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Adaptive Weekend at Great Bear Ski Valley

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Instructors at Great Bear team up with the VA and Sanford Health to give everyone the opportunity to try their hand at skiing. This was the fourth year of Great Bear’s adaptive weekend. It gives people living with visual or mobile impairments a chance to hit the slopes. Experienced skiers and volunteers are there to help guide people…

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…

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…

Kick Start Your New Year Resolutions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Many of us have resolutions to be healthier in the new year, but don’t know where to start, or overwhelm ourselves right away. Sanford Profile Coach Kimberly Hendersen stopped by to give us a few recommendations to keep in mind during the new year. For more information on Sanford Profile, click here. Categories: Health, KDLT Kitchen,…

Sanford Opens New Sioux Falls Clinic Monday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sanford Health is set to open its new $21 million clinic in Sioux Falls. Sanford says the clinic will bring pharmacy, acute care services and behavioral health care to the growing west side of the city. The 42,000-square-foot clinic has been under construction for a year and a half and will open Monday. It includes a…

Local Research Helps With Advancements in Available Cancer Immunotherapy Treatments

  While immunotherapy is getting more attention with the Nobel Prize in Medicine going to a pioneering U.S. researcher in the field, Dr. Christopher Sumey, a hemetology/oncology specialist with Sanford Health says therapies have been available for years, and that number is only growing. The novel therapies being developed are happening in part, thanks to research that’s taken place locally…

“We’re Shouting From the Rooftops About This One, We’re So Excited.”

A long time coming. New clinic, drug store and rooftop bar area open in downtown Sioux Falls.

Experiences are important in downtown Sioux Falls and this is really unique, Brienne Maner with DTSF told KDLT News Thursday morning, ahead of the grand opening of the new Pave outdoor 2nd level patio area. She also emphasized how incredible the new Sanford Health Clinic and Lewis Drug store area for a growing downtown Sioux Falls population. “It’s an incredible…

Calming Parents, Kids Fears Over Childhood Vaccine Schedule

Sanford Health Family Medicine Specialist outlines the importance of each shot as kids get set to head back-to-school

Parents nationwide continue to voice concerns over what has been a growing vaccine schedule in recent years, so much so, that some families are routinely skipping required shots for their children to go back to school. South Dakota doesn’t see as much push back as other states. Still, there is a risk to not only children, but entire communities for…

The Places You Don’t Normally Wear Sunscreen But Should

Your lips, eyelids, ears, and scalp are all important areas to protect

Dr. Christina Olson, a family medicine specialist with Sanford Health, talks about what families and physicians are most concerned about when it comes to sun exposure and changing skin conditions. And NBC News has more on how not only you might prevent sunburn, but also how you want to treat it if you are in the sun too long. Click…

Coolest Treats for the Hottest of Summer Days

Some of the healthiest ways to give the kids (and yourselves) a break from the heat!

Often this time of year, families are looking for something easy, healthy and fun to grab while on the go. Tiffany Krogstad, a registered dietitian with Sanford Cardiovascular Institute, offers up some fun and healthy options to keep your little ones cool during the hot summer months. Categories: KDLT Kitchen, KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News Tags:…

New Way to Test for Breast Cancer in the Works

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sanford researcher has developed a blood test that may make it easier to detect breast cancer. She says it could be a game changer for the over 300 thousand people diagnosed each year. ” I thought well why don’t we use the immune system as a biosensor and let the body tell us what’s going on…

Sanford Health Expanding To Focus On Eating Disorders

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sanford Health is expanding its research work by adding in a Fargo, North Dakota-based research institute focused on eating disorders and obesity. Sanford Research is absorbing Neuropsychiatric Research Institute. NRI was established in 1955 and previously worked with Fargo-based MeritCare Health System, which Sanford Health absorbed in a 2009 merger. Sanford says the goal is…

Sanford Researchers Present at Global Health Conference With Pope

A 12-member delegation from Sanford Health is in Vatican City this week for the Unite to Cure: A Global Health Care Initiative. Researchers from Sanford are presenting on a variety of diseases and topics, including the future of healthcare systems, genetic testing, and advancements in treating rare diseases. Chief Global Brand Officer, Micah Aberson, told KDLT News that this is…

Rotator Cuff Study Among Two New Stem Cell Trials at Sanford

Two new clinical trials involving adult stem cells are launching at Sanford Health. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved the additional adipose-derived stem cell projects. The approval brings the total number of FDA-approved clinical trials involving adipose-derived stem cells at Sanford to four, with a fifth pending. Sanford Health had the first FDA-approved adipose-derived stem cell trial in the…

South Dakota State University Students Set Incredible Goal

State A Thon Saturday culminates year-long fundraising effort for Sanford Children's Miracle Network Hospital!

After a year of events and initiatives to support families of sick children throughout the Sioux Empire, South Dakota State University students will hold a 12 hour Dance Marathon on Saturday to both celebrate the results of their hard work and dedication, and continue to raise additional funds. Families that benefit from the money raised through the Children’s Miracle Network…

Someone You Should Know: Vermillion Doctor Delivers 1,000 Babies

VERMILLION, S.D. — A Vermillion doctor has reached an incredible accomplishment after helping families grow for the last 17 years. A group of kids shared a special moment with her almost as special as the first time they met in a delivery room. It’s a reunion that brings Dr. Mary Jo Olson to tears. “It’s something I thought I would never…

6 Foods To Help You Sleep Better

Tart Cherry Juice – ever heard of it? If not, and if you struggle to get a solid night’s sleep, you may want to pick up a bottle, says Sanford Dietitian, Lizzie Kasparek. Kasparek explains why it works and several other foods that could help you get better rest each night, in the video above. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT…