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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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23 Rural South Dakota Hospitals Receive Funding

PIERRE - Twenty-three hospitals in rural South Dakota will receive more than $278,000 in funding for projects to improve patient access, reduce medication errors, reduce hospital readmissions and improve operations.

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Girls on Track Expands to Thirteen Middle Schools

SIOUX FALLS - A program that teaches young girls self- respect and healthy lifestyles is expanding across the Sioux Empire. Girls on Track is a ten week after school program that teaches girls in grades 6th-8th grades to be self-confident and to make good life choices.

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Family Doctor Training Might Get Shorter in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS - South Dakota educators are discussing shortening medical school from four years to three for students pursuing careers as family doctors.

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Governor Dennis Daugaard Wants Flexibility in Medicaid Expansion

PIERRE - South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he hopes Congress will change the federal health care law to give states more flexibility in expanding Medicaid.

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Reservation Dental Care Gets $3.3M Boost

SIOUX FALLS - Dental care specialists hope a $3.3 million federal grant will help improve oral health on the American Indian reservations in South Dakota.

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Huron Regional Medical Center Restricting Visitors Because of Flu

HURON - A Huron hospital is restricting visitors because of widespread respiratory flu cases around South Dakota and specific instances of stomach flu around the city.

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Governor Daugaard Punts on ‘Obamacare’

PIERRE - Governor Daugaard has joined a number of other Republican governors in refusing certain elements of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

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