Commentary

Wed
06
Dec
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Statement from CRST Chairman Harold Frazier regarding Trump comment to American heroes

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

I am deeply ashamed of the way the President of the United States has treated the veterans during an honoring ceremony at the White House. (While honoring Native veterans, the President added comments about Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, calling her Pocahantas.)

Veterans are brave heroes who sacrificed everything, despite the historical trauma to tribal nations, when asked to defend the United States. Absolutely nothing should have taken away from honoring the veterans for their contributions to the war that ensured the American way of life.

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Wed
29
Nov
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Something to Think About

By Mark Peacock

I remember waking up feeling rested… neither tired nor sore, yet again after another wild Friday night out on the town that followed a long, hard, physical work day preceded by a morning run, that followed several days of doing exactly the same thing… a long time ago in my youth, and remembering the non-event that such mornings were.

Now it takes a few minutes to rock myself out of bed, taking a survey of which part feels the most damaged or sore or non-functional this morning, after a short day of a short week at a job in which I couldn’t possibly strain a muscle, much less two and a non-existent exercise program… my body sore from lack of use.

 

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Wed
29
Nov
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Time is running out for health care centers

As a community health center across South Dakota, Horizon Health Care is committed to advancing our mission of providing quality and affordable health care to all South Dakotans, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. We provide health care services to people in communities large and small, especially targeting rural areas and underserved populations. We are job creators and economic engines for the communities we serve. We strive every day to foster healthy communities and healthy families.

Thu
23
Nov
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Community Health Centers face uncertainty due to federal funding cliff

Editor’s Note: The Topic invited the Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas to explain how the loss of federal funding impacts health care in our local communities. The Horizon Health Care clinics in Isabel, Bison, McIntosh, Eagle Butte, Faith and LaPlant are directly affected. This guest editorial comes from John Mengenhausen, CEO, Horizon Health Care; Shelly Ten Napel, CEO, Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas; and CEOs of eight other community health centers in the two states.

Thu
23
Nov
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LETTER

South Dakota Keystone oil spill

On November 16, 2017, the existing Keystone pipeline spilled more than 210,000 gallons of Alberta tar sands crude oil within miles of the Lake Traverse Sioux, our sister Tribe. This was the third pipeline spill in the state of South Dakota this year alone. It was also the largest Keystone spill to date in South Dakota. I condemn this oil spill, the company that built this pipeline and anybody associated with it. The evidence speaks for itself.

On Monday (Nov. 20) the State of Nebraska will decide whether to approve the new Keystone XL Pipeline, which is planned to cross within three short miles of my reservation and through countless miles of Lakota treaty lands. Like the Dakota Access Pipeline, which my Tribe is still fighting, the KXL poses a critical threat to our resources and our very way of life.

Wed
15
Nov
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Mentoring med students

By Richard P. Holm, MD

As part of our Prairie Doc volunteer work to spread science-based public health information, we have assembled a group of pre-professional college women and men to help us out. Almost every Thursday night at 6 p.m. MT (7 p.m. CT) these young “Prairie Doc Assistants” or PDAs, answer telephone call-in questions for our TV show on PBS. This changing group, initiated by our friend and advisor Mr. Judge Kelley, has been helping us for more than four years.

These kids not only help answer phone calls during live shows, but they also help research medical topics, and even help others during medical mission trips. In return, we give them the opportunity to meet our medical guests for 30 minutes before the show, and we help them find shadowing experiences with physicians. They need to experience a taste of what it would be like in med school and in the real world after starting practice, before they commit to it.

 

Wed
15
Nov
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Slices of Life: Speaking of Gratitude

By Jill Pertler

Gratitude is among us! ‘Tis the season for giving thanks. Let’s talk turkey.

Each year, at about this time, my family sits down to a big meal and we go around the table and tell one another what we are thankful for. Usually things like family, togetherness and green bean casserole top the list.

These are all groovy items to bestow with our gratitude. But, if I am being honest, they lack a bit in the creativity department. Being thankful for family? Of course you are. Not much thought or contemplation went into that choice. Family is just about everyone’s gratitude go-to.

 

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Wed
08
Nov
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Participate in the Great American Smoke-Out

Canli Coalition of Cheyenne River

Thursday, November 16 is the Great American Smoke Out. This is the day where persons who smoke, chew, or use other forms of commercial tobacco can end the hold tobacco has over them.

The Canli Coalition of Cheyenne River is challenging people of all ages who use cigarettes, cigars, chew, ecigarettes or other commercial tobacco products to go just one day without using tobacco on November 16 and to take their pledge to be “Smoke-Free for a Day.” If someone does not use commercial tobacco they can participate in the Great American Smoke-Out by pledging to “Support a Quitter” for the day. By quitting — even for one day — tobacco users will be taking an important step towards a healthier life.

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Wed
01
Nov
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Luther and the printing press

By Amanda Fanger

It’s amazing what the power of the printed word can do.

While Martin Luther’s act of nailing his 95 Theses to the door of the church is the image that sticks out in everyone’s mind when thinking of the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century, the spreading of this movement was really made possible by what was then a relatively new piece of technology: the printing press.

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Wed
01
Nov
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Prairie Doc: At home with dementia

By Richard P. Holm, MD

In the U.S. there are almost five million people with mild to moderate dementia. Studies show that about 70% of these people are at home, either alone or with a caregiver (often a spouse). If more people with mild to moderate dementia could stay home safely, this would save Medicare and Medicaid a great deal of taxpayer money. More importantly, this would provide those affected by dementia with their preferred environment. Indeed, it is important to allow all people the chance to stay at home whenever possible.

Recent Johns Hopkins research studied more than 250 people with dementia and found that 99% of the demented and 97% of their care givers had at least one unmet need. The foremost unmet need was safety issues which increased risk of falling, such as poor lighting in walkways.

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