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In The Moment ... September 19, 2019 Show 661 Hour 2

Conditions that affect your vascular system are common and can be serious. Vascular disease types include blood clots, stroke, aneurysms and more. On Call with the Prairie Doc is on SDPB TV tonight at 7 central, 6 mountain. Dr. Rick Holm joins us now from the Jeanine Baysinger studio on the campus of South Dakota State University.  

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In The Moment ... September 19, 2019 Show 661 Hour 2

Hours after tornadoes touched down in Sioux Falls last week, we began hearing stories of destruction, loss, and heroism. A medical team at Avera's Heart Hospital continued an emergency operation as winds battered the building and a tornado brushed the roof. Avera's Behavioral Health facility received structural damage, calling for a new path for care for patients. 

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In The Moment ... September 12, 2019 Show 657 Hour 1

Dr. Amanda McKinney speaks around the world at conferences about how plant-based eating reduces the risk of chronic diseases like heart attack, stroke, Alzheimer's and cancer.

McKinney is the founder of the Institute for Human and Planetary Health.

Alison Gerrish is a Physician Assistant in Watertown. She maages the Plant Based Nutrition of South Dakota Facebook group.

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In The Moment ... September 11, 2019 Show 656 Hour 1

The South Dakota Farm & Ranch Stress Summit provides mental health training and suicide prevention while offering tools for counselors, agri-businesspeople, and community members on how to recognize and aid those in the ag community who are experiencing chronic stress.

The Summit takes place on September 23-25 at the Arrowwood Cedar Shore Resort & Conference Center in Oacoma. Krista Ehlert, Assistant Professor and Extension Range State Specialist with South Dakota State University, provides details.

In The Moment ... September 11, 2019 Show 656 Hour 1

Hungry Jackets is the topic of tomorrow's Geek Speak lecture on the campus of Black Hills State University in Spearfish. Dr. Trenton Ellis, assistant professor of human services, speaks on food insecurity on campus. What does that mean for BHSU?

Dr. Ellis presents his Geek Speak lecture on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in Jonas Hall, room 110 in Spearfish.

Mindfulness Through Writing

Sep 10, 2019
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In The Moment ... September 10, 2019 Show 655 Hour 1

An adjunct instructor in counseling and psychological education at the University of South Dakota, Kaiya Asorge has always loved to write.

This Saturday from 1:00 t0 3:00 p.m., Ansorge will introduce people to the practice of mindfulness through writing at the Prairie West Branch Library in Sioux Falls.

Vaping-Related Acute Respiratory Illness

Sep 10, 2019
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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.        

Suicide Prevention

Sep 10, 2019
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In the Moment ... September 10, 2019 Show 655 Hour 2

Research shows that the suicide rate in the ag industry is five times higher than the national average. Among the reasons: worries about income, social isolation, and the ever-present stigma related to seeking mental health services. 

In The Moment ... September 5, 2019 Show 652 Hour 2

On Call with The Prairie Doc airs on SDPB TV on Thursday nights at 7 Central, 6 Mountain. Tonight's episode is "Dementia Comes in Many Forms." Dr. Rick Holm is the Prarie Doc and joins us with a preview.

South Dakota Community Foundation

The Farm and Rural Stress Hotline through Avera Health launched in January and is now averaging up to three calls a day. The South Dakota Community Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to support the on Wednesday.

Ginger Niemann is the senior program officer with the South Dakota Community Foundation. She says the foundation was eager to support the hotline because it serves farmers and ranchers across the state who are facing a long period of difficulties that can impact mental health.

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In The Moment ... September 3, 2019 Show 650 Hour 1

Leslie Morrow, Executive Director of the South Dakota Alzheimer's Association, recently attended a conference where new research was shared on lowering a person's risk of Alzheimer's Disease.

Morrow joins In The Moment to discuss the research.

South Dakota Department of Health

The South Dakota Department of Health has confirmed two cases of mumps in southeastern South Dakota. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed 30 cases in bordering parts of the state. Many of those Nebraska cases were traced to people attending a wedding. 

Avera Health Communications Coordinator Nathan Johnson says at least one of the mumps cases is in Yankton County, but Avera has not seen any cases at their hospital.

The Dangers Of Vaping

Aug 30, 2019
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In The Moment ... August 30, 2019 Show 649 Hour 1

The state of North Carolina is suing manufacturers of e-cigarettes and vaping products. In South Dakota, state epidemiologist Josh Clayton says a gap in data regarding e-cigarette use among the state's young people can create challenges for policy makers and public health officials. 

The products have been on the market for about 10 years and their popularity is increasing dramatically.

In The Moment ... August 29, 2019 Show 648 Hour 1

On Call With the Prairie Doc begins a new season tonight on SDPB-TV. Dr. Rick Holm previews tonight's program as he discusses organ donation.

See On Call With the Prairie Docs Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Central.

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In The Moment ... August 29, 2019 Show 648 Hour 1

Dr. Kevin Post has more than a decade of experience in both primary care and emergency medicine. He has also served in several leadership roles.

Post has been selected to be the new Chief Medical Officer for the Avera Medical Group.

 

 

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Aug 28, 2019
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In The Moment ... August 28, 2019 Show 647 Hour 2

South Dakota parents, educators and health officials are facing a four-year gap in data about risky youth behaviors related to drinking and drug use, sexual activity, and eating habits. The lack of information about what young people are actually doing can impair efforts at the state and local levels to prevent dangerous or unhealthy behavoirs.

Dr. Joshua Clayton is the South Dakota State Epidemiologist. He joins In The Moment to explain the problem.

In The Moment ... August 22, 2019 Show 643 Hour 2

The Prairie Doc, Dr. Rick Holm, discusses acute and chronic pain on In The Moment.

His program, On Call With the Prairie Doc can be seen Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV.

In The Moment ... August 15, 2019 Show 638 Hour 2

Dr. Rick Holm visits about the changes in treating heart disease and how to prevent heart diseases.

On Call With the Prairie Doc airs Thursdays on SDPB-TV. 

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In The Moment ... August 15, 2019 Show 638 Hour 2

The relationships we cultivate in our lives are essential to happiness. But what about our health?

In The Moment producer Josh Haiar and Dr. Nathan Deichert, Associate Professor of Psychology at Black Hills State University, discuss Deichert's research which examines how a person's gratitude, environment and mood relate to physical health.

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In The Moment ... August 8, 2019 Show 633 Hour 2

South Dakota has one of the lowest death rates from overdose in the nation. But that doesn't mean the state isn't facing its own opioid crisis.

A new facility in Rapid City seeks to treat those struggling with addiction before it's too late. Tim Alyward is the Clinical Director for Project Recovery. He joins In The Moment with Shelbi Thompson, a social worker with Project Recovery.

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In The Moment ... August 8, 2019 Show 633 Hour 2

You've heard him say it a thousand times before, and he'll continue to repeat his good advice. "Walk at least a mile every day," says Dr. Rick Holm, host of On Call With the Prairie Doc. The "Prairie Doc," in his weekly check-in, visits about exercise and eating right in order to better your imune system and live longer.

On Call With the Prairie Doc airs Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV. Be sure to catch Dr. Rick Holm on the Brown Bag Book Club on In The Moment Monday at 12:00 p.m. Central.

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In The Moment ... August 6, 2019 Show 631 Hour 2

In conjunction with nationwide efforts to promote the benefits of breastfeeding, Governor Kristi Noem has proclaimed August 1-7 World Breastfeeding Week in South Dakota. This year's theme is "Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding."

The South Dakota Department of Health invites businesses to take an online pledge to support nursing mothers. The department also offers Breastfeeding-Friendly Business Grants.

Health Department official Megan Hlavacek joins In The Moment along with Therese Marlette of Sanford Health.

In The Moment ... August 1, 2019 Show 628 Hour 2

On Call with the Prairie Doc can be seen Thursday nghts on SDPB-TV at 7:00 Central.

Dr. Rick Holm discusses caregivers - the difference between caregivers and care providers and they challenges with which they deal. 

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In The Moment ... July 31, 2019 Show 627 Hour 1

4.5 million Americans would die each year without life saving blood transfusions. Approximately 32,000 pints of blood are used each day in the U.S. With that in mind, the American Red Cross is reporting a nationwide emergency blood shortage.

American Red Cross communications manager Sue Thesenga explains.

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SDSU Extension is piloting a program that encourages low-income families to buy fresh produce at local farmer’s markets. The program is called Double Up Dakota Bucks. For every dollar spent at the Lake Andes farmer’s market with an EBT card, the program adds an additional dollar up to ten dollars to spend on locally sourced fruits and veggies.

In The Moment ... July 25, 2019 Show 623 Hour 2

Dr. Rick Holm visits about bullying and abuse in his weekly In The Moment check-in.

Holm hosts On Call with the Prairie Doc Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV.

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In The Moment ... July 23, 2019 Show 621 Hour 2

The South Dakota Legislature is developing a clearer picture of access to mental health services in the state with the goal of improving that access and helping South Dakotans find those services closer to home.

State Representative Erin Healy serves as co-chair of the Task Force to Reduce the Overall Use of Acute Mental Health Hospitalizations.

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Fake Medical News

Jul 18, 2019

In the Moment ... July 18, 2019 Show 618 Hour 2

On Call with the Prairie Doc airs on SDPBTV on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. CT / 6 pm. MT. Tonight the summer encore series continues. Dr. Rick Holm joins us in our Sioux Falls studio for your weekly check up. He invites you to check out Medline Plus.

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Josh Haiar

In The Moment ... July 18, 2019 Show 618 Hour 1

State legislators are studying accessibility to mental health services in South Dakota in a comprehensive, strategic way this summer. State Senator Deb Soholt has spearheaded much of the efforts to address mental health issues in the state. She's also currently chairing the Telehealth and Telemedicine Task Force. The goal of the group is to examine how to best leverage telehealth and telemedicine to meet needs and save lives.

Photo courtesy of REDCO

Note: This story originally aired on June 24, 2019.  

The Rosebud Economic Development Corporation, or REDCO, is expanding its food sovereignty initiative. In addition to a community garden, the organization will soon offer mobile farmer’s markets and community supported agriculture boxes. 

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