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In The Moment ... June 13, 2019 Show 595 Hour 2

Dr. Rick Holm, "The Prairie Doc," discusses the importance of exercise in his weekly appearance on In The Moment. 

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In The Moment ... June 10, 2019 Show 592 Hour 1

Dr. Suma Jacob is director of the Autism Research Program at the University of Minnesota. She joins us with an update on the SPARK study and how it is impacting families in South Dakota.

June 13 and 14, Augustana University is host to Lighting the Way: Autism Spectrum Disorders in our Own Community.

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In The Moment ... June 6,2019 Show 590 Hour 1

The announcement that another nursing home facility in South Dakota is closing highlights the changes that have occurred in elderly care needs and resources.

The changing culture of housing for older adults was the topic on last week's South Dakota Focus on SDPB-TV, the final program of the season. 

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Alzheimer's & Early Detection

Jun 4, 2019
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In The Moment ... June 4, 2019 Show 588 Hour 1

In South Dakota, over 17,000 people are affected by Alzheimer's. The disease is America's 6th leading cause of death and affects more than 5,000,000 Americans and more than 16,000,000 family caregivers.

Early detection can  make a big difference in managing disease-related challenges, but many families struggle to take the first necessary steps.

Ruth Drew is the Director of Information & Support Services with the Alzheimer's Association. She's joined by Ed Ortiz, a caregiver for his mother.

Remote Medical Exams From Sanford

Jun 4, 2019
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... June 4, 2019 Show 588 Hour 2

Sanford Health has partnered with TytoCare, the health care industry's first all-in-one modular device and telehealth platform. The on-demand, remote medical exams will expand Sanford's telehealth offering.

Dr. Josh Crabtree is senior vice president of clinic operations at Sanford.

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Richard Holm: Skin

May 30, 2019

In The Moment ... May 30, 2019 Show 585 Hour 2

The body's largest organ isn't the brain or the intestines - it's the skin! Dr. Rick Holm talks about giving your skin the best care in a preview of tonight's On Call with the Prairie Doc on SDPB-TV.

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Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 28, 2019 Show 583 Hour 2

Sanford Health is hosting the National Institutes of Health's "All of Us Journey." The exhibit aims to gather genetic, biological, environmental, health and lifestyle data from more than one million volunteer participants in the U.S.

Francisco Huizar is the exhibit's tour manager. He's joined by Emily Griese, population health director for Sanford Health. 

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Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 28, 2019 Show 583 Hour 1

Dr. Archana Chaterjee is one of just a few pediatric infectious disease specialists in South Dakota. She's also an international medical graduate.

They play a vital role in providing health care to those in rural areas.

Dr. Chaterjee is chair of the Department of Pediatrics and senior associate dean for Faculty Development at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. 

In The Moment ... May 23, 2019 Show 582 Hour 2

"Benefits and Side Effects from Drugs: Making it Balance" is the theme of Thursday night's On Call with the Prairie Doc hosted by Dr. Rick Holm.

See the program on SDPB-TV at 7:00 p.m. Central.

Holm previews the episode on In The Moment. 

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Jackie Hendry

In The Moment ... May 16, 2019 Show 577 Hour 2

SDPB's Jackie Hendry reports on a new study in "South Dakota Medicine" that explores the role of community in bullying prevention.

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Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 16, 2019 Show 577 Hour 1

May is national stroke awareness month. Dr. Jerome Freeman is a neurology specialist with Sanford Health. He joins us today to break down what stroke is and the fact that getting medical attention quickly is important.

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In The Moment ... May 14, 2019 Show 575 Hour 2

Stuttering affects more than three million Americans. One in five children struggle with stuttering and plenty of adults continue to face fluency challenges as well. Yet stuttering is still largely misunderstood. Jane Fraser is president of the Stuttering Foundation and is with us today to break it down.

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New studies show kids with chronic illnesses have the same life satisfaction as those with good general health. 

The medical journal Pediatrics has published the first findings from the PASS ECHO study.  Amy Elliott, PhD, Chief Clinical Research Officer with the Center for Pediatric & Community Research, and Jyoti Angal, Director of Clinical Research join Innovation to discuss the findings.

In The Moment ... May 9, 2019 Show 572 Hour 2

Thursday night's On Call With the Prairie Doc is "Men's Health: Prostates, Testicles, Bladders and All That Stuff."

Dr. Rick Holm previews the program which airs at 7:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV. 

Education and healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Regional Health, helping patients and communities live well.

ALS Awareness Month

May 9, 2019
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In The Moment ... May 9, 2019 Show 573 Hour 1

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, more commonly known as ALS, is a devastating progressive neurodegenerative disease that destroys the ability to walk, speak, eat and breathe.

The well-publicized ALS Ice Bucket Challenge raised $115 million during the summer of 2014. It helped spur a huge increase in the reasearch budget for ALS.

May is ALS Awareness Month. Stacey Donovan is the South Dakota Outreach Manager for the Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter of the ALS Foundation.

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It’s been a tough spring for the state’s farmers and ranchers.  Wide-spread flooding earlier this year has pushed back planting--and that’s just the most recent challenge for South Dakota’s ag producers. Financial uncertainty can lead to anxiety and depression. But now there’s some help for farmers and ranchers, and those who work closely  with them. 

Walt Bones runs a family farm about 15 miles southwest of Sioux Falls. He grows corn and soybeans and raises cattle. It’s another rainy spring morning when he answers my call from his truck near his fence-line feed bunks.

Reining In High Prescription Drug Prices

May 7, 2019
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In The Moment ... May 7 2019 Show 570 Hour 1

Millions of Americans are on prescription drugs. For some, the price of their prescriptions can be so high that they decide to go without.

One of the groups fighting for transparency when it comes to the cost of prescription drugs along with their research and development is the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing. Spokesman Jon Conradi says CSRxP wants to see bipartisan, market-based solutions to rein in high prices and create competition and lower drug prices for patients across America.

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The extreme weather systems that caused wide-spread flooding in the state are only the most recent challenge for South Dakota’s ag producers. Financial uncertainty caused by low commodity prices, trade disputes, and delayed planting can contribute to anxiety and depression symptoms. With that risk in mind, some ag bankers are taking it upon themselves to refer clients to mental health resources.

In The Moment ... April 25, 2019 Show 562 Hour 2

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

Dr. Rick Holm joins In The Moment with a preview of the latest episode which focuses on lung disease and sleep disorders.

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The Farmer’s Stress Hotline is seeing an increase in calls after multiple weather systems impacted the upper Midwest. Avera Behavioral Health began offering the 24-hour service dedicated to farmers and ranchers in January.

Karl Oehlke is a Physician Assistant in psychiatry with Avera in Sioux Falls. He says he’s heard from callers across the region, including an increase from the northeastern corner of Nebraska and parts of Minnesota.

Jackie Hendry

More than 113,000 people were on the national organ transplant waiting list at the start of 2019. On Wednesday night, Sanford Health in Sioux Falls hosted a flag-raising ceremony to honor organ donors and recipients. 

Laurie Jensen is the director of five Sanford Clinics in the area. In 2017, she learned one of the nurses on her staff needed a kidney and was running out of options. Jensen—who was 60 years old at the time—decided to look into the donation process. She assumed she would be too old. 

In The Moment ... April 18, 2019 Show 559 Hour 2

Dr. Rick Holm's theme is "Chekov, the Humanities, and the Physician" for the next On Call with the Prairie Doc.

Tune in Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV.

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In The Moment ... April 11, 2019 Show 554 Hour 2

"The Prairie Doc," Dr. Richard Holm, discusses the dangers of rural living. On Call with the Prairie Doc airs on SDPB TV on Thursday nights at 7pm CT / 6pm MT.

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Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... April 9, 2019 Show 552 Hour 2

Times are stressful in agriculture. The impact is wearing on South Dakota farmers, ranchers and their families.

SDSU Extension is hosting programs uniquely designed to provide healthy stress management strategies as well as support strategies when dealing with the impacts of chronic stress or working with those suffereing from chronic stress.

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In The Moment ... April 9, 2019 Show 552 Hour 1

Throughout her life, Beverly Warne has had many people take her under their wings while she has reciprocated. From an early age, she know that she wanted a career in health care. A high school aptitude test showed that she was on the right track.

Warne presents "The Life Lessons of a Lakota Nurse" Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in Jonas 107 at Black Hills State University during their annual American Indian Awareness week.

Marijuana And ADHD

Apr 8, 2019
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In The Moment ... April 8, 2019 Show 551 Hour 2

A series of talks hosted by Reset ADHD founder and coach Alex Hey continues Tuesday at Boss' Pizza and Chicken on South Minnesota in Sioux Falls.

"Marijuana and ADHD" is the topic of Tuesday's discussion which is free to attend.

Reset ADHD works to provide those struggling with the disorder a chance to hit "reset" on their ADHD. 

In The Moment ... April 4, 2019 Show 549 Hour 2

Medicine at War is the topic for On Call with the Prairie Doc. The program airs Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV.

Dr. Richard Holm joins In The Moment to preview each episode.

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In The Moment ... March 28, 2019 Show 545 Hour 2

Elaine Doll-Dunn's passion for living every moment and for sharing the power within has grown a career in education and a mission of empowerment of all ages.

She presents "Life is a Marathon, So Double Tie Your Shoes" Friday at Noon at the Journey Museum and Learning Center in Rapid City.

  Sports and Recreation programming is sponsored by Delta Hotels by Marriott Minneapolis Northeast. Learn more at Marriott.com/mspde

In The Moment ... March 21, 2019 Show 540 Hour 1

Thursday nights at 7pm CT on SDPB TV, it's On Call with the Prairie Doc. Tonight's show is called "Oh Them Bones: Orthopedic Issues." The Prairie Doc is Dr. Richard Holm and he joins us from the Jeanine Basinger studio on the South Dakota State University Campus with a preview.

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Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... March 18, 2019 Show 537 Hour 1

"The Value of Assistance Dogs and Their Different Roles" is the topic of Monday's Black Hills State University's Rapid City Speaker Series event.

Carol Salveson, a full-time volunteer trainer for Project Kenny, and Becky Flanagan, founder and trainer for Super Dogs for Super Heroes, preview their talk. 

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