Health

A Christmas Miracle in the Hospital

SIOUX FALLS - Isabella Mars entered the world on October 28th, 2017, although no one was expecting her before February. The first child for the Mars family, her mother Bridget’s water broke at…

Chickenpox Cases Grow In Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota health officials say there's an increase in the number of chickenpox cases this year. Department of Health spokesman Doug Schultz says nearly 400 cases have been reported, the highest number since 2013 when about…

December-February Peak Flu Season Months

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. --- The flu season is among us as December through February are peak illness months. This season has already seen record outbreaks nationwide but how does South Dakota measure up? “Here in Sioux Falls we have not seen…

Patients May Pay For On-Scene Care In Western Iowa

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Emergency medical technicians might charge patients who receive on-scene care but don't require transportation to the hospital in a western Iowa city next year. The Sioux City Council will vote Monday on a proposal to…

FDA Approves Diabetes Drug That Also Helps With Weight Loss

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - U.S. regulators have approved a new diabetes drug that reduces blood sugar levels and also helps people lose weight. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the once-a-week shot for people with Type 2 diabetes.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Nutrition Assistant

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.…

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…

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…

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,…

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