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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

FILE – In this April 11, 2018, file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass. U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers by restricting sales of most flavored products in convenience stores and online. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)WASHINGTON – U.S….

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…

Exercise, Along with Diet, Key To Achieving Fitness Goals

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s February, which is about the time many of us fall off the fitness wagon. We might see some fitness results after focusing on our diet, but to really get to where we’d like to be, exercise must be incorporated. Kimberly Henderson is a Profile Coach with Sanford Profile. She stopped by this morning with important…

Local Oral Surgeons Award $50K Smile Makeover

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-More than 500 people applied locally for the Second Chance Program held by oral surgeons at Siouxland Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Sioux Falls. One deserving person is chosen for free dental services. It was an emotional day for one Hartford man who has been hiding his smile for years. There were tears of joy for 25-year-old Connor…

School Districts See Uptick in Whooping Cough

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Harrisburg, Brandon Valley, and Sioux Falls school districts have all confirmed cases of whooping cough. Sioux empire doctors say the sickness is common at the end of summertime, but they’ve seen an uptick this winter. It looks just like a common cold and sounds like this. Sometimes, it’s even followed by vomiting. It’s pertussis, but it’s…

Best Way to Get Back on Track with New Year’s Resolutions

Kimberly Henderson with Sanford Profile works with clients year-round who struggle to stay on track with goals they’ve set for themselves. Some of the lessons she’s learned in helping them, she shares in the interview below. Categories: News Tags: 2019, health, Healthy, Kimberly Henderson, Resolutions, sanford profile