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The next Yankton Area Diabetes Support Group will be held on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at 1-2 p.m. on the Avera Sacred Heart campus, Pavilion, Conference Room 2.

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HOWARD — In November 2019, the Horizon Health Foundation kicked off the fourth year of their internal Employee Giving Campaign, “Harvesting Good Will.” Through this campaign, Horizon Health Care employees across the state were challenged with a goal of $50,000. Employees shattered their goal…

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With the holidays in full swing, the New Year approaching, we know that there will be a huge number of folks looking to keep off those pesky pounds that seem to bother us during the holiday, and an even bigger number of folks that get on the resolution wagon to drop some weight.

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On Jan. 14, 2019, John Jorgensen started the Prostate Cancer Support Group. Not knowing if anyone would attend, he said he was pleasantly surprised that there were six people who showed up, all sharing their walk with prostate cancer. Since then, the group has met regularly on the second Mon…

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PIERRE — The South Dakota Senior Health Information and Insurance Education (SHIINE) program would like to remind all individuals that Medicare cards with Social Security numbers will no longer be accepted effective Jan. 1, 2020.

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LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska State Unit on Aging, a unit of the Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, has been approved for a $97,205 grant from the Administration for Community Living for Disaster Assistance for eighty counties that…

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While scrolling through my Facebook page, I came across a video of a very young athlete a parent had sent me of their son performing a barbell squat on his back. His knees caved in, his back was rounded and the weight he was using appeared to be too much, in my view, because of how he looked…

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace began Nov. 1. Nebraskans have the opportunity to find health insurance coverage for the 2020 benefit year through Dec. 15, 2019, at Healthcare.gov.

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During his Earth Day speech in 2019, the chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri River Basin, stated openly that “ the flooding during the last two decades has gotten worse, and it is not getting better.” Acknowledging the impact of climate change on flows, he stated: “The longer…

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This won’t be new news to you, but Congress sure has a hard time sticking to a budget. Let me back up — Congress has a hard time even creating a budget and many hardworking Americans, including our nation’s military, could end up paying the price.

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I thoroughly enjoyed Jim Van Osdel’s column about Charlie Donovan. (Press & Dakotan, Oct. 24) I grew up on the bluff road and knew the Donovans well. The article brought back good memories of those uncomplicated days 80 years ago.

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For many of us, when we hear we need to “recover from working out or training,” we think a vacation on the beach or curling up on a couch and making the next few days a movie marathon.

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Most folks don’t just one day wake up fit, toned and healthy. The majority got that way through a combination of a persistent and consistent program of exercise, diet and implementing healthy habits into their daily lives. The opposite holds true for those that DIDN’T watch food intake, spen…

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DENVER — Many babies with eczema go on to develop food allergies, asthma and hay fever, and researchers at National Jewish Health say it’s not a coincidence. The cracks caused by eczema weaken the skin barrier, allowing allergens to penetrate the skin and cause a sequence of allergic disease…

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The next Yankton Area Diabetes Support Group will be held on Monday, Aug. 12, at 1 p.m. on the Avera Sacred Heart campus, Pavilion, Conference Room 2.

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Before you even get into this article — IF YOU ARE A CROSS FIT FAN — take a deep breath, get a chug from your water bottle and swallow a big “chill pill.” I know as soon as we get talking WOD — known as the “Workout of the Day” — and we bring up anything that might rough up the feathers of C…

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OMAHA, Neb. — The Nebraska Regional Poison Center in Omaha has issued a warning on the dangers of using or abusing Kratom:

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BROOKINGS — The Best Practices Academy™ is proud to announce that First Chiropractic Centers, PC of Yankton has achieved the Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition for all six of its practice locations by The Compliance Team and also attained DMEPOS accreditation in their two largest loca…

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In training, one of the hot topics that I get questioned about is recovery and what does it take to recover from workouts and training. With the jammed packed schedules I see from most of our athletes we train, and even the hectic agenda from our adults we work with, recovery is a bigger key…

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Outside of crashes, heatstroke is the number one vehicle-related killer of children in the United States. As we enter the hottest months of the year, AAA South Dakota in an attempt to prevent these deaths, reminds parents and caregivers about the dangers of vehicular heatstroke and leaving c…

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This happens often. Don’t know if it happens in other professions like it does in health, fitness and performance? I get bombarded all the time with folks asking if they should being doing “A” or do “B” instead?

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SIOUX FALLS — Avera has ranked first out of the top 20 organizations that earned a 2019 Customer Approved Award from Lincoln, Nebraska-based healthcare-intelligence firm NRC Health. The award recognizes senior-care organizations across the country for creating an outstanding care experience …

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DENVER — Sensitivity or intolerance to foods such as shellfish and milk are common and can cause significant cause for concern, but there is a difference between those symptoms and a true food allergy. Nearly 20 percent of adults report suffering from food allergies, but recent studies show …

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You might have seen this statement from me before, or heard it on my radio show, “YOU CAN’T OUT TRAIN A BAD DIET.” Meaning if you eat bad, have bad nutrition habits and expect that hour on the treadmill that burns 500 calories to make a dent in the 3,000 calorie soda and candy bar diet you m…

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SIOUX FALLS — During May, American Stroke Month, the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, the world’s largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and stroke, shares seven habits to help prevent stroke.

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We all know that exercise, we can even call it “moving,” is good for us. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just came out in their newest report and said that, “Seven of the ten most common chronic diseases are favorably influenced by regular physical activity.” Or in coach lan…

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Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP) can immunize your child with all recommended vaccines. We utilize recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Recommended vaccines for Kindergarten age are…

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PIERRE — State Division of Insurance Director Larry Deiter invites the public to comment on the proposed Essential Health Benefits (EHB) benchmark design for plan year 2021. The public comment period will run through May 15, 2019.

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When we get an injury we know to see a doctor or a physical therapist to help deal with the problem and the pain. What about when we don’t have a major injury or severe pain? What about when we start to see, or feel signs, that maybe something isn’t quite right? It’s not at the point to call…

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Colorectal cancer (often referred to as colon cancer) is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancers that affect both men and women. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most common in people ages 50 and older.

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Many thousands of people throughout the world who have created problems due to excessive gambling have found the strength to quit by joining Gamblers Anonymous. If gambling is destroying you or someone you care about, you are welcome to attend.

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I’ve been blessed to be able to be around athletics my whole life. As a player, coach and as a spectator. A few weeks ago I was honored to be able to travel with Coach Chris Haynes, head basketball coach at Yankton High School, his staff and the Yankton Boys Basketball team to the State AA B…

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OMAHA, Neb. — The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host its 17th annual National Take Back Day, Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at designated sites across the nation where individuals can dispose of unwanted, unused and expired medications in a safe and secure location. Si…