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In The Moment ... January 4, 2018 Show 249 Hour 2

Dr. Holm joins us for a conversation about popular food myths. We talk eggs, carbs, and supplements.

In The Moment ... January 8, 2018 Show 251 Hour 1

Filmmaker Jennifer Brea was a Harvard PhD student soon to be engaged when she was struck down by a mysterious fever that left her bedridden.  As her illness progressed, doctors insisted it was "all in her head."  That's when Jennifer began a video diary on her phone that eventually became the powerful and intimate documentary, "Unrest." 

You can watch "Unrest" on Independent Lens.  It airs tonight at 8:00 Central/7:00 Mountain on SDPB-TV

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... January 3, 2018 Show 248 Hour 1

We are mere days into the New Year, and maybe your goals for 2018 are already waning a bit. Kandace Brands is a health coach for Avera.

In The Moment ... January 2, 2018 Show 247 Hour 1

Dr. Josh Clayton is the state's new epidemiologist. He joins us for an overview of his role, an update on the current flu season, and thoughts on South Dakota's infant mortality rate and opioid use statistics.

In The Moment ... December 14, 2017 Show 240 Hour 1 

Jason Purnell, PhD, leads For the Sake of All, a project to eliminate racial inequalities. He joined us from the SDPB Black Hills Bureau after the Morning Fill Up at The Garage. Morning Fill Up is supported by the Numad Group and the Bush Foundation. 

We talk about the health implications of discrimination and turning research into tangible solutions for increasing equality.

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In The Moment ... November 16, 2017 Show 222 Hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm is host of “On Call with the Prairie Doc.” We preview tonight’s program on infectious disease and also discuss why parents should keep cell phones out of family bedrooms.

In The Moment ... November 9, 2017 Show 217 Hour 2

This week, we preview Dr. Holm's weekly television program on SDPB-TV with a conversation about dementia.

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In The Moment ... October 25, 2017 Show 206 Hour 1

Yesterday the Annie E. Casey Foundation released the 2017 Race for Results report. It's one of the most comprehensive analyses of the state of child well-being for children of color in the United States. Joining us now is Carole Cochran, director of South Dakota KIDS COUNT.

In The Moment ... October 23, 2017 Show 204 Hour 1

Dr. William Elmquist is a distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutics at the University of Minnesota. Today, he is the keynote speaker for the 27th Annual Pharmacy Fall Convocation. His talk is called "Targeted Central Nervous System Delivery to Treat Brain Tumors: Many Challenges, Many Opportunities." He joins us to talk research, hope, and why he thinks his job is the greatest in the world.

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In The Moment ... October 17, 2017 Show 200 Hour 1

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In the Moment ... October 12, 2017 Show 197 Hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm joins us for your weekly checkup. We preview this week’s “On Call with the Prairie Doc” on SDPB-TV.

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In the Moment ... October 12, 2017 Show 197 Hour 2

In a world thrumming with joy and agony, sometimes the only thing you can do is pick up a pen. Fortunately, sometimes that's also the best thing you can do. Denice Turner offers a Geek Speak Lecture at Black Hills State University this afternoon. She's the author of the memoir "Worthy." She joins us now for a preview of "Tasting Life Twice: On Life-Writing and Wellbeing"

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In The Moment ... October 5, 2017 Show 192 hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm is known as the Prairie Doc. He joins us weekly to talk timely health topics.

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In The Moment ... October 5, 2017 Show 192 hour 1

SDPB's Cara Hetland brings you an update on the Cancer Moonshot from South Dakota researchers and physicians. The Cancer Action Network hosted an event in Sioux Falls on October 4 to discuss progress. Cara Hetland is host of In the Moment's Innovation and SDPB's Director of Radio.

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In The Moment ... October 4, 2017 Show 191 Hour 1

Welcome to October, when the leaves turn golden and the world turns a fairer shade of pink. Today we talk innovations in breast cancer treatment, and if you live in rural South Dakota, the latest might be of particular interest to the women you care about. Joining us is Dr Julie Reiland, breast surgeon with Avera Medical Group Comprehensive Breast Care.

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In The Moment ... September 28, 2017 Show 187 Hour 1

September is national suicide awareness and prevention month. The Center for Disease Control reports that suicide is the second leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. In July, new state legislation took effect to help ensure that teachers can play a role in helping South Dakota's young people who are struggling with mental health. SDPB's Jackie Hendry shares the details of the new policy.

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In The Moment ... September 28, 2017 Show 187 Hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm is known as the Prairie Doc. He joins us each week at this time to talk health and more.

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In The Moment ... September 27, 2017 Show 186 Hour 2

If you live in a rural area, your chances of dying from cancer are higher than those of your metropolitan neighbors. A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looks into the Cancer Incident Rate. Joining us to make sense of it is Dr. Jonathan Bleeker, an oncologist with Sanford.

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In The Moment ... September 7, 2017 Show 172 Hour 2

We begin the hour with Retired Brigadier General Robert Benson. You can hear him speak about his more than 30-year career with the South Dakota National Guard this weekend as part of the South Dakota Veterans forum. That's 9 a.m. to 11, mountain time at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum.

Dr. Richard Holm is host and creator of On Call With the Prairie Doc. He joins us to preview tonight's program on SDPB-TV with the theme of dental care for the elderly. 

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In The Moment ... August 24, 2017 Show 163 Hour 2

What makes a city thrive in 2017? Hani Shafai is the president of Dream Design International. He joins us to talk about development in the private sector in Rapid City. It’s a conversation about affordable housing, how a new generation lives and works, and overcoming hardship.

Dr. Richard Holm is the Prairie Doc. See his program on SDPB-TV. Today we talk about eye health.

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In The Moment ... August 17,2017 Show 158 Hour 2

What’s the impact of war on higher education? Today we welcome University of Sioux Falls professor Stephen Jackson. He’s been at work exploring the impact of World War II on the University of Sioux Falls. Dr. Jackson’s research will appear alongside other scholars’ work in the book “Denominational Higher Education During World War II.” The book focuses on the framing of faith and war, service to the nation, and the dynamics of the denominational campus during the war years.

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In The Moment ... August 10, 2017 Show 153 Hour 2

What do you wish you knew about autism? What are the next keys to unlocking the complex puzzle for families? Dr. Suma Jacob is a double board-certified psychiatrist. She is the director of the Autism Research Program at the University of Minnesota. She joins us for a conversation about autism and genetic research.

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In The Moment ... August 10, 2017 Show 153 Hour 1

The death of musician Glen Campbell this week has many South Dakotans talking about Alzheimer's. Campbell waged a public battle against the disease. Leslie Morrow is the state director for the Alzheimer's Association. We talk with her about lifting the stigma of Alzheimer’s and how and when to seek screening.

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Biotechnology is a booming business, and South Dakota companies are competing with organizations around the globe. Local scientists pioneer medicine, agriculture, manufacturing, and research. A researcher-turned-business developer outlines his assessment for area investors and scientists in an extended interview.

South Dakota Biotech's annual summit brought professionals together for the discussion, and some future scientists help equip fellow kids.

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South Dakota’s United States Senators say their health care plan is better than the Affordable Care Act. Thursday Senate Republicans released a draft of the highly-anticipated health care overhaul bill.

US Senator Mike Rounds says the Better Care Reconciliation Act is more moderate than the US House health care overhaul bill. He says it's a draft until the congressional budget office scores the bill.

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Schools and producers are working to feed kids with local crops. A federal grant worth $24,158 helps educate stakeholders on the Farm to School movement. The project brings local ingredients to school food programs.

Farm to Table restaurants aim to bring local foods directly to diners. Schools have a similar program to connect students with products raised nearby.

Sandra Kangas is the South Dakota Department of Education’s director of Child and Adult Nutrition Services. She says Farm to School improves access to local foods.

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South Dakota authorities have taken 500-thousand dollars’ worth of a dangerous drug off the street. Tuesday Chamberlain Police and the state’s Division of Criminal Investigation executed a search warrant. They found 20,000 fentanyl pills.

Fentanyl has real medical uses. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that doctors prescribe the synthetic opioid to ease pain after surgery or alleviate chronic pain. People addicted to drugs may use fentanyl that’s manufactured for medicine.

Sioux Falls researchers are employing light to open blood vessels. The US Food and Drug Administration is green-lighting a trial that could help patients who suffer from peripheral vascular disease. Doctors say more than 8 million people live with the condition.

Research leaders say the FDA okays a study that uses NVS to treat PVD. Acronyms aside, leaders have the go-ahead for a clinical trial. It may determine whether a new combination of a medical device and a drug can help people with leg problems related to their blood vessels.

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Aspiring nurses are researching vulnerable populations and brainstorming strategies to improve lives. University of Sioux Falls students examine vulnerable populations. Some teams consider solutions for children who are hearing impaired. Others develop a plan to deter college students from abusing alcohol. Hear from a nursing instructor about comprehensive patient care and learn about the vision these 20-somethings have for making the world a better place.

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Fewer South Dakota babies are dying. New numbers reveal 2016 had the lowest infant mortality rate on South Dakota record.   

South Dakota welcomed 12,270 babies last year, and 59 of them died. That means for every 1,000 live births fewer than five babies die. The rate is 4.8.

In 2015, the rate was 7.3 deaths per 1,000 live births.

Colleen Winter with the South Dakota Department of Health says people can prevent many infant deaths with a combination of healthy decisions that prioritize safety.

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