Health

The “Dos” and “Dont’s” in the Kitchen

SIOUX FALLS, SD-  It’s easy to forget the basic rules of cooking when you’re really hungry, but that comes at a risky cost. “I would say smell and taste are going to be the best biggest things. But that’s not always the best indicator as well. If when in doubt, throw it.”  Dietician, Tiffany Krogstad from Sanford Health says there…

Help Through Horsepower

SIOUX FALLS, SD —  Ericka Williams is four years old, and she loves to rise horses.  But living life like most four year olds doesn’t come without some challenges. At birth, Ericka suffered a stroke which has led to a weakness on the right side of her body along with other health challenges. “She’s got some muscle tightness and just…

Some Ritz Products Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

UNDATED – The maker of Ritz Crackers is voluntarily recalling some of its products because of the risk of salmonella. Mondelez Global says it’s recalling 16 varieties of Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products in the U.S. The products contain whey powder, which its supplier has recalled due to the potential presence of salmonella. Mondelez states no illnesses have…

Baltimore Bans Sodas from City Restaurants

BALTIMORE – A new ordinance in Baltimore bars city restaurants from including sodas and other sugary drinks on kids’ menus. Baltimore’s health department says the measure went into effect Wednesday. Water, milk and 100 percent fruit juices must now be the default beverage choices for kids’ meals at city eateries. Children can still drink soda at city restaurants if an…

Hy-Vee Recalling Spring Pasta Salad

Reported illnesses in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa & Nebraska

Hy-Vee is recalling containers of its spring pasta salad because it may be contaminated with salmonella. About 20 people in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska have become sick after eating the salad.  The recall affects Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad in one pound and three pound clear plastic containers.  They were sold between June 1 and July 13.  Customers should…

FDA plans to ease OTC approvals for some prescription drugs

The Food and Drug Administration wants to make it easier for some common medicines to be sold without a prescription. The agency proposed new guidelines Tuesday for drugmakers who want to switch prescription drugs to over the counter. In a statement, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said the agency is evaluating ways to make sure patients don’t take an inappropriate…

Out and About with Addie: Week of July 16

  What a fun series of events to celebrate mid-summer here in the Sioux Empire. Everything you need to know for those flying solo or with friends to those who can’t wait to get out with the family, Addie Graham-Kramer, president of The Event Company has details for you! Wednesday, July 18, 2018 – 25th Annual Hot Summer Nites, Sioux Falls …

“Yogis” are taking over the Sioux Empire

SIOUX FALLS, SD-  Yoga is all about finding your center, but what if that center included beer?  Now before you get too excited, you have to earn a cold brew by completing a yoga class. You’re probably thinking, “Yoga, yeah right.”  But that’s the point of being in a brewery.  Yoga Instructor, Jeri Light believes the beer will make anyone…

McDonald’s removing salads from 3,000 stores after illness

CHICAGO (AP) – McDonald’s is stopping the sale of salads at 3,000 restaurants after people became sick from a parasite causing intestinal illness. The Chicago-based fast-food chain said Friday it’s acting “out of an abundance of caution” until switching to another supplier. Health officials in Illinois and Iowa say they’ve identified roughly 100 combined cases of cyclosporiasis apparently linked to…

Iowa health officials looking into rise in parasitic illness

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa health officials are investigating an increase in people becoming sick from the parasite Clycospora. The Iowa Department of Public Health issued a news release Thursday saying the illnesses appear to be connected to consumption of salads from McDonald’s restaurants. The department says the Illinois Department of Public Health has noted a similar increase in…

Someone You Should Know: K-BACK FM’s ‘Crash’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – His is a voice you should know, ‘Crash’ from K-BACK FM has been on the air for decades but if you haven’t seen him in a while you might not recognize him. ‘Crash’ has recently placed an importance on his health after two years ago, he nearly lost his life. “I was on the air June…

Posture, Pain & Playing Golf

Improve your golf game at the gym

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The sport of golf can be a real pain.  Yes, it’s frustrating to hit a bad shot.  But, it can also take an actual, physical toll. There’s a way to address that issue and it’s largely inspired by professional golfers who are changing the game by what they’re doing off the course. “Explosive lifting and muscles…

How To Ditch Swimmer’s Itch

HARTFORD, S.D. – With the warmer weather on the way, it’s a great time to go for a swim. However, you may want to be careful. The Department of Natural Resources says swimmer’s itch is in parts of the Midwest, like Northwestern Iowa. It’s a beautiful day at Wall Lake – the perfect, sunny day to take your grandchildren out…

Lake Alvin Swimming Beach Closed Due to Unsafe Levels of Bacteria

HARRISBURG, S.D. – The swimming beach at Lake Alvin has been closed until further notice. Routine testing of the water turned up unhealthy levels of bacteria. The water has been deemed not safe for swimming, however, fishing is still allowed. The park supervisor says higher level of contaminants are usually registered in the water following heavy rainfall. The water will…