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At Sioux Falls Clinic, Students are the Doctors

SIOUX FALLS - One evening a month, students from the Sanford-USD School of Medicine come to the Avera Health clinic in downtown Sioux Falls to diagnose and treat patients, write prescriptions and give them advice.

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Germs With Your Coffee?

I saw a story that says the coffee mug you use at work is more than likely, well, germ-laden.

In fact, I think the phrase they used was "colonies of germs...

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South Dakota Flu Deaths Make It Deadliest Winter in 8 Years

SIOUX FALLS - South Dakota Department of Health officials say 30 people in the state have died from the flu, making it the deadliest winter in eight years.

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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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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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