Health Care

In The Moment ... November 7, 2019 Show 696 Hour 2

On Call with the Prairie Doc shares a discussion on training rural doctors and providers. Dr. Rick Holm hosts On Call with the Prairie Doc Thursday nights at 7:00 Central/6:00 Mountain on SDPB-TV.

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In The Moment ... October 30, 2019 Show 690 Hour 1

Former South Dakota legislator Dan Ahlers has announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. His platform focuses on the economy, education, and healthcare. Ahlers joins In The Moment from the Kirby Family Studio in Sioux Falls.

Artificial Intelligence In Health Care

Apr 15, 2019
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In The Moment ... April 15, 2019 Show 556 Hour 2

Computers can play chess and drive cars, but can they diagnose pneumonia or read a mammogram?

NPR Science Desk correspondent Richard Harris is hosting an ongoing series examining the rise of artificial intelligence in the field of health care. The first two installments aired on April 1.

Harris discusses how the field is developing, how patients are responding and what the immediate future holds for AI in medicine.

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In The Moment ... January 23, 2019 Show 500 Hour 1

 Learn more about Emily's Hope here.

KELO-TV anchor and award-winning investigative reporter Angela Kennecke has been asked to share the story of her daughter's death on the national stage. Emily Groth was 21 when she died of fentanyl poisoning. Kennecke's professional focus on the growing opioid crisis in South Dakota had tragically arrived at her own doorstep.

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In The Moment ... January 14, 2019 Show 494 Hour 1

Geneen Roth is the author of 10 books, including the New York Times best-sellers "When Food is Love" and "Women, Food and God." Her latest book is called "This Messy Magnificent Life," now in paperback. She talks with In the Moment host Lori Walsh about getting curious about cravings, the real role of "ghost children" in our lives, and learning to inhabit our own space.

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In The Moment ... January 3, 2019 Show 487 Hour 1

A new book by dietitian Tamara Duker Freuman guides readers through the confusing and conflicting (and sometimes, let's be honest, embarrassing) world of digestive distress.

The book is called "The Bloated Belly Whisperer," and it offers science-based, accessible, and practical advice so you can better talk with your doctor and put those "food babies" to rest once and for all.

A New Leader At Avera

Jun 7, 2018
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In The Moment ... June 7, 2018 Show 353 Hour 2

Avera Health has only had one CEO since its inception, though it's worth noting the organizations that preceeded it go back more than a century. John Porter had the helm for 44 years.

Now, a new leader steps into the role as Porter retires. Bob Sutton has been named Avera's new President and CEO.

He most recently served as Avera Executive Vice President of Human Recources, but his leadership experience spans decades and includes work as President of the South Dakota Board of Regents.

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Feb 1, 2018

In The Moment ... February 1, 2018 Show 268 Hour 1

Kevin Woster writes the On the Other Hand blog for SDPB. He discusses a pair of posts on today's show. First, Woster discusses former governor Bill Janklow's role in the world of senior dental care.  Woster then turns the focus to a recent Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) rally he attended at Pine Ridge.

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In The Moment ... November 13, 2017 Show 218 Hour 1 

It's an award for people who get things done. Sanford Health has announced a million dollar prize for advances in global medical research.

We're joined by Micah Aberson, Sanford's chief global brand officer, for a conversation about seeking the mavericks and innovators in the healthcare space.

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In The Moment ... July 27, 2017 Show 143 Hour 2

Senator John Thune told the Washington Post that Republicans are "edging closer and closer" to getting 50 votes for a bare-bones plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. As debate continues in the Senate, today we hear from Senator Mike Rounds. We spoke with Senator Rounds yesterday afternoon, when he previewed the procedural challenges of the current debate and laid out his predictions for today.

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In The Moment ... July 25, 2017 Show 141 Hour 2

Today marks a landmark vote in the Senate regarding health insurance in America. This morning we caught up with Senator John Thune for details on what exactly today's procedural vote means and what happens in the days ahead.

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In The Moment ... July 25, 2017 Show 141 Hour 1

Most biographers pay little attention to food. A new book seeks to remedy that. Laura Shapiro is the James Beard award-winning author of "Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories," an account of the relationships six famous women had with food. She joins us to talk about food, gender, and why telling our own food stories.

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In The Moment ... June 29, 2017 Show 125 Hour 1

It's time to pack your beach bag with books and get ready for a holiday weekend. As the summer reading season heats up, we catch up with Peggy Stout. She's owner of Prairie Pages Bookseller in Pierre.

Peggy’s recommendations for adults:

“Magpie Murders: A Novel” by Anthony Horowitz

“The Silent Corner: A Novel of Suspense” by Dean Koontz

“Kitchens of the Great Midwest: A Novel” by J. Ryan Stradal

“Commonweath: A Novel” by Anne Patchett

“Lilac Girls: A Novel” by Martha Hall Kelly

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South Dakota’s United States Senators say their health care plan is better than the Affordable Care Act. Thursday Senate Republicans released a draft of the highly-anticipated health care overhaul bill.

US Senator Mike Rounds says the Better Care Reconciliation Act is more moderate than the US House health care overhaul bill. He says it's a draft until the congressional budget office scores the bill.

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In The Moment ... May 11, 2017 Show 091 Hour 2

"Deadwood Pioneer: A Face From the Past" premiers on SDPB-TV on May 22nd at 9 p.m. Central, 8 Mountain. It’s the story of human remains discovered during a construction project in Deadwood and the five year investigation into the origins of the Deadwood Pioneer. Our guests are SDPB television producer Chad Anderson and Deadwood City Archivist Mike Runge.

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Aspiring nurses are researching vulnerable populations and brainstorming strategies to improve lives. University of Sioux Falls students examine vulnerable populations. Some teams consider solutions for children who are hearing impaired. Others develop a plan to deter college students from abusing alcohol. Hear from a nursing instructor about comprehensive patient care and learn about the vision these 20-somethings have for making the world a better place.

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In The Moment ... May 9, 2017 Show 089 Hour 1

Break out your comic collection and your peace-tied costume weaponry. Shane Gerlach, Vice-Chairman and Talent Coordinator for SiouxperCon. It's a fan convention that celebrates Comic books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Anime, board games, and video gaming. It's in Sioux Falls this Friday. We talk about artistry, the culture insight of comics and graphic novels, and the power of finding a place where you belong.  

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First responders and medical professionals are assessing their performance during a mock helicopter crash. They held the drill Tuesday morning. Crews began by pretending they had Avera helicopter on the Sanford landing pad and people were hurt. 

Rounds for Senate

United States Senator Mike Rounds says he expects Congress will avoid a government shutdown. The current federal funding bill runs out Friday night. Rounds says lawmakers agree on a measure to extend the continuing resolution one week. He says that time allows Congress time to finalize federal government funding through September.

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Avera leaders say a new campus in Sioux Falls can better serve people with specialty health needs and promote economic growth. Wednesday Avera Health announced plans for building projects including new buildings and a surgical hospital.

Avera on Louise is the name of an additional campus planned for 82 acres at 69th Street and Louise Avenue in Sioux Falls.

Dr. Dave Kapaska is Avera McKennan Hospital’s President and CEO.

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Governor Dennis Daugaard gets to decide whether certain medical professionals must collaborate with doctors for licensing. Right now certified nurse practitioners and nurse midwives must have an official connection to a physician to get their own licenses. Now lawmakers endorse a bill changing the requirement.

Both chambers of South Dakota’s legislature support Senate Bill 61.

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Some South Dakota lawmakers want to loosen regulations on nursing home beds. One measure allows nursing homes to move certain beds within organizations or sell them. A split committee in the State House is sending the legislation to the full chamber.

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A drug that reverses opioid overdose is available in South Dakota without a prescription. The option is a response to national trends in painkiller abuse. Pharmacists at Walgreens can dispense the drug. Starting February 1st, Avera and Hy-Vee pharmacies also offer the medication to keep in case of emergency.

A medicine called naloxone reverses the toxic effects of taking too many painkillers. It’s the generic drug for the brand-name Narcan.

Dr. Matthew Stanley with Avera Health says using the nasal spray is the first step in saving someone who overdoses on opioids.

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Leaders use the phrase "workforce shortage" often as South Dakota sees low unemployment and a mismatch of skills with job openings. Local hospitals and clinics are not immune. One area health organizations is paying to train students for positions they can’t fill. In turn, students learn on-the-job during internships and commit to staying in town for a few years.

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The first holiday season after someone dies is often difficult for people who loved him or her. It’s full of traditions and gatherings that used to include an important person now gone. One woman says she’s channeling her grief into improving the lives of others because that’s what her son did. 

Melody Hilbert raised three children. Jonah was the second born, sandwiched between two other boys with "J" names.

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People grieving the loss of family members this holiday season are finding comfort in others who’ve experienced loss. Families and friends of people who chose to donate organs before they died connected at an event to honor and remember.

Leaders at Avera hold a program and prayer before talking with people who knew someone who died and chose to donate his or her organs.

Jonah Hilbert died in April at age 31 after struggling with alcoholism. He was still able to donate tissue and his corneas.

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Governor Dennis Daugaard says South Dakotans should not expect millions of dollars from IHS. A deal with the Indian Health Service would have covered medical care for Native Americans who qualify for IHS and Medicaid. The governor says that can’t happen for now.

Indian Health Service leaders agreed to cover millions in medical costs that South Dakota picks up using Medicaid. Governor Dennis Daugaard says that arrangement hinged on the state’s expansion of Medicaid. Because that isn’t happening, does the deal still work?

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Some patients with medical needs who don’t require the rigorous attention of hospitals have another option for discharge. Avera in Sioux Falls is now operating a transitional unit to serve people who can leave the hospital but can’t go straight to a nursing home, rehab, or back home.

The State of South Dakota doesn’t allow health providers to add beds for more people in nursing homes, but leaders are making an exception for transitional care.

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South Dakotans don't have the answers to many of their health care questions. Between federal administration changes and decisions at the state level, the issue of delivering quality, cost-effective health care is bathed in uncertainty. SDPB's Kealey Bultena joins Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to answer many of those frequently asked questions.

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South Dakotans don’t have answers to many of their health care questions. Between federal administration changes and decisions at the state level, the issue of delivering quality, cost-effective health care is bathed in uncertainty. Local advocates say patients should not panic; instead they say people can better understand the factors at play nationally and within South Dakota – and know that people are fighting for their wellness.

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