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A Better Understanding Of Why People Get Sick

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In The Moment … January 4th, 2021 Show 966 Hour 1

In 2018, The All of Us Research Program was launched. It's designed to help researchers understand better why people get sick or stay healthy. The goal is to enroll 1 million or more people of diverse populations.

Guest: Brooke Allen, Outreach and Engagement Manager for the National Institutes of Health

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

Avera Behavioral Health

In The Moment … January 4th, 2021 Show 965 Hour 1

SDPB Previews: On Call With The Prairie Doc®

Dec 17, 2020
On Call with the Prairie Doc®

In The Moment … December 17, 2020 Show 963 Hour 2 People have the ability to look into family history through the use of genetics. Maybe one knows that cancer runs in their family, would they benefit from genetic counseling? On Call with the Prairie Doc® is on SDPB TV Thursday nights at 7 central 6 mountain.  Guest: Dr. Kelly Evans, an internal medicine doctor with the Avera Medical Group a member of the team of Prairie Doc® physicians. 

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

You Mail Them Your DNA ... What Really Happens?

Dec 15, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … December 15, 2020 Show 961 Hour 2

There has been a push to provide your DNA to find out more about your family history. How should we view this invitation, and what really happens to that DNA once it's provided?

Guest: Megan Bell, genetics counselor with Sanford Health

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

Sanford USD Medical Center

In The Moment … December 15, 2020 Show 961 Hour 1

As the vaccine for COVID-19 is making its way into South Dakota, Dr. Hsu is calling it "the shining light at the end of a very dark tunnel." She is increasingly worried about burnout among frontline staff that’s been stretched thin.

Guest: Dr. Jennifer Hsu, infectious disease physician at Sanford USD Medical Center

SDPB

SDPB's Lori Walsh welcomes South Dakota Department of Health Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon to talk about the COVID-19 vaccine and what we can expect in the days ahead. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

COVID-19 Update With Dr. Chad Thury

Dec 7, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … December 7, 2020 Show 955 Hour 2

South Dakota's confirmed COVID-19 numbers have been trending down, but the state is still among the places where the virus is spreading the fastest. More than 145 people died in the past week and we still don't know the full impact of Thanksgiving gatherings or of mask mandates in various South Dakota cities.

Joining us for a COVID-19 update today is Dr. Chad Thury. He is Regional Director of Clinical Quality and a family medicine physician at Avera Health.

How To Improve "Pandemic Communications"

Dec 3, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … December 3, 2020 Show 953 Hour 1

Almost since the beginning of the pandemic the phrase "social isolation" has been promoted and embraced and challenged. What do know now that we didn't know before about the impact of isolation and loneliness in 2020? The people most affected might not be who you think.

Dr. Gregory Johnson with Good Samaritan Society

Dec 2, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … December 2, 2020 Show 952 Hour 1

Since the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, all eyes have been on what the pandemic might mean for our elders. America has seen devastating outbreaks in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. We've also seen frontline health care workers engage in extraordinary efforts to keep residents in care facilities safe from the virus. What happens now as we advance towards a vaccine? What is the toll of isolation and chronic stress on the workers, the residents, and the families of people in care facilities?

COVID-19 Update with Dr. Shankar Kurra

Nov 30, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … November 30, 2020 Show 950 Hour 2

This weekend members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force took to the national airwaves to encourage, and sometimes plead, with Americans to vigilantly monitor their behavior in the coming days to prevent a new, disastrous surge of COVID-19 cases. Confirmed cases in South Dakota had been trending down every so slightly heading into the Thanksgiving holiday. What happens next, now that so many people have traveled and gathered?

Dr. Shankar Kurra is Vice President of Medical Affairs at Monument Health.

Watertown Mayor Talks City's COVID Safety Efforts

Nov 24, 2020
City of Watertown

In The Moment … November 24, 2020 Show 948 Hour 2

City leaders around the state are walking a tightrope as COVID-19 disrupts much of our daily lives. Today we check in with Watertown and that city's efforts to keep citizens safe, healthy, and at work. Sarah Caron is Watertown's mayor.

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Dr. Shankar Kurra: Covid-19 Update

Nov 23, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … November 23, 2020 Show 947 Hour 2

As we draw nearer to the approval of the first vaccine for the coronavirus, COVID-19 infection rates climb each day across the nation and here at home. More than 800 South Dakotans have now died from the disease. Our healthcare professionals continue to be taxed with Covid 19 cases, even as they learn more every day about the virus. Dr. Shankar Kurra is Vice President of Medical Affairs at Monument Health and joins us today.

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

Managing COVID Stress: Coping Behaviors

Nov 17, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … November 17, 2020 Show 943 Hour 2

People have responded to the pandemic in several different ways. And of our coping behaviors can be a bit ... maladaptive. Are there ways to redirect ourselves and make this experience more meaningful? Kaiya Ansorge is an adjunct instructor in counseling & psychological education at the University of South Dakota. She joins us today with her thoughts.

COVID-19 Update With Dr. Chad Thury

Nov 16, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … November 16, 2020 Show 942 Hour 2

Covid 19 numbers in South Dakota are still rising, hospitals are taking on more patients, and people continue to lose their lives over this disease. On a daily basis, our health professionals continue to learn more and more as we await a vaccine. Dr. Chad Thury is Regional Director of Clinical Quality and Family Medicine Physician at Avera. 

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

Back to School 2020: Rapid City School District

Nov 16, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … November 16, 2020 Show 942 Hour 1

Two of Rapid City's three high schools are keeping classes online through Thanksgiving break in response to COVID 19. Six other schools in the Rapid City Area School District are online, with hundreds of students and staff either having tested positive or in quarantine. Superintendent Lori Simon joins us now for an update on the school district's response to the pandemic and what's ahead. 

Blood Sugar Rising

Nov 13, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … November 13, 2020 Show 941 Hour 1

Covid-19 Update With Dr. Shankar Kurra

Nov 9, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … November 9, 2020 Show 938 Hour 2

This morning Pfizer announced its trial coronavirus vaccine is more than 90% effective. This latest update comes as South Dakota prepares to distribute an eventual vaccine...and continues to face record-breaking active cases...hospitalizations...and deaths.  Here to join us for our weekly COVID-19 Update is Dr. Shankar Kurra, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Monument Health. 

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

 

Chamberlain School District

Nov 9, 2020

In The Moment … November 9, 2020 Show 938 Hour 1

Schools are continuing to respond as COVID-19 spreads throughout South Dakota communities. In Chamberlain, the elementary school faced a staffing challenge as more and more tested positive for the virus. How would they keep students on track with their learning...keep them fed...and keep kids safe as their parents continue working? Chamberlain Superintendent Justin Zajic joins us today with more.

On Call with the Prairie Doc®

Nov 5, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … November 5, 2020 Show 936 Hour 2

On Call with the Prairie Doc® is on SDPB TV Thursday nights at 7 central 6 mountain. Tonight's show is about Covid 19 stories and is hosted by Dr. Andrew Ellsworth, a family medicine physician with Avera Medical Group in Brookings and one of the Prairie Doc® physicians. 

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

Covid-19 Update

Nov 2, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … November 2, 2020 Show 933 Hour 2

 The number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations has been consistently climbing in South Dakota. Each week since March we have talked with medical professionals trying to stay on top of what we know today that we didn't know before. Dr. Wendell Hoffman is an infectious disease doctor with Sanford Health and has been a frequent guest on this show regarding Covid 19. 

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

On Call with the Prairie Doc® Preview

Oct 29, 2020
On Call with the Prairie Doc®

In The Moment … October 29, 2020 Show 931 Hour 2

The current world we live in from a health perspective is trying. We all have questions that we would like addressed. On Call with the Prairie Doc® is on SDPB TV Thursday nights at 7 central 6 mountain. Tonight's show is an ask anything hour and is hosted by Dr. Andrew Ellsworth, a family medicine physician with Avera Medical Group in Brookings and one of the Prairie Doc® physicians. 

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

  

Into the Numbers Elizabeth Racz

Oct 28, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … October 28, 2020 Show 930 Hour 1

North and South Dakota make national news as COVID-19 cases per capita continue to rise. Today, the state Department of Health reports 1,095 new confirmed cases and 175 new probable cases. Today we have also set a new record for hospitalizations: 412. . We've been unpacking some of those numbers with South Dakota epidemiologist and public health expert Elizabeth Racz, Ph.D. with the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology joins us.  

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

SDEA Statewide Covid-19 Survey of Educators

Oct 27, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … October 27, 2020 Show 929 Hour 1

Three weeks ago, the South Dakota Education Association completed a 10-day survey of educators to see how much Covid-19 was challenging their abilities while trying to teach students.  Educators responded to questions in the areas of "Sense of Safety," "Personal Protective Equipment," and "Schedule," among others. Joining us to take an in-depth look at the survey is Loren Paul. He's the president of the SDEA. 

Covid-19 Update: Dr. David Basel

Oct 26, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … October 26, 2020 Show 928 Hour 2

South Dakota reached 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in one twice in October. The odds that you personally know someone with a confirmed case have increased. What do we know now about this virus that we didn't know before? When should you go to the hospital during a bout with the deadly disease? What can we do to fight back the latest virus surge?  Dr. David Basel is vice president for Clinical Quality with Avera Medical Group. 

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

Innovations Made During COVID

Oct 23, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … October 23, 2020 Show 927 Hour 2

The pandemic has created obstacles for many in all types of fields. That includes innovation and aspiring entrepreneurs, or has it?  Marke Luecke is the CEO of South Dakota Innovation Partners, he joins us today with insight on what the last 6 or 7 months have done or is doing to those with big business dreams.

On Call with the Prairie Doc®

Oct 22, 2020
On Call with the Prairie Doc®

In The Moment … October 22, 2020 Show 926 Hour 2

On Call with the Prairie Doc® is on SDPB TV tonight at 7 central 6 mountain. The conversation is going to be centered around one of our vital organs and is called "Our Precious Lungs." Dr. Kelly Evans is an internal medicine doctor with Avera Medical Group and a member of the team of Prairie Doc® physicians, she will host the show and joins us now for a preview.

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

COVID 19 Update with Dr. Shankar Kurra

Oct 19, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … October 19, 2020 Show 923 Hour 2

U.S. cases of COVID-19 have increased by nearly 30 percent from two weeks ago. The rate of new infections in South Dakota continues to eclipse that in other states. Now, as the weather cools and we prepare to spend more time indoors, public health officials are warning we may be entering the "darkest days" of the pandemic yet.  Dr. Shankar Kurra is vice president of Medical Affairs at Monument Health and joins us today with the latest.

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

No on Amendment A & Initiative 26

Oct 15, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … October 15, 2020 Show 921 Hour 2

Efforts to legalize medicinal and recreational marijuana in South Dakota are now in the hands of the voters. If passed, Amendment A would legalize recreational use of marijuana in the state, while Initiated Measure 26 aims to legalize medicinal marijuana. Fighting those efforts is Dr. Benjamin Aaker, an emergency medicine physician with Avera Medical Group, and the president of the South Dakota State Medical Association. He's joining us to detail the concerns he has with both Amendment A and IM26.

 

On Call with the Prairie Doc®

Oct 15, 2020
On Call with the Prairie Doc®

In The Moment … October 15, 2020 Show 921 Hour 2

Tonight at 7 central 6 mountain, On Call with the Prairie Doc® is on SDPB TV. This show is about dentistry, A Healthy Mouth for a Healthy Life. Dr. Deb Johnston is a family medicine doctor with Avera Medical Group and one of the Prairie Doc® physicians, she will host and joins us now for a preview.

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

On The Other Hand

Oct 15, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … October 15, 2020 Show 921 Hour 1

Whether or not the hospital has room for you is a complicated question. And since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, testing percentages, contact tracing, and hospital capacity have all been keys to saving lives in South Dakota. So what does it mean when dozens of patients are diverted to other health care facilities? SDPB's Kevin Woster looks into the issue in the Black Hills. You can find his work online at SDPB.org/Woster. 

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

  

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