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Rachel Iverson, a registered dietitian with Sanford Health in Bismarck, says heavily processed foods such as boxed macaroni and cheese, canned soup and frozen dinners often contain unhealthy levels of sodium; the reason being that salt is used as a preservative to extend shelf life. Yet, there are high sodium products whose heart stopping saltiness tends to stay under a consumer’s radar.
No one likes to consider the worst "what ifs" when it comes to their health and mortality, but worst-case scenarios are something people need to be prepared for. Having an advanced care plan in place helps loved ones and health care workers make treatment decisions in an emergency, and guarantees a patient's wishes are fulfilled.
The bill was expanded in committee to also include chiropractors and optometrists.
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These traveling nurses book their temporary contracts, usually about 13 weeks, through various agencies and can make as much in a week as a regular staff nurse earns in a month, according to one of the travelers. However, a human resources director at Essentia Health said much of the demand is being driven by the pandemic and, once the case numbers recede, many of those contractual positions will no longer be necessary.
A breakthrough study by Johns Hopkins University researchers may aid doctors in determining which elderly patients will respond best to antidepressants and which may be at additional risks for memory decline.
Sanford’s travelling mammography program currently has over 130 mobile mammogram events scheduled through the end of the year.
Sanford’s travelling mammography program currently has over 130 mobile mammogram events scheduled through the end of the year.
“As a health care ministry, Avera is called upon to provide a safe and protective environment for our patients, their families and our employees. This is consistent with our mission and values,” said David Erickson, chief medical and innovation officer at Avera Health.
A Forum News Service analysis finds the center of the new South Dakota surge in one area: the Black Hills. And the virus likely surged there for two reasons: low COVID-19 vaccination rates that made its population a relatively easy target, and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which brought hundreds of thousands of people from around the country into close contact.

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Advocates for abortion rights say some South Dakota women also turned to potentially dangerous alternatives in an attempt to terminate their pregnancies in 2020.
Sanford Health's chief physician, Dr. Jeremy Cauwels, said Thursday the health system is moving forward with the mandate because of the growing number of the more contagious and virulent delta variant cases in Sanford's clinical footprint, which spans the Dakotas and Minnesota, and because national health care organizations have endorsed the move.
The South Dakota Developmental Center in Redfield cares for 80 residents with mental and developmental disabilities, but some legislators sitting on the state's top budget committee think the state should find a cheaper way to provide those services.

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