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Family Speaks Out About Sanford Surgeon Under Fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The daughter of one of Dr. Wilson Asfora’s patients is speaking out. This comes after Sanford Health and Neurosurgeon Dr. Asfora are being sued over allegations of fraud and unnecessary surgeries. The lawsuit alleges that Asfora sold devices to Sanford through his company, then convinced patients to undergo unnecessary spinal surgeries using those devices, some of which…

What Happens to Blood Once it’s Donated?

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Many of us have donated blood before and it can be a good feeling to help others, but what exactly happens to your blood? There’s a whole process blood must go through before it can be used for transfusions to help people. Each person can donate a liter of blood, which can help up to three patients….

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.”…

Curing Kids Cancer Through Camaros, Corvettes and More

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Fighting cancer is nowhere near an easy task, so a group of car enthusiasts is revving up support to help ease the burden. From Camaro’s to Prowlers and even the first ever 1960 Chevy Corvette, unique wheels are on display at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. “Some of them you may never get the chance to see…

Sanford Donates $55 Million to Children’s Home Society

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. —  The Children’s Home Society serves a variety of adults and kids who have lived through traumatic experiences including victims of child abuse and domestic violence. However, staff members say the non-profit is over capacity. One of South Dakota’s most well-known philanthropists gave a record breaking donation announced Tuesday. $55 million now belongs to the Children’s Home…

One Reason You May Be Struggling to Lose Weight

Sleep is not only important for your overall health, but also keeps you from these scale climbing habits

With the return of Daylight Saving Time on November 4, 2018, there will be a lot of discussion about the importance of sleep and what it means to our overall health. One issue that doesn’t perhaps get as much attention as others when it comes to necessary shut-eye, is the need for sleep in the constant battle to lose weight….

Sanford International Golfers Go Pheasant Hunting

EMERY, S.D. – The Sanford International Golf Tournament is plenty fun, but sometimes it’s nice to get competitive off the golf course. You can hear the sounds of gunshots from far away, but also, the laughs. “ got some good friendships so it’s a good way to get out and enjoy the outdoors, have some fun, and then shoot some…

Someone You Should Know: K-BACK FM’s ‘Crash’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – His is a voice you should know, ‘Crash’ from K-BACK FM has been on the air for decades but if you haven’t seen him in a while you might not recognize him. ‘Crash’ has recently placed an importance on his health after two years ago, he nearly lost his life. “I was on the air June…

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 Opens New Veterans Club

Sioux Falls, S.D. – A new veterans club has opened in Sioux Falls. This comes after Sanford formed a Department of Veterans and Military Services in 2017. It’s located at the USD Medical Center near the Lokken lobby. The club features a phone charging station, access to internet, lazy boy chairs and a big TV. It will serve as a…

Hy-Vee, Sanford Legends Announces Celebrity Lineup

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A pair of hall of fame athletes and an olympic gold medalist are coming to Sioux Falls this summer. Officials announced the celebrity lineup today for the Hy-Vee Sanford Legends Clinics. Former Cincinnati Reds catcher Johnny Bench will head up the baseball clinic and former Boston Celtics center Robert Parish will take care of the basketball…

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…