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In The Moment ... June 13, 2018 Show 357 Hour 1

This month, NPR brings you a new series called "How to Raise a Human." Follow the hashtag on social medial or on NPR.org.

SDPB brings those conversations home to South Dakota by welcoming pediatricians and parenting coaches and parents to talk about the glorious and messy and marvelous journey that is parenting.

Sue Illg is a parenting coach at Sanford Health.  She talks about "Helping the Mother."

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In The Moment ... June 5, 2018 Show 351 Hour 1

If you know someone with a serious mental illness, odds are you know someone who is slipping through the cracks when it comes to standard American health care and chronic disease.  A recent report in the New York Times indicates those with serious mental illness die 15-30 years younger than those without.

It's a startling statistic with complicated contributing factors.  South Dakota healthcare providers are facing the challenge with innovations in screening and treatment.

Pay Attention!

Jun 7, 2018
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In The Moment ... June 5, 2018 Show 351 Hour 1

In one of NPR's upcoming How to Raise a Human reports Michaleen Doucleff travels to rural Mexico to discover a group of Mayan children with extraordinary abilities to pay attention.

SDPB is bringing How to Raise a Human home to South Dakota.  Shane Hamilton, an Integrated Health Therapist with Sanford Health, expands on the subject.

Sanford Announces Great Shots Golf Center

Jun 7, 2018
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Sanford Health is expanding its Sports Complex in Sioux Falls with a facility focused entirely on golf. The space will include an interactive driving range and the Sanford POWER Golf Academy. 

Sanford Health President and CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft says the upcoming facility is called Great Shots. He says the $12 million project will combine sports medicine research with a year-round golfing facility, restaurant, and spaces for kids and corporate meetings.

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In The Moment ... May 16, 2018 Show 338 Hour 1

SDPB brings NPR's #HowToRaiseAHuman conversations home to South Dakota. Where better to start than with the sometimes maddening topic, of babies and sleep?

Bleary eyed parents ... wake up. Help is on the way. Joining us for the conversation is Sanford pediatrician Dr. Laura Whittington.

In The Moment ... May 16, 2018 Show 338 Hour 1

We're talking this hour about #HowToRaiseAHuman, NPR's cross-platform coverage on what parenting books might not tell you.

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Sanford Health physicians and leaders were among the international experts presenting at the Fourth International Vatican Conference in Rome on April 26-28. The conference brings together leaders in health care, science and research as part of the Cura Foundation conference.  This is the second time Sanford physicians have presented their work at this conference.  Jill Weimer is the senior director of therapeutic development and associate scientist at Sanford Research.

Melanoma Monday

May 7, 2018
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In The Moment ... May 7, 2018 Show 331 Hour 2

The sun is out, and so is the aloe vera. If your skin is feeling the effects of the May sunshine, it might be time to reconsider the notion of a "healthy glow."

Today is Melanoma Monday. We're talking tanning beds and cancer screenings.

Here's some statistics to get us started: Nearly 44% of high school junior girls and nearly 50% of high school senior girls currently use tanning beds in South Dakota (2013, YRBS)

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... April 30, 2018 Show 326 Hour 1

The CDC estimates that one in 150 8-year-olds in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder. Are the numbers on the rise, or is the definition of autism expanding. What, if anything does it mean for parents as they look at their children and wonder about behavior and development?

Tressa Dykstra is a nurse practitioner at Sanford Children's Hospital.

Dr. Amy Sanford, an oncologist with Sanford discusses the findings of a new study that shows greater survival for newly diagnosed advanced lung cancer patients who receive an immunotherapy drug plus standard chemotherapy. These results are expected to change the way patients are treated.

In The Moment ... February 27, 2018 Show 285 Hour 1

Jolene Mitchell, DO,  is an occupational medicine specialist with Sanford Health. She's done research on over-the-road-truckers and joins us to talk about everything from the loneliness of the road to the specific health and safety challenges of America's transportation industry.

In The Moment ... January 29, 2018 Show 265 Hour 2

The voices of women continue to resonate in American politics, business, and the entertainment industry. But are we speaking out about how women are represented in medical research?

The FDA has launched a "Diverse Women in Clinical Trials Campaign." We're joined by Lora Black, Senior Director of Clinical Research at Sanford Health.

Sanford Health Expands to Five New Countries

Jan 23, 2018
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Sanford Health is establishing a presence in five countries in 2018. It's also expanding preexisting services in China and Ghana.

On Tuesday, Sanford announced it's expansion to New Zealand, Ireland, Vietnam, Costa Rica and South Africa. It's also expanding on the 23 current Sanford Clinics in Ghana, and adding remote physician partnerships for oncology support in China. 

Dan Blue is the Executive Vice President of Sanford World Clinic. He said these partnerships help hospital staff learn from other physicians around the world.

In The Moment ... December 7, 2017 Show 235 Hour 2 

As America faces an opioid epidemic, South Dakota wrestles to keep a full-blown crisis outside our borders. We spend the hour discussing pain, alternative paths to pain management, and opioid overuse.

Scott Dover is the program manager for integrated health at the VA Medical Center in Sioux Falls. Grant Dorothy is a combat-wounded veteran. He served in Vietnam and gets his healthcare at VA.

In The Moment ... December 4, 2017 Show 232 Hour 2 

Four and a half years ago, Dan Brendtro sat by his daughter's side as she was diagnosed with a rare disease, one that could confine her to a wheelchair before high school graduation.

Freidrich's Ataxia steals mobility. But it also targets the heart and other organs. Many patients die in their 20s.  Raena Brendtro is now 16.

Peter Vitiello is a research scientist at Sanford Health.

In The Moment ... November 13, 2017 Show 218 Hour 1 

It's an award for people who get things done. Sanford Health has announced a million dollar prize for advances in global medical research.

We're joined by Micah Aberson, Sanford's chief global brand officer, for a conversation about seeking the mavericks and innovators in the healthcare space.

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The cost for individual health insurance is going up in South Dakota following an executive order from the Trump Administration rolling back cost-sharing payments.

Those payments back insurance companies who lose money by insuring individuals on the exchange.

The rollback will impact the ten percent of South Dakotans who get healthcare from the exchange.

Kirk Zimmer is the executive Vice President for Sanford Health Plan.

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In The Moment ... August 2, 2017 Show 147 Hour 1

As international experts predict North Korea could develop a workable missile with a reliable warhead by early next year, Americans consider, once again, what it means to live in the shadow of nuclear weapons. We welcome author and Washington Post reporter Dan Zak. His book is called "Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age." It's now in paperback.

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A treatment developed at Sanford Research is in clinical trial to help kids with a debilitating genetic condition. The FDA fast-tracked the study in part because the condition progresses quickly and children die.

Six patients are part of the Batten Disease trial. One family from the Midwest has a child treated.

Beth and Bryan live in Minnesota. At four years old, their son Blake struggled with fine motor skills. They incorporated occupational therapy. Then Blake needed speech therapy. Then his gross motor skills deteriorated, and he needed physical therapy.

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A national study examines whether medication approved for one cancer treats other forms of the disease.

Sanford Health locations are part of the clinical trial. It's called the Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry Study (TAPUR).

Dr. Steven Powell is the principal investigator for Sanford Health. He says precision cancer therapy uses patients' genetics and traits of individual cancers to treat disease. He says the study may expand options for treating patients who have advanced cancers.

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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. 

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In The Moment ... April 13, 2017 Show 071 Hour 2

We continue with Hour Two of “The Shift.” SDPB’s Lee Strubinger looks at legislative solutions to changing demographics in South Dakota, focusing on Build South Dakota program as it celebrates its first graduates.

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Researchers at Sanford Health want to know whether stems cells from abdominal fat can help with shoulder injuries. An FDA-approved trial is in the works with 18 patients between Sioux Falls and Fargo, North Dakota. Meet the first patient enrolled in the study, find out how it works, and hear an in-depth conversation with Sanford's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allison Suttle about what the clinical results may reveal.

"I really don’t know what I did," Mike Duncan says.

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A new agreement preserves health insurance options for 26,000 State of South Dakota employees. State leaders and Sanford Health negotiated to cover state employees at an in-network cost. That allows some DakotaCare patients to see Sanford doctors without huge price increases.

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Thousands of South Dakotans must change doctors and clinics if they want their health insurance to cover the care. Starting January 1, 2017, Sanford Health no longer accepts Avera insurance including DakotaCare, and Avera Health in South Dakota isn't taking Sanford Health Plan insurance. That leaves some people who can't afford to pay out of pocket with little choice, and it requires others to leave trusted medical providers to find new services that work with their insurance.

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Avera Health is removing its South Dakota hospitals, clinics, and physicians from the Sanford Health Plan. The change means people who have Sanford insurance won’t have coverage if they go to Avera’s providers. It’s the latest development in a health care clash among the state’s two largest health systems.

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Eugene Hoyme, M.D., and Amy Elliott, Ph.D. discuss new FASD Diagnostic standards. The two were part of a group of experts who developed clinical guidelines for diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders based on an analysis of more than 10,000 individuals involved in studies of prenatal alcohol exposure.

Elizabeth "Betty" Meyer served as a key leader during South Dakota's revolution in access to breast cancer screenings and breast health care. She is part of the 2016 class of inductees into the South Dakota Hall of Fame.

Meyer joins Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to talk about her career, how an introvert becomes a leader, and how an army of women changed the landscape of healthcare in South Dakota.

Sarah Kuhnert is a survivorship nurse with the mySurvivorMentor program at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls. mySurvivorMentor is a new program that is currently available to breast cancer patients. It links survivors to walk the cancer journey with newly diagnosed patients. 

Cancer, says Vice President Joe Biden, is personal.

He spoke at the South Dakota Cancer Moonshot Summit via simultaneous, nationwide livestream, calling for cooperation, innovation, and accountability in cancer research and treatment nationwide.

SDPB’s Director of Radio Cara Hetland brings you scenes from the Summit, including impassioned comments from the vice-president: "Time matters. Days matter. Minutes matter."

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