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Nurse Navigators: Guiding Patients Through Breast Cancer

Meet Sanford Health's two-person team who help breast cancer patients

This week, we’ve partnered with the Edith Sanford Breast Center to raise awareness of the importance of screenings for the early detection of breast cancer.  Sometimes getting through a cancer diagnosis is a little easier with help from a nurse navigator. Gloria Top (left) & Donna Dwire (right) “I feel very privileged to be able to be here, to be…

Preventing Cancer At The Dinner Table With Sanford Health

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – All this week, we’re partnering with Edith Sanford Breast Center through Sanford Health to raise awareness of the importance of screenings for the early detection of breast cancer. Tiffany Krogstad with Sanford Health joins us today to talk about how our diet can prevent cancer. Categories: Health, KDLT Kitchen, News Tags: cancer, diet, Edith Sanford Breast…

Making Breast Health A Mission: Edith Sanford Breast Center

Center aims to care for patients from prevention to diagnosis & treatment

“Edith Sanford was Denny Sanford’s mother.  She died of breast cancer when Denny was only four years old,” says Sanford Health Cancer Services Executive Director Sharon Hunt, standing next to a picture of Edith Sanford inside their 18th Street facility. That tragic loss became a mission: that no other child should lose a parent to breast cancer.  So, Denny Sanford…

Understanding Breast Cancer: An Ever-Changing Journey

Sanford Health's treatments & research to beat the disease

This week, we’re partnering with the Edith Sanford Breast Center to raise awareness of the importance of screenings for early detection of breast cancer.  One woman took it upon herself to be proactive in her fight. “I don’t know if you want to call it women’s intuition but I knew something was going on wrong with my body.  And when…

Two-A-Day Practices Sacked By NCAA

April Decision To End Tradition Aims To Tackle Head Injury Risks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For this year, college football preseason will play by different rules. Last month, the NCAA Division Two Presidents Council eliminated “two-a-day” practices in the weeks leading up to the fall season. Division Two now joins Division One and Division Three, which already banned the tradition. Two-a-days typically brought two tough practices a day for athletes. Dr. Thayne…

New Sanford Cancer Study Sanford Aims For More Treatment Options

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A new cancer study for Sanford Health aims to give patients more access to treatment, the clinical trial called “TAPUR,” or Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry Study, is sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. It looks to tie in the effect certain cancer-fighting drugs can have on different gene mutations. It’s goal is…

New Sanford Health Clinic Coming To West Side Of Town

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A new $21 million Sanford Health clinic is being built on the west side of town that will have a full-size Lewis Drug Store and Pharmacy attached to it. Sanford and city officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday afternoon for the clinic near 32nd and Ellis Road. Sanford Health already has a facility nearby, the Sanford…

“Fan Fest” Makes Its Inaugural Debut

Sanford Health Provides High-Tech Training For Fans

Day one of the Summit League basketball tournament also marked the start of the inaugural “Fan Fest.” Families of all ages can train just like the student athletes in the Summit League or like the pros do. Drills such as reaction training or learning fundamentals in hoops are offered for free for fans or simply visitors. Dr. Thayne Munce with…

Sanford Health Partners On Gene Sequencing Initiative

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A health care system headquartered in the Dakotas is partnering with a children’s hospital in Florida to sequence the genes of nearly 1,000 Latino and Hispanic people to better understand the health needs of those populations. Philanthropist Denny Sanford and Sanford Health have given $7 million to the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital initiative in Miami. The…

Sanford Health Earns Award For Colorectal Screenings

SIOUX FALLS, SD – March is Colorectal Cancer awareness month. It’s the third most diagnosed cancer in South Dakota. Today the Sanford Health Family Medicine Clinic in Sioux Falls was given an achievement award from the American Cancer Society for its Colorectal screenings. The clinic said it screens 80% of its patients for colon cancer. Experts say this type of…

Ringing Away Cancer: The Story Behind Perry’s Bell

The bell was donated a few months after Perry Mogler passed

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Earlier this month, we brought you the story of Crystal Erickson, who triumphantly rang the “cancer bell” at Sanford Hospital to signify the end of her breast cancer treatment. That bell -as does every cancer patient who rings it- has a story unlike any other. “When I walked into radiation I walked by that bell every day,”…

After School Program Aims To Get Kids Healthier

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, one out of six kids struggles with childhood obesity.  That’s why the Sioux Falls School District and Sanford Health are teaming up, offering a free after-school activity. It’s a program younger than the students it aims to help.  It’s called Fit Club and it’s free to 4th and 5th grade students in…

Sanford Health Offers “Food Is Good Medicine” Cooking Classes

Food is such a big part of our lives. It’s essential to eat healthy, balanced meals because it gives fuel to our bodies, but it’s not always easy to come up with those meal ideas and make sure you aren’t missing any key nutrients. Thankfully, Sanford Health is here to help with a few cooking classes! Executive Chef John Gilbertson…

Flu Season Peak Approaches South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  It’s flu season and we all dread to hear the doctor say, it’s time for your flu shot. “It’s important for us to take it seriously because it is a very serious virus. This is really a family of killers in many ways” says Doctor Wendell Hoffman with Sanford Infectious Disease. Right now in South Dakota, there…

Sanford Health To Break Ground On New Western Sioux Falls Clinic

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sanford Health will break ground on a new clinic in western Sioux Falls in the spring of 2017. The clinic with more than 42,000 square feet will be located southeast of the Sanford Wellness Center Tea/Ellis location, which is near the intersection of W. 32nd Street and S. Ellis Road. It will offer family medicine, pediatrics,…

Most Popular Baby Names Of 2016 at Sanford Health

Harper and William top the list

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sanford Health has released its list of most popular baby names for 2016. Harper was the most popular name for newborn girls at Sanford Health in 2016, while William topped the list for boys. Harper jumps to the top spot after not ranking in the top five in 2015. William was the fifth most popular name…

Sanford Emergency Manager Talks Response Following SF Building Collapse

Greg Santa Maria: 'We advanced 50 years in 16'

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s been more than a week since the former Copper Lounge building collapsed in Downtown Sioux Falls. While the incident killed one person and injured another, the response from emergency crews was reportedly second to none. KDLT’s Jill Johnson takes a look at how emergency response has changed in the last decade from an expert who…

Building Collapse Aftermath: Are Health Risks Involved?

Sanford Research Center Scientist Weighs In

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – On Friday, dozens of first responders responded to a scene full of dust and debris. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue says following the building collapse in downtown, their main focus was to save 22-year-old Emily Fodness and 24-year-old Ethan McMahon. But what kind of health impact could it have on the first responders or construction crews? Sioux…