Health

Special Evaluations Can Help Seniors Cope With Cancer Care

Cancer care for older Americans is getting a makeover. When the elderly learn they have cancer, doctors have often assumed they're too frail for treatment. Or they instead recommend harsh therapies tested only in younger patients. But there's a move…

Tyson Recalls Chicken Strips Due to Metal Fears

WASHINGTON (AP) - Arkansas-based Tyson Foods is recalling more than 69,000 pounds (31,297 kilograms) of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips because they may be contaminated with pieces of metal. The U.S. Agriculture Department said Thursday the products were produced on Nov.…

US Experts: Medicines for Opioid Addiction Vastly Underused

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's top medical advisers say medicines proven to treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused in the U.S. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a report Wednesday that found only a fraction of the…

Fit Chic: Benefits of Celery Based Diets

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - There are so many fads and trends when it comes to finding the right diet for you. Whether it's keto, paleo, or intermittent fasting, it always seems like someone is trying something. A popular diet for…

Environmental Protection Chief: Unsafe Water Biggest Threat

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency's new administrator says unsafe drinking water is "probably the biggest environmental threat" the world faces. Andrew Wheeler told CBS News in an interview airing Wednesday climate change is "an important issue" but most of…

Sioux Falls City Officials Advise How to Clean Flooded Homes

With the flood waters now under-control, Sioux Falls officials have some advice for people cleaning out their basements and homes. The public health department wants to remind people, that safety is the number one priority. Make sure to wear the…

Live Well: Eating Healthy at Work

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Finding time to eat well during the work day can be tough. Between meetings, appointments, and other work commitments it's easy to be unprepared to sit for a few minutes with a healthy, well-portioned sized meal.…

Minnesota House Votes to Expand State’s Indoor Vaping Ban

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Vaping would be banned from bars, restaurants and workplaces across Minnesota under a bill that passed the House on Thursday, a proposal that’s aimed in part at reversing the growing popularity of e-cigarettes among young…

U.S. Health Officials Move to Tighten Sales of E-Cigarettes

WASHINGTON - U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan designed to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers by restricting sales of most flavored products in convenience stores and online. The new guidelines, first proposed in November,…

Claire's Recalls Makeup After Regulators Warn of Asbestos

NEW YORK (AP) - The retailer Claire's is recalling three makeup products after U.S. regulators warned they might contain asbestos. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration said product samples tested positive for asbestos but that Claire's refused to recall…

US Health Officials Move to Tighten Sales of E-Cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan designed to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers by restricting sales of most flavored products in convenience stores and online. The new guidelines, first proposed in…

Outcry Over Trump's Cuts to Medicare Hospital Payments

WASHINGTON (AP) - As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump pledged not to cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid. Once in the White House, Trump reneged on his promise not to cut Medicaid for low-income people. Now he's being criticized for…

US Communities Reach Out to Homeless as Liver Disease Surges

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Outbreaks of hepatitis A are popping up across the U.S. among people who are homeless and inject illicit drugs. Many communities have struggled to contain the liver-damaging disease, some were able to curb outbreaks quickly through…

Beat Winter Blues at Sanford Wellness Center

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Governor Kristi Noem named the month of March Adult Nutrition Month. Along with the right diet, exercise is key. However, it can be tough to find motivation to get up and moving during the winter months,…

Baby Surrendered To Iowa Custody Under Safe Haven Law

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a newborn boy has been surrendered to state custody under Iowa's safe haven law. The Iowa Department of Human Services says it is the 33rd time the safe haven provision has been used…

Avera Mckennan Adds New ICU Unit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The intensive care unit at Avera McKennan has gotten a little bit bigger. The ICU has expanded to add six additional patient beds, now with 28 patient rooms. The new unit takes over what used to be…

Where South Dakota Ranks on List of Happiest States

New research out today shows the states where people say they're the happiest, and perhaps to no one's surprise, Hawaii again tops the list. Experts surveyed over 115,000 adults in all 50 states and Hawaii reported being the happiest last…

Snow Days with Simon: Snowshoeing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Winter can suck. We know. But life is what you make it! There's a lot of fun to be had during the frigid winter months. We're starting a new series called 'Snow Days with Simon,' where…

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