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State and Local Health Officials Stress Awareness and Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections

State and Local Health Officials Stress Awareness and Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections

Jun 29, 2017

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are still a health concern and rates continue to be on the rise, according to officials from the South Dakota Department of Health and the Sioux Falls Health Department.

The terms STIs and STDs are often used interchangeably, according to Dr. Jennifer Tinguely, Chief Medical Officer for the

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Summer is Here! Stay Safe in the Sun.

Summer is Here! Stay Safe in the Sun.

Jun 23, 2017

Summer is finally here!  It's a great time to be active outdoors, but make sure you are staying safe in the sun.

Here are some great tips from the National Institutes of Health and Go4Life:

  • Limit your time in the sun. Try to stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when the sun’s rays are the strongest. Don’t be fooled by cloudy skies. The sun’s rays pass
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Enjoy a Breath of Fresh Air: City Ordinance on Smoking and Tobacco Use Takes Effect

Enjoy a Breath of Fresh Air: City Ordinance on Smoking and Tobacco Use Takes Effect

May 26, 2017

An ordinance regulating smoking and tobacco use on City property is now in effect.

The ordinance, which passed unanimously by the Sioux Falls City Council on May 2, 2017, is designed to promote a healthier environment, support individuals who wish to quit using tobacco, and provide positive role modeling for youth.

“The health and safety of our residents and visitors is

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