Heart Disease

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…

Heart Walk to Support Research, Treatment, Education

2018 Eastern South Dakota Heart Walk is Saturday at Fawick Park

The goal for any of us is typically, to live a long and healthy life. So why does heart disease, a largely preventable disease, remain the leading killer of both men and women in the United States? Check out (in the video above) what the American Heart Association, and a local advocate and heart disease survivor feel is important you…

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…

One of the Easiest Ways to Check On Your Heart

$25 may be all it takes to buy you some peace of mind

Sanford Health is offering through the end of the month, heart and vascular screenings that are $25 each at its main campus. The screenings check your cholesterol and blood pressure. An EKG is also performed along with a CT calcium score, among other tests. This is all recommended for anyone 40-75 years of age whether you have heart disease in…

Heart Disease: Deadly Across Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Experts say it’s the number one killer of men and women in South Dakota, claiming lives every single day. We’re talking about heart disease. Heart disease is a real problem in Sioux Falls. There are steps people can take to reduce their risk, like eating enough fruits and vegetables, not smoking, and getting enough physical activity….

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…

Someone You Should Know: Lucy Henglefelt

This 30-year-old from Sioux Falls has quite a story to tell, and this is one you should take to heart

As Lucy Henglefelt thinks back over the past couple years of her life, she’s grateful – if nothing else – to be alive. Late one night in 2016, after feeling for months that she literally had a weight on her chest, Lucy could barely stand to help her husband clean their house as they prepared for buyers to come look…

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…