Diseases

Dr. Ranjit Koodali is the Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Chemistry at the University of South Dakota. He joins us each month to discuss the latest research in chemistry. We dicsuss nanomedicine and the versatility of materials contributing to this fast and emerging area of research to find novel solutions and cures for diseases. 

Rare Disease Day

Feb 25, 2014

Rare Disease Day is an observance held on the last day of February to raise awareness of rare diseases and improve access to treatment and medical representation for individuals with rare diseases and their families.  Liz Wheeler is the director of Coordination of Rare Diseases at Sanford (CoRDS).  CoRDS and Sanford Children's Health Research Center is hosting the 4th Sanford Rare Disease Symposium Thursday and Friday at the Sanford Center in Sioux Falls.  CoRDS is a registry that stores information on individuals affected by a rare disease to help accelerate research into rare diseases.  T

CoRDS Symposium

Feb 15, 2013

Liz Donohue, Director for Coordination of Rare Diseases at Sanford (CoRDS), discussed the 3rd annual rare disease symposium.  The symposium is scheduled for March 1, at Sanford Center in Sioux Falls.

Sleep Disorders

Dec 12, 2012

Dr. Rizan Hajal discussed the basics of healthy sleep, diseases that could affect sleep and changes in sleep with aging.  Hajal is board certified in pulmonary medicine, sleep medicine and critical care medicine.  He is the medical director of the Sioux Falls Sleep Center.  Hajal will speak on sleep disorders at a health forum at Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen on Thursday evening.

Cases of sexually transmitted diseases are increasing at what officials are calling an alarming rate. Chlamydia infections in South Dakota have doubled since the late 1990’s, and gonorrhea is twice as common now as it was five years ago. State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says that there are a few main factors that may be causing this increase.
 

Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Nov 19, 2012

November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month.  On today's Dakota Midday, Gary Drevitch, NextAvenue.org Caregiving and Health & Well Being Editor and Jane Aspaas, Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Association of South Dakota, offer real-world advice for Alzheimer's patients and their families.  They also provide insight on caregiving and end-of-life planning.