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Avera Health Adds Pierre Hospital to Network

Avera Health is buying St. Mary's Healthcare Center in Pierre in a merger that will give the Sioux Falls-based health network a stronger foothold in central South Dakota.

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Health Official Urges Food Safety Over Holidays

South Dakota's state epidemiologist is reminding residents to cook and store foods at proper temperatures over the holidays.

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Antibiotic-resistant Infections Reported in NE South Dakota

The Department of Health is investigating a cluster of bacterial infections in northeastern South Dakota.

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How to Naturally Beat the Afternoon Blahs [LIST]

Not sure how you're going to make it through the afternoon? Try one of these eight things - or try them all if you're really struggling!

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Flu Hits Early in South Dakota

15 minutes and about $30 for a healthier season is worth it.

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Federal officials say influenza has arrived in five Southern states, earlier than usual. Predictions are that the disease could be heavy this year.
Federal officials say influenza has arrived in five Southern states, earlier than usual. Predictions are that the disease could be heavy this year.

Flu Season is Early, but It’s Here

A while back we talked about the importance of getting a flu shot, and although the people who keep track say it's early, the influenza season is here.

The flu has shown up already in five states, none of them around South Dakota, but this news means you need to be vaccinated if you haven't been already

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Exercise Can Improve Memory in Older Adults

It is often said that, as you age, the memory is the first thing to go. However, according to a new study, one fairly simple step can greatly improve older adults' ability to remember.

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Bye, Bye Twinkies

If you must ride off into the sunset, do it with style and grace my little spongy friend. Thanks for all of the cream-filled memories.

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Smokers are encouraged to quit smoking or to make plans to quit on the "Great American Smokeout" held the third Thursday of November each year.
Smokers are encouraged to quit smoking or to make plans to quit on the "Great American Smokeout" held the third Thursday of November each year.

“Smokeout” Encourages Smokers to Quit

Thursday marks the "Great American Smokeout," the American Cancer Society's annual effort to encourage smokers to quit or make plans to quit.

I'm blessed in that regard, because I didn't grow up around cigarettes

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South Dakota Health Care Providers Urge Medicaid Expansion

South Dakota doctors and hospitals are urging the state to expand its Medicaid program so thousands of additional low-income residents can receive coverage.

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