Health

Research on Children's Health Risks in Doubt Over EPA Funds

WASHINGTON (AP) - Children's health researchers say uncertainty about funding from the Environmental Protection Agency is jeopardizing or ending long-running studies about the harm posed by pesticides and other pollution. The EPA and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences…

Kwik Trip Veggie Trays Again Linked to Salmonella

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Kwik Trip has removed some vegetable trays from its convenience stores after several reported illnesses in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Health officials say the Del Monte vegetable trays, which included broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip, have…

Lilly Selling Half-Price Version of Popular Humalog Insulin

A half-price version of Eli Lilly's popular Humalog insulin is now available, following the company's promise in March to offer diabetics a more affordable option amid fierce criticism of soaring insulin prices. Lilly, one of the three top insulin makers,…

Alabama House Approves 'Born Alive' Abortion Bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama House of Representatives has approved legislation to put doctors in prison if they don't try to save babies "born alive" after an attempted abortion. Representatives voted 66-18 for the bill Tuesday. The bill now…

States Sue Over Rule Allowing Clinicians to Refuse Abortions

NEW YORK (AP) - Nearly two dozen states and municipalities are suing the federal government to stop a new rule letting health care clinicians object to providing abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs. The…

Cholesterol Improves in US Kids Despite High Obesity Rates

CHICAGO (AP) - Cholesterol levels in children and teens improved in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys, yet only half of them had readings considered ideal. Overall, 7% of kids had high cholesterol in surveys from 2009 to 2016.…

Clinic Director: May Sue Over North Dakota Abortion Law

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The director of North Dakota's lone abortion clinic says abortion-rights supporters are considering legal action over a state law that would require the clinic to read women a scripted notice that she calls not medically accepted.…

The Pain All Women Should Have Checked Out

If you've been experiencing abdominal pain for any length of time, it can be tough to know what might be normal or worth calling your doctor for. But endometriosis is a common condition affecting a significant number of women, yet…

US Measles Cases Still Climbing, Topping 800 for Year

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. health officials say this year's count of measles cases has surpassed 800, a growing tally that is already the nation's highest in 25 years. A total of 839 cases were reported as of last week.…

Fit Chic: Mother's Day Meals

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Odds are your Mom has cooked dozens of meals for you. With Mother's Day Sunday, you might want to return the favor, and treat her to a delicious meal! Annie 'fit chic' Mello stopped by with…

Minnesota Lawmakers Grapple with Rising Drug Costs

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota lawmakers are trying to get their hands around skyrocketing drug costs and the pharmaceutical industry that sets the prices. Bills are moving to tackle the problem, from anti-price gouging efforts to new reporting requirements…

Sticker Shock: Trump Taking Aim at 'Surprise Medical Bills'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump wants to limit "surprise medical bills," the unexpected charges faced by insured patients when a member of a health care team that treated them is considered an out-of-network provider. Senior administration officials tell The…

Juniper Apothecary DIY Shower Steamer

Go for it. That's the advice a budding small business entrepreneur in Sioux Falls has for others, dreaming of starting their own business. Brittany Sopko started her business out of her home. Now she's got a new family-oriented location in…

Walmart Raises Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

NEW YORK (AP) - Walmart said Wednesday that it will raise the minimum age for tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21 in an effort to combat tobacco sales to minors. The world's largest retailer says the new rules will take…

Warren Releases $100 Billion Plan to Combat Opioids Epidemic

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has unveiled a new version of her plan to combat America's opioid epidemic, proposing to spend $100 billion over 10 years on battling the consequences of addiction. Warren's new opioids measure is…

Sanford 'Sports Physical Blitz' Kicks Off

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Participation in sports is known to help boost self-esteem, lower stress, and develop teamwork and leadership skills among our youth. So, it's no wonder why athletics remain an integral part of our schools. None of it…

Trump Defends Clinicians' Right to Refuse to Do Abortions

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has finalized a regulation to protect the rights of clinicians who object to participating in abortions. President Donald Trump made the announcement about the regulation Thursday during a speech in the White House Rose…

A Healthier Salad Starts Here

Low in calories, high in vitamins and packed with fiber - there are incredible benefits to eating more leafy greens on a daily basis. Salads often get a bad rap for being boring or unfulfilling when it comes to our…

Importance of Measles Vaccination

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Measles. It's a disease we thought was a thing of the past, but is back in a big way. There have been 704 cases of the measles nation-wide, according to the CDC. In late 2014, South…

E-Cigarette Use Among Expectant Mothers a Concern

A new study is shedding light on how pregnant women use tobacco products. Researchers studied three years of data involving nearly 28,000 women of childbearing age. Expecting women were less likely to smoke cigarettes when compared to women who were…

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