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Sanford Health, UnityPoint Health Announce Plans To Merge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two of the largest health care providers in the Midwest are planning to join forces. Sanford Health and UnityPoint Health announced Friday both organizations signed a letter of intent to “become the destination for personalized primary care in America’s Heartland,” according to a press release. The combined companies would sit among the top 15 largest nonprofit…

FaceTime Doctor Visits Coming to the Sioux Empire

Sandford Health patients can now use the TytoCare kit

SIOUX FALLS, SD— “This is in a way is bringing home calls back, some people in our foot-print may remember what house calls are,” said Dr. Josh Crabtree, Sanford Health senior vice president of clinical operations. “Although, they have not been part of the usual practice of medicine for quite some time.” The TytoCare exam kit advertises 24 hour round clock…

Medicine That Can Be Tailored For You

SIOUX FALLS— In a world where food and clothing can be tailored to your specific needs, now medicine can be too. The National Institute of Health is taking its “All Of Us Program” on the road to gather data from one million or more people. “We’re in the data collecting phase,” said Francisco Huizar, “all of us” field director. “We’re looking…

Sanford ‘Sports Physical Blitz’ Kicks Off

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Participation in sports is known to help boost self-esteem, lower stress, and develop teamwork and leadership skills among our youth. So, it’s no wonder why athletics remain an integral part of our schools. None of it possible, though, without that annual physical. However, scheduling them can be difficult, which is where Sanford is stepping in. Dr….

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…

Someone You Should Know: The Baby Rocker

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It’s critical that babies who are born prematurely receive a lot of attention while in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, but parents can’t always be there. At the Sanford NICU, volunteers give the babies some much needed TLC. KDLT’s Miranda Paige introduces us to this week’s “Someone You Should Know.” Judy Burk is known as the “baby whisperer.”…

Adaptive Weekend at Great Bear Ski Valley

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Instructors at Great Bear Ski Valley teamed 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…

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…

Video Game Addiction Is Now a Mental Health Disorder

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — From Super Mario to Fortnite and every game in between the video game world has been evolving rapidly over the past couple decades. But with this rise comes the chance of being diagnosed with a mental health disorder. KDLT talked with professionals about the warning signs to look for and alternatives for too much gaming. Ben Odland…

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:…