Vaping-Related Acute Respiratory Illness

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In the Moment ... September 10, 2019 Show 655 Hour 1 

South Dakota has joined more than 30 other states in seeing vaping-related acute respiratory illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises Americans to forgo vaping during an ongoing investigation into an epidemic of e-cigarette related illness. 

Dr. Dan Heinemann of Sanford Health provides insight.        

In The Moment ... March 8, 2018 Show 292 Hour 2

Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell hosts "Triggers: A Critical Conversation About Guns and Mental Health in America." It's a look at different perspectives on gun rights and young adult mental health in America.

Alisha Vincent is Executive Director of the McGovern Center for Leadership and Public Service at Dakota Wesleyan University

John Gruber is a guest speaker at the event and is with the Illinois Council Against Gun Violence. He was Senior Manager with the Brady Campaign

In The Moment ... December 20, 2017 Show 244 Hour 1

The controversy in America over language continues.

Augustana University professors Jennifer Gubbels, PhD., and Patrick Hicks, PhD., explore the notion of banned words and how to process recent news stories highlighting them.

Experts Don't Find Mold

Jul 29, 2015

A group of experts say a university building on the USD campus is not making people sick.

Three experts with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health were called to the University of South Dakota following complaints in a campus building.

USD officials brought in federal health experts after reports of mold and other poor conditions at Noteboom Hall on campus. 

But, after days of testing and inspecting the building, the experts found no mold or dangerous contamination. They blamed the uncomfortable conditions on lack of air ventilation.

Thunder Valley CDC Aims To Forge New Tribal Community

Jun 22, 2015
Chynna Lockett

An effort to build a new sustainable and energy self-sufficient community on Pine Ridge is underway.
The Thunder Valley CDC held a groundbreaking near Sharps Corner on Pine Ridge for the new housing development and community.   Hundreds of people including a number of federal and tribal dignitaries attended. The event comes with an announcement of major funding made available through the federal government for the project.

Avian flu is spreading across the country, and it’s shown up at six South Dakota turkey operations. Those farms are in counties including Beadle, Kingsbury, McCook, McPherson, Roberts and Spink. The virus moves rapidly when birds catch the H5N2 strain.

Avian flu viruses commonly exist in wild bird populations, and the latest version is spreading onto farms. It hits quickly. John Clifford is the Chief Veterinary Officer for the USDA.

CDC Names SD Childhood Immunization Champion

Apr 30, 2014

A Sioux Falls physician is being recognized for her efforts to boost childhood immunization rates.   

The Centers for Disease Control named Dr. Jennifer Schriever the South Dakota “Childhood Immunization Champion."

The CDC appointment comes alongside a report from the World Health Organization about the increase in so called “super bugs” or antibiotic resistant bacteria.