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Combat Stress Felt Far from Front Lines

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. - The gritty combat in Afghanistan is thousands of miles away. But the analysts in the cavernous room at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia relive the explosions, the carnage and the vivid after-battle assessments of the bombings over and over again.

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Column: Senate Unwilling to Approve ‘Any Willing Provider’

PIERRE - After passing the house, the bill to force insurers to accept free patient choice in healthcare providers was voted down resoundingly in the South Dakota Senate.

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Scientists are warning of new, antibiotic-resistant superbugs, that have turned up in hospitals and nursing homes.
Scientists are warning of new, antibiotic-resistant superbugs, that have turned up in hospitals and nursing homes.

A New Concern: Superbugs

I know we already have enough to worry about, but now there's something new, and some experts are calling them a "nightmare."

USA Today carried a story about superbugs, something new to be infected with that can't be treated but can be fatal

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Study Shows Declining Life Span for Some US Women

NEW YORK - A new study offers more compelling evidence that life expectancy for some U.S. women is actually falling, a disturbing trend that experts can't explain.

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Scientists Say Baby Born with HIV Apparently Cured

WASHINGTON - A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who's now 2 1/2 and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection.

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South Dakota Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Medicaid Expansion

PIERRE - South Dakota lawmakers are taking another look at the possibility of expanding Medicaid to cover thousands more people.

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Flu Cases Shorten Blood Supply in the Dakotas, Minnesota

ABERDEEN - The flu and other winter illnesses have led to a shortage of blood in parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota, and recent blizzard conditions have hindered efforts to collect more.

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At Sioux Falls Clinic, Students are the Doctors

SIOUX FALLS - One evening a month, students from the Sanford-USD School of Medicine come to the Avera Health clinic in downtown Sioux Falls to diagnose and treat patients, write prescriptions and give them advice.

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Germs With Your Coffee?

I saw a story that says the coffee mug you use at work is more than likely, well, germ-laden.

In fact, I think the phrase they used was "colonies of germs."

And they're right. How often do you bring your office coffee mug home to wash it? Or do you wash it at work?

None of the above? I have to confess I'm right there with you

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South Dakota Flu Deaths Make It Deadliest Winter in 8 Years

SIOUX FALLS - South Dakota Department of Health officials say 30 people in the state have died from the flu, making it the deadliest winter in eight years.

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