American Heart Association

Women – What Do You Really Know About Your Heart?

With Wear Red Day around the corner, important reminders about your health and the advances in technology to address this leading cause of death

While efforts over the past fifteen years of the Go Red for Women initiative have made a difference, Chrissy Meyer of the American Heart Association says we still have a long way to go when it comes to women taking better care of their health, and their hearts. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for women in the…

American Heart Association Introduces New ‘Kids Heart Challenge’ to Schools

SIOUX FALLS S.D.- For the last 40 years the American Heart Association has worked to promote heart health in South Dakota elementary schools.This year they’re taking a different approach. The American Heart Association is fighting back against heart disease. Their first line of defense: teaching kids healthy habits. “With Heart disease being 80 percent preventable, we have an opportunity to…

People Take on the Heart-y Party CPR Challenge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Heart disease is the number one killer of South Dakotans. People learned helpful skills to keep their heart healthy and possibly save a life all while grocery shopping. People are taking on the Heart-y Party CPR Challenge. With the help of the American Heart Association and the Avera Heart Hospital participants learn hands-only CPR, so they can learn how…

Easiest Ways to Workout at Work

It is Move More Month - how's that going for you?

It is the American Heart Association’s Move More Month and while the focus has been on simply getting out and moving in the past, mainly through walking, Chrissy Meyer with the American Heart Association and Trisha Dohn, owner of Well365 joined us in studio to talk about some other ways to fit exercise into a busy day. Categories: KDLT News Today,…

Healthy Cooking With The American Heart Association

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Diet and exercise are big factors in the fight against heart disease, and our guest today has some easy changes to bring to the dinner table. Chrissy from the American Heart Association shares a heart healthy recipe.   Whole-Grain Tortilla Pizzas Serves 8; 2 pieces per serving 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 medium red bell pepper,…

American Heart Association Celebrates National Wear Red Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  The American Heart Association is celebrating National Wear Red Day to encourage men and women to take heart health seriously. American Heart Month started in 1964 during President Lyndon B. Johnson’s time in office. Heart disease is the number one killer of all Americans with cardiovascular diseases, killing one woman every 80 seconds. The month started…

The Difference Your Lifestyle Can Make on Your Heart

National Go Red Day for Women aims to get women paying attention to the warning signs and taking better care of themselves

Cardiovascular diseases kill nearly 1 in 3 women each year. Fortunately, we can change that. Eighty percent of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable with education and action. Stefanie Engebretson from American Bank & Trust and Karen Starr from Principal Financial Group joined us in studio on Friday to talk about the Go Red for Women initiative. Categories: Community Tags: American Heart…

The Danger of All That Hidden Salt in Your Food

It may seem harmless but all that sodium could be hurting your heart

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Yet, how many of us know our number, let alone what to do to better manage it? Chrissy Meyer with the American Heart Association South Dakota branch talks with KDLT about some of the worst offenders when it comes to food and hidden salts, and what you…

Why Women Have to Pay Attention to Their Hearts

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. with

Heart disease remains the leading killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s close to one woman every minute. But, the condition affects women very differently, and the warning signs may be different for women than for men. Ahead of this year’s Go Red for Women event in Sioux Falls, Cardiologist Dr. Tom Stys from Sanford Health joined the…

2018 Go Red For Women Campaign Kicks Off Next Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The 2018 Go Red for Women campaign kicks off next week and the American Heart Association is looking for women to share their stories. This year’s campaign chair, Steff Liston-Holtrop joins us tonight to tell us what they have planned for this year. Categories: Community Tags: American Heart Association, Go Red for Women, Sioux Falls

Why the Holidays are Hard on Your Heart

This time of year especially, pay close attention to the warning signs

While heart disease can affect anyone at any time, the holidays tend to be a more stressful, indulgent time of year. And it puts more stress on already compromised hearts. Chrissy Meyer with the American Heart Association of North and South Dakota joined KDLT in the studio to talk about a heart-healthy holiday season. To learn more about the warning signs…

4 Easy Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthier

Sanford Health teams up with the American Heart Association during Eat Smart Month

Getting your kids to eat healthy foods may seem an impossible task, but there are a few simple steps you can take to make it easy for them to grab and go. Plan, get the kids involved, and keep your portion sizes small. And try this pumpkin spice smoothie while you’re at it! Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today…

American Heart Association Introduces Bill to Require High Schoolers to Have CPR Skills Before Graduation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – “Even bad CPR, is still better than nothing at all, “says Jeremy Robertson, EMS Educator. Robertson has been an EMS educator for 15 years and knows during an emergency, every minute counts. “When I go to a cardiac arrest call if I see somebody doing CPR; I know that person’s chances are pretty good, but if…

Go Red For Women Day

Throughout February the American Heart Association is promoting living a heart-healthy lifestyle. Today is Go Red For Women Day, which encourages people to wear red to raise awareness for women’s heart health. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease and stroke kill one woman every 80 seconds. Dr. Kelly Steffen, a cardiologist with Sanford Health says it’s important that…