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Stress Management With Mindfulness

Finding ways to decrease your stress level in a healthy way is important for managing stress in the long-term. This can be done with mindfulness and a variety of tools.

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South Dakota Farm and Ranch Stress Summit – Save the Date

August 13, 2019

The SDSU Extension Rural Behavioral Health Team is partnering with the South Dakota Counselors Association (SDCA) to host a three-day South Dakota Farm and Ranch Stress Summit, September 23-25. The Summit will be held at the Arrowwood Cedar Shore Resort & Conference Center in Oacoma, SD.

Farm Stress, Health

Better Choices Better Health Good & Healthy South Dakota Communities
Apr 15

4-Day Chronic Disease Lay Leader Training @ Pierre

Become a Better Choices, Better Health© SD Lay Leader to help people better manage their chronic conditions and lead healthier lives. No healthcare or teaching experience is required. In fact, many leaders have a chronic disease themselves and have attended the workshops as a participant.

Better Choices, Better Health©, Health

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SDSU Extension Offers Mental Health First Aid Training in Sioux Falls

August 02, 2019

The mental health first aid course will provide tools to identify when a person may be struggling with their mental health or a substance use problem.

Farm Stress, Health

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SDSU Extension Launches Double Up Dakota Bucks to Help South Dakotans Access More Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

July 30, 2019

To improve access and encourage consumption of fruits and vegetables, SDSU Extension and NDSU Extension have launched Double Up Dakota Bucks at the farmers markets in Lake Andes, South Dakota and Rolla, North Dakota.

Family Finances, Health

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Dakotas Housing Study Results Shed Light on Aging in Place

July 10, 2019

SDSU Extension and North Dakota State University Extension recently teamed up to conduct the Dakotas Housing Study, which showed that housing appropriate for successful aging in place is largely absent in both states. Over 600 people across North Dakota and South Dakota participated in the study.

Older Adults, Health

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Is Your Water Safe to Drink?

Consuming water in some way, shape, or form is essential for survival. Staying adequately hydrated gives your body the balance it needs to continue throughout the day. During a flood or other natural disasters, the circumstances can become more difficult to find safe water to drink.

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Keeping Health at the Forefront as a Busy Parent

It’s Monday, after a busy weekend traveling to sporting and school events, family gatherings and catching up on housework, an overwhelming feeling of stress and inorganization fills your mind. Your time is stretched thin and thinking about how to keep your children’s eating and exercise habits a priority, as well as your own, is something that feels too complicated and requires too much of your time.

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Free Long-Term Care Planning Lunch and Learn Webinar on July 10

June 26, 2019

The second in a four-part webinar series hosted by gerontologists from North Dakota State University Extension and SDSU Extension will take place on July 10. The webinar begins at 11:00 a.m. MDT/Noon CDT. Topics covered include long-term care, planning and financing options and how to identify optimal care options to meet family needs.

Older Adults, Health