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23 Rural South Dakota Hospitals Receive Funding

PIERRE - Twenty-three hospitals in rural South Dakota will receive more than $278,000 in funding for projects to improve patient access, reduce medication errors, reduce hospital readmissions and improve operations.

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Girls on Track Expands to Thirteen Middle Schools

SIOUX FALLS - A program that teaches young girls self- respect and healthy lifestyles is expanding across the Sioux Empire. Girls on Track is a ten week after school program that teaches girls in grades 6th-8th grades to be self-confident and to make good life choices.

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Family Doctor Training Might Get Shorter in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS - South Dakota educators are discussing shortening medical school from four years to three for students pursuing careers as family doctors.

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Governor Dennis Daugaard Wants Flexibility in Medicaid Expansion

PIERRE - South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he hopes Congress will change the federal health care law to give states more flexibility in expanding Medicaid.

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Reservation Dental Care Gets $3.3M Boost

SIOUX FALLS - Dental care specialists hope a $3.3 million federal grant will help improve oral health on the American Indian reservations in South Dakota.

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Aggressive Flu Strain Arrives Early And Spreads Rapidly Through U.S.

Mind the Gap: Governor Daugaard Punts on Implementing ‘Obamacare’ Provisions

PIERRE - Governor Daugaard has joined a number of other Republican governors in refusing certain elements of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

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a New York City company is marketing what it says is a sorbet for people who have the flu.
a New York City company is marketing what it says is a sorbet for people who have the flu.

A Flu-Fighting Sorbet

Now this may be just what you need, if you've been fighting influenza: a sorbet for people who have the flu.

I'd never heard of such a thing, but something that came by e-mail quotes a story in the New York Post, and it sounds like somebody's old family flu remedy, although it's definitely not from my family

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South Dakota Schools See Path to Better Health

SIOUX FALLS - Several Sioux Falls elementary schools are encouraging students to walk or run more in an effort to promote a healthier and more active lifestyle.

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Group Sees Progress in Effort to Cut Infant Deaths

PIERRE - A South Dakota task force reports that progress has been made in carrying out a program aimed at reducing the number of infants who die each year.

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Dakotas-based Sanford Health Might Expand to China

SIOUX FALLS - Sanford Health could be operating in China in about a year if the Dakotas-based health system can work out details of a joint venture with the country's communist government.

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