South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Researchers at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are looking at new chemical-free treatments for cancer.  The School of Mines has been researching the efficacy of using cold plasma to destroy cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact.

Dr. Prasoon Diwakar is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the School of Mines. He says their goal is to come up with a more effective and less toxic treatment option.

In The Moment ... September 26, 2019 Show 667 Hour 2

Tune in Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. CT/6:00 p.m. MT, for On Call with the Prairie Doc.

Dr. Rick Holm's topic is The Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota (Oyate Nation): History and Health."

Dr. Holm previews this episode as he joins In The Moment from the Jeanine Basinger Studio on the SDSU campus in Brookings.

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

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... September 5, 2019 Show 652 Hour 1

The data on the dangers of vaping is relatively new and incomplete. Electronic cigarettes have been on the market for a decade and people are now trying to understand the risks.

Kevin Woster writes about vaping ... what we know and what we don't know ... online for his On the Other Hand blog. 

The Dangers Of Vaping

Aug 30, 2019
Chris Laughery

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.

Park Rx Website

Healthcare providers are teaming up with the South Dakota Department of Health, Game Fish and Parks, and SDSU Extension to provide exercise prescriptions. 

People can apply for a prescription through the Department of Health and take it to any state park to get a free one-day pass.

Nikki Prosch is a health and physical activity specialist at SDSU Extension. She says time spent outdoors has positive effects on both the body and mind.

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. 

Sanford Health

Sex is not a dirty word. Dr. Laurie Landeen joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh for a conversation about sexual health, breaking conversational tabboos, and how healthy intimacy can help you live longer. 

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

Getting Kids Away From The Screens This Summer

May 22, 2019
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 22, 2019 Show 581 Hour 2

As kids are preparing their summer breaks and what that may look like in their minds, the adults that care for them are shaping their own thoughts. Sometimes, technology dictates what people do with their time.

Tricia Bates is a family life educator for Avera Health. She discusses the importance of children getting outside to play as opposed to sitting in front of a screen.

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

In The Moment ... April 30, 2019 Show 565 Hour 1

Native Voices: Native People's Concepts of Health and Illness explores the ties between wellness, illness, and cultural life for Native Americans.

The exhibit, on display through June 5 at South Dakota State University, shares stories drawn from both past and present to examine how health for Native people is tied to community, land, and spirit.

Emmeline Weber, Operations Manager of the Hilton M. Briggs Library at SDSU, visits about the exhibit.

The Prairie Doc - Medication Overuse

Oct 18, 2018

In The Moment ... October 18. 2018 Show 444 Hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm is The Prairie Doc.

Today, he joined us from the Jeanine Baysinger studio at South Dakota State University to discuss the overprescription of medication, leading to possible substance dependence. 

NOVA "Transplanting Hope" Preview

Sep 26, 2018

In The Moment ... September 26. 2018 Show 430 Hour 1

Tonight on SDPB-TV, at 8:00 p.m. Central, 7:00 p.m. Mountain, NOVA takes you inside the operating room to witness the emotional, high-stakes process of transferring organs from donors to recipients. Meet the doctors, patients and their families.

NOVA Senior Executive Producer Paula Apsell and filmmaker Niobe Thompson (director and writer) preview NOVA's new documentary.

In The Moment ... January 4, 2018 Show 249 Hour 2

Dr. Holm joins us for a conversation about popular food myths. We talk eggs, carbs, and supplements.

In The Moment ... January 8, 2018 Show 251 Hour 1

Filmmaker Jennifer Brea was a Harvard PhD student soon to be engaged when she was struck down by a mysterious fever that left her bedridden.  As her illness progressed, doctors insisted it was "all in her head."  That's when Jennifer began a video diary on her phone that eventually became the powerful and intimate documentary, "Unrest." 

You can watch "Unrest" on Independent Lens.  It airs tonight at 8:00 Central/7:00 Mountain on SDPB-TV

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... January 3, 2018 Show 248 Hour 1

We are mere days into the New Year, and maybe your goals for 2018 are already waning a bit. Kandace Brands is a health coach for Avera.

In The Moment ... January 2, 2018 Show 247 Hour 1

Dr. Josh Clayton is the state's new epidemiologist. He joins us for an overview of his role, an update on the current flu season, and thoughts on South Dakota's infant mortality rate and opioid use statistics.

In The Moment ... December 14, 2017 Show 240 Hour 1 

Jason Purnell, PhD, leads For the Sake of All, a project to eliminate racial inequalities. He joined us from the SDPB Black Hills Bureau after the Morning Fill Up at The Garage. Morning Fill Up is supported by the Numad Group and the Bush Foundation. 

We talk about the health implications of discrimination and turning research into tangible solutions for increasing equality.

In The Moment ... November 16, 2017 Show 222 Hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm is host of “On Call with the Prairie Doc.” We preview tonight’s program on infectious disease and also discuss why parents should keep cell phones out of family bedrooms.

In The Moment ... November 9, 2017 Show 217 Hour 2

This week, we preview Dr. Holm's weekly television program on SDPB-TV with a conversation about dementia.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... October 25, 2017 Show 206 Hour 1

Yesterday the Annie E. Casey Foundation released the 2017 Race for Results report. It's one of the most comprehensive analyses of the state of child well-being for children of color in the United States. Joining us now is Carole Cochran, director of South Dakota KIDS COUNT.

In The Moment ... October 23, 2017 Show 204 Hour 1

Dr. William Elmquist is a distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutics at the University of Minnesota. Today, he is the keynote speaker for the 27th Annual Pharmacy Fall Convocation. His talk is called "Targeted Central Nervous System Delivery to Treat Brain Tumors: Many Challenges, Many Opportunities." He joins us to talk research, hope, and why he thinks his job is the greatest in the world.

In The Moment ... October 17, 2017 Show 200 Hour 1

In the Moment ... October 12, 2017 Show 197 Hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm joins us for your weekly checkup. We preview this week’s “On Call with the Prairie Doc” on SDPB-TV.

In the Moment ... October 12, 2017 Show 197 Hour 2

In a world thrumming with joy and agony, sometimes the only thing you can do is pick up a pen. Fortunately, sometimes that's also the best thing you can do. Denice Turner offers a Geek Speak Lecture at Black Hills State University this afternoon. She's the author of the memoir "Worthy." She joins us now for a preview of "Tasting Life Twice: On Life-Writing and Wellbeing"

In The Moment ... October 5, 2017 Show 192 hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm is known as the Prairie Doc. He joins us weekly to talk timely health topics.

Cara Hetland

In The Moment ... October 5, 2017 Show 192 hour 1

SDPB's Cara Hetland brings you an update on the Cancer Moonshot from South Dakota researchers and physicians. The Cancer Action Network hosted an event in Sioux Falls on October 4 to discuss progress. Cara Hetland is host of In the Moment's Innovation and SDPB's Director of Radio.

In The Moment ... October 4, 2017 Show 191 Hour 1

Welcome to October, when the leaves turn golden and the world turns a fairer shade of pink. Today we talk innovations in breast cancer treatment, and if you live in rural South Dakota, the latest might be of particular interest to the women you care about. Joining us is Dr Julie Reiland, breast surgeon with Avera Medical Group Comprehensive Breast Care.

In The Moment ... September 28, 2017 Show 187 Hour 1

September is national suicide awareness and prevention month. The Center for Disease Control reports that suicide is the second leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. In July, new state legislation took effect to help ensure that teachers can play a role in helping South Dakota's young people who are struggling with mental health. SDPB's Jackie Hendry shares the details of the new policy.

In The Moment ... September 28, 2017 Show 187 Hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm is known as the Prairie Doc. He joins us each week at this time to talk health and more.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... September 27, 2017 Show 186 Hour 2

If you live in a rural area, your chances of dying from cancer are higher than those of your metropolitan neighbors. A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looks into the Cancer Incident Rate. Joining us to make sense of it is Dr. Jonathan Bleeker, an oncologist with Sanford.

In The Moment ... September 7, 2017 Show 172 Hour 2

We begin the hour with Retired Brigadier General Robert Benson. You can hear him speak about his more than 30-year career with the South Dakota National Guard this weekend as part of the South Dakota Veterans forum. That's 9 a.m. to 11, mountain time at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum.

Dr. Richard Holm is host and creator of On Call With the Prairie Doc. He joins us to preview tonight's program on SDPB-TV with the theme of dental care for the elderly.