User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


31° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Healthbeat

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Task Force Calls For Access To Prenatal Care

December 16, 2011, 6:01 AM

Task Force Calls For Access To Prenatal Care
PIERRE, SD - The Governor's Task Force on Infant Mortality recommends improved access to early prenatal care and increased awareness of safe sleep practices for infants.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard appointed the 27-member task force in May to study the state's infant mortality rate and recommend ways to reduce it. The panel made its recommendations to Daugaard on Wednesday.

An average of 80 South Dakota infants die each year before their first birthdays.

The state's infant mortality rate for 2000 through 2010 was 7 per 1,000 births, which was higher than the national rate and higher than rates of neighboring North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and Montana.

First Lady Linda Daugaard chaired the task force of representatives from hospitals, clinics, boards and agencies related to medicine, behavioral health and social work.

Previous Story

Next Story




 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View healthbeat

You may also like

Low-Risk Traveler Being Monitored For Ebola In SD

10/27/2014 5:59 PM

South Dakota hospitals and clinics were notified last week of a person who is being monitored by the state Department of Health for signs of Ebola.

Full Story
Manning Helps Spearfish Teenager In Brain Cancer Recovery

10/25/2014 6:00 PM

A freshman at Spearfish High School had his dream to meet Denver Bronco's quarterback Peyton Manning come true earlier this month.

Full Story | Watch
Medical Facilities On Alert For Ebola

10/28/2014 6:07 PM

The State Health Department says it's currently monitoring one person who traveled to West Africa and returned to South Dakota last Thursday.

Full Story | Watch
Monitoring For Ebola In SD

10/28/2014 1:33 PM

The South Dakota Health Department is monitoring a traveler for signs of Ebola.

Full Story
Overcoming Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

10/30/2014 6:18 PM

Homework isn't so easy for fifth-grader Gabby Heikkila. The Canton girl has some learning delays caused by fetal alcohol syndrome.

Full Story | Watch


Events