Local

National Health Week

Photo: clipart.com

National Health Week

This is “National Health Center Week,” a time for community health centers across the state to highlight the services they provide and reach out to the communities they serve. Linda Ross is CEO of the Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas, and says they want people to know more about the services they provide.

Events set for the week include the grand opening of a new clinic in De Smet, health fairs and screenings, a coloring contest and employee picnics. Ross says under the Affordable Care Act, community health centers will become even more important in health care and wellness.

Ross says community health centers are focused mostly on areas of South Dakota that don’t have a lot of health care options.

Recent Headlines

in Local Sports

Twins Trade Morales; Call Up Polanco

twins

The Twins have made a trade for pitching.

in National, Sports

Ohio State University fires marching band director

osu

OSU has fired the director of its celebrated marching band amid allegations he knew about "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment.

in National

Unemployment claims at lowest level since ’06

jobs

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in more than eight years last week.

in National

7 arrested in $1.6M StubHub scam

stubhub

Police say an international ring defrauded the StubHub online ticketing service of some $1.6 million.

in National

10M American adults gained coverage under Obamacare

obamacare

An estimated 10.3 million Americans have gained health coverage since Obamacare enrollment began, according to a study published on Wednesday.