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The FDA has awarded Breakthrough Device designation for a Stent Graft System for the treatment of a thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm. The device was created by Dr. Patrick Kelly – he’s a vascular surgeon and inventor and leads Sanford Health Commercialization.

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Sanford Health and Avera Health will now offer health insurance coverage options for Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy for 2020.

ABA therapy is considered one of the most effective therapies for children with autism. Without coverage, one year of ABA therapy can cost families up to $100,000.

Deb Muller is the CEO of Avera Health Plan. She explains earlier this year, South Dakota added ABA therapy to its Essential Health Benefits benchmark plan under the Affordable Care Act.

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In The Moment ... September 24, 2019 Show 665 Hour 2

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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.

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New health guidelines say more women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer. Megan Bell is a genetic counselor at Sanford Health, she discusses the latest guidelines.

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Some of the top young triple jump and javelin-throwing athletes in the country flocked to Sioux Falls over the weekend to work on improving their overall skill sets. The Sanford Sports Science Institute and the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation partnered together for the third year in a row to bring both a javelin throwing and triple jump clinic to the Sioux Empire. 

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In The Moment ... August 9, 2019 Show 634 Hour 2

Tom Pukstys is at the Sanford Fieldhouse this week as Sanford Health is conducting research and development of future olympic hopefuls. Pukstys is a six-time U.S. javelin champion and a two-time Olympian.

The Sanford Sport Science Institute and the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation are hosting clinics and testing. It's the third year that the clinics are being held in Sioux Falls.

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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.

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Clinics and universities around the country are in the early stages of testing if stem cells can be used to treat osteoarthritis in the knee.  Sanford Health is one of the hospitals involved in the study and will test a group of around 120 patients.

Osteoarthritis is a painful condition that occurs when the cartilage on the end of bones degrades over time, causing the bones to make contact. 

Dr. Chad Kurtenbach is an orthopedic surgeon with Sanford Health.  He says arthritis tends to happen naturally as people get older but can be accelerated by injuries and trauma.

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In The Moment ... July 2, 2019 Show 608 Hour 1

Imagine your doctor says you have a disease so rare that maybe you've never even heard of it. You can't take home a glossy brochure or join a local support group. You feel isolated, frightened, and adrift.

How do you begin to understand your disease and ways to be your own advocate?

Ben Forred is director of clinical research at Sanford Health. He details connecting the rare disease community at a local level.

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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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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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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. 

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In The Moment ... March 5, 2019 Show 528 Hour 2

The overall rates of colon cancer are going down, even as the rate of colon cancer among people under the age of 50 is showing an increase. Dr. Dan Heinemann with Sanford Health joined us for a look at how getting over your hesitation to talk to your doctor about colon cancer might just save your life.

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In The Moment ... February 11, 2019 Show 513 Hour 1

Moving across country for someone else's career opportunity can challenge any relationship. Now a program seeks to make that transition a bit easier by helping spouses and partners find work in South Dakota.

Jonathan Goehring, lead executive recruiter for Sanford Health, joins In The Moment to explain.

It’s official: Sanford Health and the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society finalized their merge on the first of the year. Together they employ nearly 50 thousand employees across more than 20 states, providing healthcare to patients from birth to old age. But as nursing homes continue to face financial struggles in South Dakota, the organizations expect to work closely with state legislators to prevent further closures. 

Holiday Superhero, The Sioux Falls Batman

Dec 24, 2018
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It’s the season of giving, and for the next couple of days, millions of Americans will celebrate Christmas. But for some families this year, the holiday season will take place in a hospital. One South Dakota man is doing his best superhero impression, to bring joy to sick children of the Mt. Rushmore State.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... December 19, 2018 Show 483 Hour 1

Researchers at Sanford Health are studying the use of regenerative medicine to treat rotator cuff injuries.

Tiffany Facile is director of Regenerative Medicine at Sanford. She joined us for a look at the nuances and potential breakthroughs of cell therapy.

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In The Moment ... December 17, 2018 Show 481 Hour 2

What does the research say about the benefits of bed rest? And why are some doctors rethinking telling women to stay home and stay still?

Today we talked with Dr. Allison Suttle, Sanford’s Chief Medical Officer, about navigating shifting guidelines for bed rest and innovations in healthcare for expecting mothers.

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In The Moment ... December 3, 2018 Show 471 Hour 1

The season of lights, bright toys and things that make noise is upon us. Children that are sensitive to things like this often have a harder time coping with this. The Children's Museum of South Dakota in Brookings has put together some time for these children to experience the holidays. Sunday December 16th from 10am until 12pm, it's Sensory Friendly Play.

The merger between Sanford Health and the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society is now set to start two months before initially scheduled. But joining two of the area’s largest employers signals a change in the healthcare industry both at home and around the country. 

Sanford Health Chief Administrative Officer Randy Bury says healthcare is an evolving industry. He says it used to be that clinics were separate from hospitals, and long-term facilities like nursing homes were separate from acute-care providers.

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In The Moment ... August 16, 2018 Show 402 Hour 1

The 2nd Annual Immunize South Dakota statewide conference is tomorrow at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

It's important to keep our immunizations up to date in both adults and children.

Dr. Jennifer Schriever, a family medicine provider with Sanford Health and also a member of the Sioux Falls Area Immunization Coalition, joined In The Moment to discuss the importance of vaccines in order to prevent health complications.

Sanford Health and GreatLIFE Partner Over Golf

Aug 7, 2018
Jackie Hendry

Ahead of the Sanford International PGA TOUR event next month, the healthcare system has announced another golf-related partnership. Sanford Health and GreatLIFE are joining together for a variety of sponsorships. 

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In The Moment ... June 13, 2018 Show 357 Hour 1

This month, NPR brings you a new series called "How to Raise a Human." Follow the hashtag on social medial or on NPR.org.

SDPB brings those conversations home to South Dakota by welcoming pediatricians and parenting coaches and parents to talk about the glorious and messy and marvelous journey that is parenting.

Sue Illg is a parenting coach at Sanford Health.  She talks about "Helping the Mother."

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 5, 2018 Show 351 Hour 1

If you know someone with a serious mental illness, odds are you know someone who is slipping through the cracks when it comes to standard American health care and chronic disease.  A recent report in the New York Times indicates those with serious mental illness die 15-30 years younger than those without.

It's a startling statistic with complicated contributing factors.  South Dakota healthcare providers are facing the challenge with innovations in screening and treatment.

Pay Attention!

Jun 7, 2018
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In The Moment ... June 5, 2018 Show 351 Hour 1

In one of NPR's upcoming How to Raise a Human reports Michaleen Doucleff travels to rural Mexico to discover a group of Mayan children with extraordinary abilities to pay attention.

SDPB is bringing How to Raise a Human home to South Dakota.  Shane Hamilton, an Integrated Health Therapist with Sanford Health, expands on the subject.

Sanford Announces Great Shots Golf Center

Jun 7, 2018
Jackie Hendry

Sanford Health is expanding its Sports Complex in Sioux Falls with a facility focused entirely on golf. The space will include an interactive driving range and the Sanford POWER Golf Academy. 

Sanford Health President and CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft says the upcoming facility is called Great Shots. He says the $12 million project will combine sports medicine research with a year-round golfing facility, restaurant, and spaces for kids and corporate meetings.

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In The Moment ... May 16, 2018 Show 338 Hour 1

SDPB brings NPR's #HowToRaiseAHuman conversations home to South Dakota. Where better to start than with the sometimes maddening topic, of babies and sleep?

Bleary eyed parents ... wake up. Help is on the way. Joining us for the conversation is Sanford pediatrician Dr. Laura Whittington.

In The Moment ... May 16, 2018 Show 338 Hour 1

We're talking this hour about #HowToRaiseAHuman, NPR's cross-platform coverage on what parenting books might not tell you.

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Sanford Health physicians and leaders were among the international experts presenting at the Fourth International Vatican Conference in Rome on April 26-28. The conference brings together leaders in health care, science and research as part of the Cura Foundation conference.  This is the second time Sanford physicians have presented their work at this conference.  Jill Weimer is the senior director of therapeutic development and associate scientist at Sanford Research.

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