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Massive cyberattack hits Europe with widespread ransom demands
A Time Magazine with Trump on the cover hangs in his golf resorts. It's fake.
Labor Department to review Obama-era rule that would expand overtime pay
Dakota Access security firm operated in ND without license, board says
348th Ave. bridge over I-90 closed after damage from over-height vehicle
UPS to freeze pensions for 70,000 nonunion workers to cut costs
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Farm groups applaud withdrawal of WOTUS rule
Dry conditions continue impacting South Dakota farmers
Continued improvements showcased at Sanborn Co. 4-H arena
Dusty wheat fields signal peak for glut
Central SD farmer sees 4-year drought 'rotation'
Legion baseball roundup: Tabor sweeps visiting Jags
Mitchell's Nelson improving on camp circuit
Dannenbring wins local youth golf event in Sioux Falls
Former Augie standout Schilling to coach Lancers
Miscues doom Post 18 against Brandon Valley
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Mary Jane Kiner
Keillor: Partying with the engineers
Parenting Perspectives: A moment in the mind of a mom
OPINION: Infringing on your property rights
OPINION: Lead legislator leads on public notice law
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
Wiltz: The need-to-know on SD's deer seasons
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Bob & Anna Graumann
DR. ROACH: Balance, strength exercises beneficial for Parkinson's
DEAR DR. ROACH: Please discuss the benefit of exercise for treatment of Parkinson's disease. I am a 78-year-old woman who was diagnosed with PD in March and given a prescription for carbidopa/levodopa. A second opinion in June confirmed the diagnosis, but I am reluctant to start taking...
August 28, 2013 - 10:04pm
August 26, 2013
DR. ROACH: Don't fear the poison ivy
DEAR DR. ROACH: Please help me! I'm being shunned by family and friends because I have poison ivy, and they are afraid they will "catch" it. I've tried to educate them, but they insist I'm contagious. Will you please let people know once and for all (or at least for this season, since...
August 26, 2013 - 5:52am
August 22, 2013
DR. ROACH: Several treatments available for carpal tunnel symptoms
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. I read that a hand brace can help with this. Does it really work? Does anything else (besides rest)? -- K.R.
August 22, 2013 - 10:48pm
DR. ROACH: Daughter with pre-eclampsia should be fine
DEAR DR. ROACH: My youngest daughter gave birth this past Friday to a baby girl. She was supposed to leave the hospital today, but her blood pressure is very high and they say she has postpartum pre-eclampsia. I'm very worried. They are keeping her in the hospital for another day....
August 22, 2013 - 8:24am
August 21, 2013
DR. ROACH: Let's get physical
DEAR DR. ROACH: Why has the physical exam all but disappeared from a doctor's visit? When I go to a doctor, I am lucky to have my lungs and heart listened to with a stethoscope. I cannot remember when a physician has felt my abdomen, listened to my chest, felt my lymph nodes, felt...
August 21, 2013 - 10:46pm
August 20, 2013
DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband was hospitalized with congestive heart failure. He returned home, grew weaker, and after three days was diagnosed with severe dehydration and passed away the following day. How can that happen so quickly? Can medication be a factor? Please explain how the...
August 20, 2013 - 7:11am
August 17, 2013
DR. ROACH: Acute vs. chronic
DEAR DR. ROACH: Since January, I have had gout in my right big toe five times. I have been treated by an internist, and was given methylprednisolone (4-mg dose packs) five times. The medicine works only to the point of getting rid of the worst of it, but it comes right back -- sometimes...
August 17, 2013 - 9:13pm
August 15, 2013
DR. ROACH: Alternate approach to screening for colon cancer
DEAR DR. ROACH: Would you be kind enough to give me your opinion on colonoscopy? I last had one done three years ago, and there were no problems. I am approaching 87 years, and am enjoying good health. I have heard pros and cons of colonoscopy at my age. --A.L.
August 15, 2013 - 8:14pm
August 14, 2013
DR. ROACH: Many causes for fecal incontinence
DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband, age 67, has had an increase in bowel movements in the past year or so. These are more watery or mucus-filled than ever before. They also are urgent. He had a colonoscopy that showed little, but the doctor recommended adding more fiber to my husband's diet,...
August 14, 2013 - 9:18pm
August 13, 2013
DR. ROACH: Not worth it to fix the floaters
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 62-year-old male. I have what I would call "megafloaters" in both eyes. I see spots, squiggly lines and other assorted debris in my field of vision. After two thorough examinations by two different doctors, I was told to live with the condition, as the treatment...
August 13, 2013 - 5:36pm
August 12, 2013
DR. ROACH: Surgery only option if progressive weakness accompanies back pain
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 60-year-old female who has been diagnosed with spondylolisthesis and stenosis. My pain is severe in both buttocks and the backs of my upper thighs. I also have some lower-back tightness. Pain is relieved upon sitting or lying down. My orthopedic surgeon recommends...
August 12, 2013 - 8:45pm
DR. ROACH: Statin drugs not always worth the risks
August 12, 2013 - 8:18pm
August 9, 2013
DR. ROACH: Going nuts for peanuts
DEAR DR. ROACH: Dad is 84, and has been retired almost 25 years. He does little physical activity because of his gout and arthritis. He buys 60 pounds of unsalted, in-shell peanuts every two months. This means he consumes about a pound a day. This has been going on for several years....
August 9, 2013 - 11:30pm
DR. ROACH: Heart attacks possible without visible blockages
August 9, 2013 - 9:13pm
August 6, 2013
DR. ROACH: Steroid injections, UV light sometimes help granuloma annulare
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 58 and have been diagnosed with granuloma annulare, which I've had for more than a year and a half. I have both rings (that start small, like a cigarette burn, and then get larger) and spots, which look like birthmarks. I tried changing my diet, but it didn't...
August 6, 2013 - 9:20pm