptions written for more than what is necessary. CVS will also limit opioid prescriptions to a…

Worries Of GOP Backlash Revive Party's Health Care Drive

WASHINGTON (AP) - A brew of political pressures is pumping fresh life into the last-gasp Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul. These include the party's increasingly impatient conservative base, incumbents' nightmares about primary challenges and wrathful presidential…

Pence Says White House 'All In' On Obamacare Repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration is "all in" on a last-ditch effort by Republicans to undermine former President Barack Obama's health care law. Pence was speaking to Republican senators at their weekly luncheon and…

Healthcare Officials Celebrate Simulation Week and Its Impact

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- This week health care professionals across the world are in the spotlight for Simulation Week. It’s designed to showcase the training professionals undergo to improve safety and efficiency in patient care. “They are life like, they are realistic,…

Iowa Official: 'Less Optimistic' About Future Of ACA Plan

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa official says he's less optimistic a proposal will be approved that would allow the state to shift money used for the Affordable Care Act. Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen told lawmakers Tuesday he's…

Sioux Falls Marathon Sees Record Attendance Numbers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Runners took over the streets in Sioux Falls Sunday for the 8th annual Sioux Falls Marathon. The race was a big one. More than 3,000 runners participated in either the full marathon, half marathon, or a…

7 Companies Interested In Testing Medical Marijuana

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Seven companies with experience in other states have expressed interest in testing medical marijuana in North Dakota. The response pleases state officials who were concerned about how much interest there would be among in-state labs that…

South Dakota Ambulance Services Struggle To Hire Staff

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) - Ambulance services in some South Dakota towns are struggling to recruit emergency medical technicians despite a new state law reducing the number of EMTs required to respond to calls. Ambulance services in Gregory, Burke and Bonesteel/Fairfax…

Minnesota Officials: Measles Outbreak Is Over; 79 Sickened

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota health officials say a measles outbreak that sickened 79 people is over. The outbreak that began April 11 was the largest measles outbreak in Minnesota since 1990. It affected mostly unvaccinated children in Minnesota's…

Avera Health Breaks Ground On New Sioux Falls Campus

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Earlier this year, Avera Health announced plans to build a 262,000 square foot campus at the intersection of 69th Street and Louise Avenue in Sioux Falls. Today, they celebrate the groundbreaking with construction on the $174M…

Discovery Of Bat Colony To Delay Start Of Iowa School

GEORGE, Iowa (AP) - The start of the school year at one northwestern Iowa school district has been delayed after a colony of bats was discovered in a second-floor high school office. George-Little Rock superintendent John Eyerly tells the Sioux…

Overdoses On The Road: Drugged Driving Rises As A Menace

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police and rescue crews say drivers overdosing on heroin and other drugs are driving up the number of car crashes. Authorities say people with addictions don't like to wait to get high, so they often shoot…

Number Of Sturgis Fatality Accidents Increases To 8

STURGIS, S.D. - With the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally coming to an end Sunday, South Dakota Highway Patrol is encouraging drivers to check their blind spots on the interstate, as motorcycle traffic will increase. There have been two fatal crashes near…

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