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Smokers May Show Heart Disease Much Younger Than Nonsmokers

Smokers May Show Heart Disease Much Younger Than Nonsmokers

Mar 31, 2014

According to Reuters Health, a smoker's coronary artery disease is likely to be as advanced as that of a non-smoker who is 10 years older when both show up at the hospital with a heart attack.

A recent research study looked at nearly 14,000 patients hospitalized with blockages in arteries supplying the heart muscle and found smokers were more likely than nonsmokers to

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Video Resources from Live Well Sioux Falls

Video Resources from Live Well Sioux Falls

Mar 17, 2014

Live Well Sioux Falls has a growing number of video resources available that highlight the work we are doing with our community partners.  From healthy community design to smoke-free youth recreation, check out these videos to learn more about the work we are doing to make Sioux Falls an even healthier place to live.

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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