Author: KDLT Staff

Using Telemedicine to Help Keep Families Healthy

As e-health takes off, rural families said to be among those to benefit the most

Telemedicine is increasingly being used to connect physicians with patients, especially in the more rural areas of our state and region. And this time of year, the service can come in especially handy, as families try to figure out what’s really worth a trip to the doctor, or if the care you’re giving at home will provide the healing loved…

Newly Exposed Security Flaws in Your Phones

Three steps to take now as hardware fix isn't easy, or coming soon

There are big problems in the core hardware of Intel chips (and some chips from other manufacturers) that can only be fixed by buying new machines with the new chips, Chris Prendergast, Chief Strategy Officer with Click Rain, tells KDLT. The problem is, it may be awhile before manufacturers figure out how to fix the issue. “It’s going to take…

The Benefits of Braces as an Adult

If you've ever struggled to feel good about your smile, why now may be the time to revisit orthodontics

We typically associate braces with kids. But an increasing number of adults are signing up to revamp their smiles. And it’s not just about looks. Orthodontist Chris Wermerson outlines the benefits of straightening out your teeth and getting your smile assessed, at any age. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: adult smiles, braces, Chris Wermerson, orthodontics, orthodontist,…

How Being Unorganized Costs You

The one area of your home in particular where you're losing money by being disorganized

Lisa Soma of Organizing by Lisa outlines where she sees people commonly struggling to stay on top of things and offers insight as to how you might clear up the clutter. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: cleaning, clutter, Lisa Soma, organization

Cutest Carolers You’ll See This Season

Children from the Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire perform for local gatherings

“It is so fun to see everyone’s face light up when the kids are performing,” said Amy Sumner from the Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire. Sumner joined us in the KDLT Studios Thursday morning to talk about the club’s caroling program where children come and carol in exchange for a donation to the club. She says it’s a…

Nashville Recording Artist Headlines Hope Haven International Concert

Hear how the Sioux Falls-based international non-profit has impacted hundreds of thousands of lives

Nashville recording artist Jill Miller joined us in the KDLT studios ahead of an upcoming concert to benefit Hope Haven International. The international non-profit that aims, among other things, to increase mobility for those with disabilities across the globe. Hope Haven volunteers refurbish used and donated wheelchairs and prepare them for shipment overseas. A pediatric wheelchair, the KidChair, is manufactured new. To…

Stampede’s “Ugly Sweater” Jersey Actually Pretty Swanky

The design done by a local hockey fan is one you can actually get your hands on Saturday night

The Sioux Falls Stampede will host its 4th annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Night this Saturday night at the PREMIER Center. It is a fun night of giveaways, jerseys auctioned off, contests, and visits with Santa (not to mention hockey)! This year’s ugly sweater jersey design was created by Ryan Quam. The team will be wearing the jerseys during the game….

Improving the Nutritional Quality of Food at Area Pantries

Feeding South Dakota is part of nationwide effort to bring more fresh fruits and vegetables to the table

Food that is inexpensive and easy is often the least healthy for us. But these are the foods that often line the shelves at food banks nationwide because they last the longest. Because of this, a movement has been growing among food banks, including those throughout the Sioux Empire, to bring more nutritious foods into the mix. How that is…

Holiday Fashion Trends with J. Ella Boutique

Midwest fashion is often understated but this season is all about adding a little sparkle

From velvet leggings to fur lined accessories, accent jewelry, and glamorous sequined crop tops, you can’t go wrong with some fun combination of them this holiday season. Jael Thorpe of J.Ella Boutique in both Sioux Falls and Brookings shares what she sees as the overall fashion trends for the 2017 holiday season. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews…

4 Easy, Important Stretches to Save Your Back

Avoid the pain that plagues nearly 8 in 10 Americans with these easy moves

Greta Gildemeister with Great Life Fitness is back in the studio with some easy stretches you might do every morning before work to help ease, eliminate or prevent back pain. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: Great Life, Greta Gildemeister, Sioux Falls, stretching

Broadway Hits Take Stage at the Pavilion

An incredible line-up is set to perform in downtown Sioux Falls

From smaller, more local productions and regional shows that you love and recognize to long-standing classic touring Broadway hits, the shows pulling into town and performing at the Washington Pavilion are astounding. If you’ve not been downtown in awhile to view the line-up or have never been to a show in the classic theatre, now may be the time. We…

2018 Individual Health Insurance Marketplace Opens

CEO of Avera Health Plan recommends health care consumers decide quickly, but shop around before buying

Open enrollment for Obamacare 2018 starts this week but with major changes that could affect thousands in South Dakota. The enrollment period is shorter than in years past, there will be minor scheduled interruptions to the process, and plans may cost more than consumers were originally expecting given the President’s slashing of subsidies to providers. It all means that, on…