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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:…

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…

New Lung Cancer Treatment Discovered in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Imagine being told you only have six months to live. For one Sioux Falls woman, this was her reality in 2016 after a lung cancer diagnosis, but a clinical study held locally has changed that. It was offered at Sanford Health and one patient is seeing dramatic improvements to her stage four cancer. “It takes a while…

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…

New Therapy Improves Body by Tricking It

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Knee and shoulder injuries can hinder the body for months. Now a relatively new therapy is being used in the Sioux Empire and it helps strengthen the body by tricking it. Blood flow restriction is being coined the new ‘it’ therapy by Sanford Health. They say BFR’s taken off locally in the past year and nearly 100…

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…

World Health Organization Classifies “Gaming Addiction” As A Disorder

Sioux Falls, S.D.- With an international organization bringing headlines to the gaming world,  it appears too many people are becoming addicted to video games. The World Health Organization now classifies Video Game Addiction as a Disorder. “You can’t just say, ‘Well, I can control it, I can do that.’  Because if it’s truly an addiction, that’s the definition, you can’t…

Sanford Health Expands Healthcare Services Globally

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sanford Health is expanding their healthcare services on a global level. CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft announced today Sanford Health will begin services to a number of countries around the world. The expansion will help health care locations in New Zealand, Ireland, Costa Rica, Vietnam, South Africa, Ghana and China. Sanford World Clinic launched in 2007 and is…

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…

Importance of Mental Health

Ringing in the New Year in a healthy way

Integrated Health Therapist Karla Harmon from Sanford sits down with KDLT’s Simon Floss to stress the importance of taking care of your mental health, and tips to go into the year with a healthy mindset. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: health, Mental Health, New Year’s Resolution, Sanford Health

Santa Surprises Hospitalized Children

Santa Surprises Hospitalized Children

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — “It’s not what you expect you’re going to do over Christmas that’s for sure,” says Teague Camarigg. Camarigg’s 6th month old daughter, Riley is hospitalized with a virus, but Santa didn’t forget about them. Mr. Claus was able to spread Christmas cheer to patients at Avera, Sanford and LifeScape. For decades Santa along with Sioux Falls…