January 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
The number of older people hospitalized with the flu has risen sharply, prompting federal officials to take unusual steps to make more flu medicines available and to urge wider use of them as soon as symptoms appear. Continue Reading
November 8, 2012 in The Daily Republic
SIOUX FALLS (AP) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has selected South Dakota to host a public health fellow focused on assisting individuals and neighborhoods struggling to maintain their property.
September 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The National Diabetes Prevention Program uses proven methods to help participants make lifestyle changes that encourage weight loss through healthy eating and physical activity. The vast majority of people living with “prediabetes” don’t know they have it, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
August 28, 2012 in The Daily Republic
SIOUX FALLS (AP) Federal officials say South Dakotans don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, and state officials are trying to change that.
June 4, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) The president of the Oglala Sioux tribe says Monday a young tribal member recently died from an illness caused by a virus that’s carried by rats.
March 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Autism cases are on the rise again, largely due to wider screening and better diagnosis, federal health officials said Thursday. The rate of U.S. cases of autism and related disorders rose to about 1 in 88 children. The previous estimate was 1 in 110. Continue Reading
February 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Flu bugs are common in humans, birds and pigs and have even been seen in dogs, horses, seals and whales, among others. About five years ago, Russian virologists claimed finding flu in bats, but they never offered evidence – until now. Continue Reading
February 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The surprising finding comes in a government report released today that includes a list of the top 10 sources of sodium. Salty snacks such as potato chips, pretzels and popcorn actually came in at the bottom of the list compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even CDC officials were amazed that just 10 foods are responsible for 44 percent of the sodium consumed.
January 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The new report is the first to focus on teens who didn’t intend to get pregnant but did. Continue Reading
January 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
For the first time in almost half a century, homicide has fallen off the list of the nation’s top 15 causes of death, bumped by a lung illness that often develops in elderly people who have choked on their food. Continue Reading