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Adria Botella

In The Moment ... June 27, 2018 Show 367 Hour 1

We talk this hour about addressing opioid overuse and abuse in South Dakota and the statewide efforts and policies to save lives.

We're joined by:
Tom Martinec, Deputy Secretary, South Dakota Department of Health

Tiffany Wolfgang, Director, Division of Behavioral Health Services, SD DSS

Tim Rave, VP of Public Policy, Sanford Health

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In The Moment ... April 3, 2018 Show 307 Hour 1

We all are curious to a degree whether or not we are susceptible to certain diseases or cancers genetically. There are a few different ways for us to determine that. Dr. Cassie Hajek is a medical geneticist with Sanford Health's Imagenetics.

Dr. Dan Heinemann is a vice president and medical officer for Sanford Health Network. He's serving his second term as delegation chair for the American Academy of Family Physicians delegation to the AMA. He joins us to discuss the CARA 2.0 Act in Congress, billed as the sequel to the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016

In The Moment ... March 6, 2018 Show 290 Hour 2

Lori Walsh

In the Moment ... February 26, 2018 Show 284 Hour 2

Cornelius Boerkoel, M.D., PhD., leads Sanford's Imagenetics research program. He joins us for a conversation about inter-generational trauma and scientific efforts to understand the role stress plays in expressions of genetic instructions.
 

Lori Walsh

Kurt Griffin, director of clinical trials for The Sanford Project discusses the T-Rex Study, a phase 2 clinical trial has completed enrollment of 110 children with type 1 diabetes. The study uses the patient’s own T cells to help the body fight type 1 diabetes. Patients are followed for two years.

In The Moment ... December 12, 2017 Show 238 Hour 2 

Bobbie Tibbetts, Vice President, Sanford Health Foundation, joins the program to discuss the impact of philanthropy in the state. We talk about gifts, both big and small, as well as the role of philanthropy in healthcare.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... November 28, 2017 Show 228 Hour 1

Paul Weckman is a retired U.S. Navy Captain and the current director of Sanford Health’s new department of veterans and military services. He joins us to discuss the goals of the initiative.

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In The Moment ... October 24, 2017 Show 205 Hour 1

November first is the first day of open enrollment with the Affordable Care Act. On October 12th, President Trump signed an executive order designed to end Obama-era reimbursements for insurers help with service to low-income consumers. We talk health insurance for South Dakotans with Jennifer Grassrope, Outreach & Enrollment Specialist for the Affordable Care Act, and Kirk Zimmer, Executive Vice President, Sanford Health Plan.

Cara Hetland

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.

Lori Walsh

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 ... July 25, 2017 Show 141 Hour 2

Today marks a landmark vote in the Senate regarding health insurance in America. This morning we caught up with Senator John Thune for details on what exactly today's procedural vote means and what happens in the days ahead.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... July 25, 2017 Show 141 Hour 1

Most biographers pay little attention to food. A new book seeks to remedy that. Laura Shapiro is the James Beard award-winning author of "Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories," an account of the relationships six famous women had with food. She joins us to talk about food, gender, and why telling our own food stories.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 28, 2017 Show 124 Hour 1

A biospecimens working group for a national children's health program has a new co-chair. This group is part of the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes, or ECHO. Amy Elliott is a Sanford researcher and was appointed by her ECHO colleagues. ECHO is an initiative of the National Institute of Health that studies how environmental exposures affect child health and development. Dr. Elliott joins us with more.

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Bryan is a father of two children who have recently been diagnosed with Batten Disease. This is a fatal, inherited disorder of the nervous system. Bryan's two children are in a clinical trial in Ohio. We'll also talk with Sanford Health's Dr. Jill Weimer whose lab developed the experimental gene-therapy to treat the disease.

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In The Moment ... May 4, 2017 Show 086 Hour 2

First responders and medical professionals are assessing their performance during a mock helicopter crash. They held the drill Tuesday morning. Crews began by pretending they had Avera helicopter on the Sanford landing pad...and people were hurt. SDPB's Kealey Bultena shows you how it unfolded.

In The Moment ... January 2, 2017 Show 001 Hour 2

Guests: US Sen. John Thune; Dr. Steve Herrmann, Director of Operations for Sanford Profile; SDPB's Jim Kent on the prescribed burn of Rockerville SD; Images of the Past: Personalities with Chuck Anderson

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November is national Palliative Care and Hospice Month. Dr. Terri Peterson Henry, a physician with the Sanford Palliative Care Health Team, and Dr. Joyce Nelson, Professor Emeritus of Nursing at Augustana University, Join Dakota Midday for a conversation about palliative care, advanced directives, and using Thanksgiving as a time to have the difficult conversations with your family about end-of-life wishes. These resources are available: www.gowish.org and www.lifecirclesd.org

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South Dakotans who don’t have insurance are more likely to skip cancer screenings. Figures from the South Dakota Department of Health show insurance status affects patients’ preventative care decisions.

Health leaders are examining cancer screening rates, and they say a stark division emerges when breaking down the numbers.

Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon leads South Dakota’s Department of Health. She says people without insurance receive fewer cancer screenings than people with health coverage.

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Sanford oncologist and cancer researcher Dr. Steven Powell was among a team of researchers who discovered that the drug olanzaphine significantly improved nausea prevention in patients who were receiving chemotherapy for cancer treatment. The findings were recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

    

Deep Underground Gravity Lab Hunts Mystery Waves

Dec 4, 2014
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An array of seismographs positioned throughout the former Homestake Mine can detect earthquakes that happen on the other side of the planet.

The NSF funded research at the Sanford Lab aims to learn more about how earthquake waves travel through rock.

The research could also help scientists establish a next generation gravity wave detector.

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A shortage of physicians is a problem in South Dakota's small towns. But a new initiative at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine is designed to help fix the problem by sending medical students to rural South Dakota hospitals.

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Dr. Jerome Freeman is a practicing neurologist and chair of the Department of Neurosciences at Sanford School of Medicine. Dr. Freeman believes medicine is rich in science and technology, but all too often its marvelous powers are accompanied by a clinician's calm detachment rather than the soft touch of human kindness. Dr. Freeman's book "Bringing Kindness to medicine: Stories from the Prairie" illustrates the power and importance of kindness through real-life stories from his years practicing medicine in South Dakota.

  

  

The Children’s Health Research Center at Sanford Research in Sioux Falls has received an 11.6 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health. The money will come over a 5 year period and will support new projects and research.

The Children’s Health Research Center has been with Sanford Research since 2009. It is also associated with the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.

Peter Vitiello is with the Children’s Health Research Center.

Sioux Falls SkyForce Heats Up

Jun 21, 2013

After a thrilling game seven victory, the Miami Heat are the 2013 NBA Champions. This gives the franchise back to back championships after making the league finals, the last three years. The distance between Miami and South Dakota doesn't give the Heat a large fan base in this area. However, there's a new partnership that could change that.

Selective Mastectomy

May 17, 2013

Sanford Genetic Counselor Kristen DeBerg joins the program to discuss selective mastectomy. Kristen is the person who runs the test to find out the BRCA2 gene, which is what put Angelina Jolie at such a high risk.

Event Center Keeps Impressing In Early Stages

May 9, 2013

The Denny Sanford Premiere Center in Sioux Falls is moving closer to completion. Today the city announced sponsorship spots for loge seating at the facility. Participants surrounded by the project are very excited with the progress.

Health Care Summit

Sep 20, 2012

SDPB Radio's Kealey Bultena reports from this morning's Health Care Summit hosted by the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce at the Washington Pavilion.  Many businesses, including over 2200 Chamber members had the chance to ask questions about how the Affordable Care Act will affect business.  Panelists included Deb Fischer Clemens of Avera Health, Tom Pruner from Eide Bailly LLP, Cindy Morrison with Sanford Health and Dave Kroon of Woods, Fuller, Schulz & Smith.