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WIC Program Announces New Income Guidelines

The South Dakota Department of Health has released new income guidelines for the WIC Program effective May 1, 2017.

Prevent Tick-Borne Illness (2017)

Head outdoors and enjoy the spring weather but keep an eye out for ticks to prevent tularemia and other tick-borne diseases, says a state health official.

April 10, 2017 | Infectious Disease

Rabies Cases Dip In 2016, Pets Still Need Vaccination

Cases of animal rabies were down in 2016, but the disease remains a risk in South Dakota, according to health officials. There were 27 cases in 2016, down from 29 cases in 2015.

March 31, 2017 | Infectious Disease

Grants Open For Mosquito Control Programs

Cities, counties and tribes can again apply for state grant funding to help control mosquitoes and prevent West Nile virus (WNV). 03/28/2017

March 28, 2017 | Infectious Disease

SD Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Recognizes Efforts to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening

A South Dakota health care professional and a health care facility are being recognized for their efforts to increase colorectal cancer screening as part of a national effort to screen 80 percent of the eligible population by 2018.

Percentage of South Dakota’s Kids Overweight, Obese Unchanged

Almost one-third of South Dakota’s kids and teens are overweight or obese, according to a new state health report.

February 7, 2017 | Healthy Living | Children’s Health

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