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Hy-Vee Offering Free Heart Health Screenings

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Heart disease continues to be the number one killer of men and women in the US. In Sioux Falls, Hy-Vee is offering a way for people to check their heart health for free without having to go to the doctor’s.  “It’s estimated that every one American, every 40 seconds has a myocardial infarction or heart attack. So as…

Easy, Cool Treats for Those Hot Summer Days

As summer temperatures heat back up, most of us are looking for fun ways to stay cool. Dietitian Lizzie Kasparek with Sanford Sports Science Institute offers up some of the easiest ways to stay refreshed and hydrated, and it’s all pretty good for you to boot!   Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News, News Top…

Local Mom Warns Against Skin Cancer Risks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It’s that time of year where more people are outside soaking in the sun. However, as the summer heat is ramping up one local woman is warning others about the dangers of the sun.  Deserae Honkamp is very careful when it comes to the sun. That’s because she was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma back in 2017.  “It’s…

Stepping Out for Diabetes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Some folks are at risk of developing diabetes and they don’t even know it. The South Dakota Diabetes Coalition held its first-ever Stepping Out For Diabetes event Saturday. Organizers focused on raising awareness and offered education about the disease and what can lead up to it. Some people have prediabetes without knowing it, which is when their blood…

Fighting Addiction and Mental Illness in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Fighting addiction and mental health problems are a battle that shouldn’t be fought alone. Now one family is sharing their story in hopes that others will get help. It comes after Leah Brosky’s body was found last week, just north of Falls Park. Leah’s brother, Dave says she struggled like too many others with addiction and mental health…

The Pain All Women Should Have Checked Out

See your physician sooner than later if you're having abdominal pain

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 rarely is the issue discussed so that women are aware. If it’s not taken care of, it can cause any…

A Healthier Salad Starts Here

Dietitian Lizzie Kasparek of Sanford Health dishes out details on her favorite ingredients to have in the bowl

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 hunger. But it’s easy to make one that packs a punch and keeps you feeling satiated long after you’ve backed…

Report Identifies Top Sioux Falls Health Issues

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Health care industry professionals are trying to improve the quality of life in Sioux Falls. Over the past 15 months, through resident surveys and focus groups, a report was completed to come up with a clearer picture of what we can do better to improve our health. “You know everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life…

More Than One Million Private Wells Face Contamination Risk

Flooding throughout the Midwest places families at health risk

ST. LOUIS – More than 1 million private wells that supply drinking water in mostly rural parts of the Midwest could face the risk of contamination from floodwater, posing a health concern that could linger long after the flooding subsides. The high water and swift current carries such things as raw sewage from overburdened treatment plants. The National Ground Water…

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. Before you head to the vending machine, hear what Trisha Dohn has to say about eating healthy at work. Categories:…

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

(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)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, are the latest government effort to reverse what health officials call an epidemic of underage vaping. E-cigarettes…

Local First Responders Help 911 Dispatcher Who is Battling Cancer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls 911 dispatcher is used to helping others, but now he’s the one getting help as he goes through a tough time. It’s been a tough couple months for the Hutchisson family. Adam Hutchisson is fighting an aggressive form of brain cancer called Glioblastoma. It has left him unable to work. “I love what I…