Health

Why Giving Thanks Year-Round Matters

When it comes to giving thanks for the people, places and things she's been blessed with in this life, Carla White doesn't mess around. It's not a once a year deal, she tells KDLT News Today, as the Thanksgiving holiday…

The Best Holiday Advice for Those With Hearing Loss

Big family gatherings can be pretty daunting for those with hearing loss. Without a hearing device, it can be isolating to never really know what is fully being said on in a conversation. Even with hearing aids, too many people…

South Dakota Officials Review Report of Paralyzing Illness

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Health officials in South Dakota are investigating a reported case of a mysterious paralyzing illness that has affected dozens of children around the country. If confirmed, the individual would be the first person in the state…

Iowa Doctors Hesitant About New Medical Marijuana Program

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Only about 325 of Iowa's 7,000 doctors have certified people for the state's new medical marijuana program, in part because many are uneasy about their role in the system. The Des Moines Register reports that…

Why a Salmonella Outbreak Shouldn't Ruin Your Thanksgiving

NEW YORK - Health officials say there's no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. But they say it's a reminder to properly prepare your holiday bird. Cooking kills salmonella. Since it began…

MNsure New Coverage Enrollments Lag Due to Medicare Crunch

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Sign-ups on Minnesota's state-run health insurance exchange are lagging behind last year's pace, and state officials think the unusually busy open enrollment period for Medicare health plans is to blame. MNsure reports just under 2,400 new enrollees…

Cases of Pertussis on the Rise in South Dakota

The Department of Heath is reminding parents to make sure their kids are appropriately immunized. There has been an increase in the number of cases of pertussis reported. So far this year, 90 cases have come in to the Health…

Healthy Thanksgiving Meals

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - It's hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is less than a week away. It can be tough to make a dish that pleases everyone, but Annie 'Fit Chic'…

Jennie-O Recalling Ground Turkey in Salmonella Outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) - Jennie-O-Turkey is recalling more than 91,000 pounds of raw turkey in an ongoing salmonella outbreak. The recall is the first tied to an outbreak the U.S. Department of Agriculture says is widespread. It has resulted in…

2 South Dakota Nursing Homes May Close

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Two South Dakota nursing homes may be closing soon. The company that took over management of nursing homes in Mobridge and Madison is taking steps to close them. A representative for Black Hills Receiver LLC told…

FDA to Crack Down on Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Vapes

NEW YORK (AP) - A top U.S. health official is pledging to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of e-cigarettes. Scott Gottlieb of the…

Food Safety Officials Stress Safe Handling of Raw Turkey

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Food safety officials are stressing the importance of proper handling and cooking practices amid a nationwide outbreak of drug-resistant Salmonella found in raw turkey, with Thanksgiving approaching. The Centers for Disease Control last week said the number…

US Officials Report a Record Number of Tick Diseases

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases were reported last year. The 2017 tally of more than 59,000 cases is a 22 percent increase from the previous year. The Centers for Disease Control…

Insurer Nationwide Cutting 1,100 Jobs Across Country

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Nationwide intends to eliminate the jobs of about 1,100 employees across the country - around 3.6 percent of its workforce. The insurance and financial services company says about 80 workers in Des Moines and 350…

Voluntary Recall on Widely Used Blood Pressure Medication

The FDA has issued a voluntary recall on a widely used blood pressure medication over contamination concerns. The pharmaceutical company Sandoz announced the recall of the drug Losartan after trace amounts of a possible cancer-causing chemical were found. The recall…

Trump Administration Holds Hearing on Rollback of Air Rules

DENVER (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding its only public hearing on the Trump administration's plans to roll back Obama-era rules for methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. Nearly 125 people have asked to speak…

Juul Halts Store Sales of Some Flavored E-Cigarettes

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's leading e-cigarette maker says it has halted store sales of some flavors to deter use by kids. The announcement Tuesday by Juul Labs Inc. comes ahead of an expected government crackdown on underage sales…

Mayo Clinic Receives its Largest Gift Ever

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) - A corporate strategist from Michigan has given Mayo Clinic its largest gift ever - $200 million. The Rochester-based medical center announced Tuesday that its School of Medicine will be named for the philanthropist, Jay Alix, of…

No Accounting for These Tastes: Artificial Flavors a Mystery

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. regulators are giving food companies two years to remove six artificial flavors from their products, even though they say the ingredients are safe in the trace amounts used. The move highlights tension between consumer advocates,…

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