Getting Proactive on Mental Health in Western South Dakota

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Recorded 16 May 2018

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The Vision To Listen

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I recently put together a story about a woman who knows that two people can see because doctors were able to save her son’s corneas and transplant them. I’ve always known my grandpa had multiple corneal transplants, so it’s seemed almost routine. But this woman rightly found joy in knowing her son saved someone’s sight, and I began to consider how grateful I should be for my grandpa’s vision.

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The Top-10 Most Iconic Junk Foods

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Today is National Junk Food Day! To celebrate this unique moment, here are the 'Top-10 Most Iconic Junk Foods' of all-time, according to watchmojo.com

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Top-25 “Diet Buster” Foods to Avoid

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Are you on a diet or trying to lose some weight? Maybe you're trying to become more fit by making healthier decisions. According to Health Magazine, these are the top-25 foods a person should try and avoid. Some of the items on the list may surprise you.

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The Strangest Use For Bacon...Ever?

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PBS Digital Studios presents a very odd use for America's favorite food - Bacon. Even parasitic botflies living under your skin love Bacon. On this edition of Gross Science we'll learn what "bacon therapy" is, and see the process explained.

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Caring For Mom & Dad

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Americans are living longer than ever before, and soon older adults will outnumber the young. Today, family caregivers are providing 90 percent of parent care, in addition to balancing work and family. CARING FOR MOM & DAD explores the emotional, health and financial challenges that many caregivers face every day.

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SDPB Discusses Cancer With Experts in South Dakota

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SDPB has been discussing the issue of cancer on Dakota Midday the past week. The guest list included Travis Christofferson (South Dakota Author of “Tripping Over the Truth”), Dr. Christopher Fischer (Nuclear Medicine Specialist at Sanford Health), and Dr. David Pearce (President of Sanford Research).

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Ancient Physicians Struggle to Understand Cancer

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Watch a clip from the upcoming film, "Cancer: The Emperor of Maladies."

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8 Reasons You're Losing Sleep

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As if there weren’t enough things keeping you tossing and turning each night, here’s a new one: Using short-wave, blue light-emitting e-readers, like the iPad, iPhone, Nook Color, Kindle and Kindle Fire before bedtime can make it harder to fall asleep, according to a December 2014 study at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

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The Blind Woman Who Saw Rain

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Imagine a world that is completely black. You can't see a thing — unless something happens to move. You can see the rain falling from the sky, the steam coming from your coffee cup, a car passing by on the street.

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Why We Pick And Choose Which Science To Believe In

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Climate change, vaccines, genetically modified foods -- those topics are ripe for debate and disbelief among people of every political persuasion who aren’t convinced by scientific evidence. 

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Once A Vaccine Skeptic, This Mom Changed Her Mind

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The ongoing measles outbreak linked to Disneyland has led to some harsh comments about parents who don't vaccinate their kids. But Juniper Russo, a writer in Chattanooga, Tenn., says she understands those parents because she used to be one of them.

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Health Insurance Marketplace Deadline Approaching

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As of January 9th, just over 17,000 South Dakotans had enrolled in private health insurance plans through the state health insurance exchange. The deadline for people to sign up for through the Marketplace Open Enrollment is February 15th. 

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The REAL Problem With New Year's Resolutions

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New Year's Resolutions have become more popular in previous years, but the success rate for completing them is extremely low. According to Forbes, New Year's Resolutions are only achieved by....

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