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PNS Daily Newscast - July 20, 2017 


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Public News Service - SD: Health Issues

There are 72,000 veterans in South Dakota. (Lance Cheung/U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

PIERRE, S.D. – Advocates are encouraging South Dakotans to think about veterans this Independence Day. The state has 66 county and tribal-service officers for vets spread across South Dakota that offer information, assistance, counseling and referrals on subjects such as benefits and veteran p

There are more than 84,000 family caregivers in South Dakota. (sabinevanerp/Pixabay)

PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota needs to improve its long-term care options for residents, according to a report ranking states. The national scorecard measures the care available in states based on accessibility, choice and quality. It also assesses their support for family caregivers and the transit

This year, South Dakota joins 34 other states that require high-school students be trained in hands-on CPR in order to graduate. (American Heart Association)

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota high schools are gearing up for the new CPR law effective July 1, and organizations are helping out with training kits. The new state law requires high-school students to receive hands-only CPR training in order to graduate. So, the American Heart Association has

A report from the Congressional Budget Office says 23 million fewer Americans could have health coverage by 2026 under the American Health Care Act. (sasint/Pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - AARP representatives from South Dakota and across the country are to converge on the nation's capital next week to meet with members of Congress and express their opposition to the GOP's latest health-care bill on behalf of Americans age 50 and older. The House version of the Am

A parasite known as cryptosporidium, or

PIERRE, S.D. – A parasite that causes an uncomfortable illness is on the rise as summer unofficially begins. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning about crypto – short for cryptosporidiosis. It infects the intestines and stomach, causing cramps, diarrhea and

A person's genetic profile could hold the key for precision cancer treatment. (Andy Leppard/Flickr)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Cancer treatment for some patients could lie within their DNA. Sanford Health locations in the Dakotas are participating in a clinical trial known as the "Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry," or TAPUR study. Dr. Steven Powell, a medical oncologist and princ

Between 2000 and 2013, the number of bicycle commuters grew by 62 percent across the United States, according to the League of American Bicyclists. (Richard Masoner/Flickr)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakotans are putting the finishing touches on their bicycles in preparation for Bike-to-Work Day on Friday. Every year in May, communities across the country celebrate biking to the workplace to promote safety for cyclists. Kerrie Vilhauer , a member of the Falls

A 3-year-old boy in Pierre was forcibly catheterized in order to get a urine sample from him. (BENCHAMAT1234/iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - The forced catheterization of a 3-year-old boy in Pierre has left the child in pain and his family with many unanswered legal questions. Weeks after sending a letter to the Department of Social Services, the ACLU of South Dakota still has not received justification for the agency's u

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