If you have story ideas or projects that help build a healthier community, please share with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
League of American Bicyclists Names Sioux Falls a Bicycle Friendly Community
Oct 15, 2013
Sioux Falls was recently named a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Sioux Falls is one of 291 communities across the U.S. to earn bicycle friendly recognition. Mayor Mike Huether and City departments, including Planning, Parks & Recreation, Traffic Engineering, and the Health, have worked very closely with local bike clubs like. . .Read More
River Tower Apartments Going Smoke-Free
Oct 7, 2013
In May 2014, the River Tower Apartments will become a smoke-free property. After attending a smoke-free multi-unit housing workshop for property owners and managers sponsored by Live Well Sioux Falls, the Sioux Empire Tobacco-Free Coalition and the American Lung Association, the River Tower management made the decision to go smoke-free. They brought in a speaker from the. . .Read More