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Little Things Do Matter: Car Seat Checks Help Save Lives

Little Things Do Matter: Car Seat Checks Help Save Lives

Feb 12, 2014

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue recently received a thank-you letter from a grateful mother who acknowledged that her children were alive in part because of a car seat check at Fire Station 3.

Rebecca Barefoot was driving to work on January 3, 2014, when she hit ice while changing lanes on Interstate 90. She rolled her husband’s truck several times, totaling the vehicle.

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The Big Squeeze Featured in National Health Publication

The Big Squeeze Featured in National Health Publication

Feb 3, 2014

The Nation's Health, a publication of the American Public Health Association, features The Big Squeeze blood pressure initiative in its February issue. The Nation's Health focuses on news for public health professionals and policymakers at the federal, state and local level.

The Big Squeeze appears in the State & Local section, highlighting this community partnership and

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50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking

50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking

Jan 8, 2014

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health.

The first Surgeon General's report, released in January 1964, identified smoking as a cause of lung cancer in men. Since that time, additional reports, research and studies have produced evidence linking smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke to such health effects as:

  • Heart
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