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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.. . .Read More
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. . .Read More
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: