Health

Could Your Loved One Be Suicidal? Here Are The Warning Signs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In the wake of multiple celebrity suicides this week, mental health is again taking center stage. Officials with The Helpline Center in Sioux Falls say the news shows that mental health issues can affect anyone. ”Everybody has pain in their and even though there’s somebody famous and it looks on the surface that everything’s going great, I…

Auditor to review Iowa’s privatized Medicaid costs

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa’s auditor says her office will review the state’s claims of savings under its privatized Medicaid program. State Auditor Mary Mosiman confirmed the move in a statement Thursday night. She didn’t provide details on the scope of the review but says any findings will be released publicly. Mosiman says the review is in response to…

School Zone: Ninja Warrior Camp

Kids learn life skills through fun activities

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The end of the school year means the beginning of summer camp season. Embrace Church in Sioux Falls is hosting a ‘Ninja Warrior Camp’ open to kids from kindergarten to fifth grade and their parents on Saturday, June 9th at Terrace Park. The event will build friendships, teach teamwork, and give kids and parents a safe…

Congress on track to OK expanded private care at troubled VA

WASHINGTON (AP) – Legislation awaiting final approval in the Senate would give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Department of Veterans Affairs’ health system. Passage would represent a major step toward delivering on President Donald Trump’s pledge to expand private care. The House passed the bill last week, and senators are expected to do the same later Wednesday….

New Migraine Medicine Coming to South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — If you or someone you know suffers from migraines, there could relief coming soon. A new treatment was recently approved by the FDA for migraine prevention. The drug is said to reduce the pain, frequency and duration of the severe headaches. Nearly 39 million American’s suffer from migraines, but with Aimovig recently being approved there’s hope. “I…

State tweaks anti-abortion family planning program

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa is tweaking its new state-funded family planning program that excludes abortion providers like Planned Parenthood by restoring some eligibility to a large hospital system that performs abortions in some cases. UnityPoint Health could soon participate again in the family planning program under a budget bill passed this month. It needs approval from Republican Gov….

Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak spreads to Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has reached Minnesota. The state Department of Health said Tuesday that 10 cases of E. coli infection in Minnesota residents are linked to the multi-state outbreak. People got sick from April 20 through May 2. Three people were hospitalized, and two developed a potentially fatal complication…

Iowa governor signs 6-week abortion ban into law

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a six-week abortion ban into law, marking the strictest abortion regulation in the nation. The Republican governor signed the bill on Friday in her formal office at the state Capitol. But the measure is expected to quickly face a court challenge. The Iowa affiliates of Planned Parenthood and the…