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Andrea Bjornestad

SDSU Extension Team Provides Mental Health & Opioid Education to South Dakota's Rural Communities

February 01, 2019

In 2017, 192 South Dakotans committed suicide. The greatest number reported in the state's history. This fact is not lost on SDSU Extension, an organization dedicated to serving South Dakotans with research-based information, resources and a trusted team for more than a century.


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We Are What We Think

We have all heard the phrase “you are what you eat”, but research also suggests that we are what we think.

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West Nile in South Dakota: Expect Cases Into Early Fall

While it’s true that in South Dakota most West Nile Virus cases occur during August, new human infections are detected well into September in most years.

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Design Matters: What is Presbyopia?

As we enter our 40's we are likely to notice a change in our vision. Changes in our vision may make it more difficult for our eyes to focus. These changes are called presbyopia.

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SHIINE: Medicare Education and Protection Program

SHIINE stands for Senior Health Information and Insurance Education. SHIINE’s purpose is to provide free, confidential and impartial knowledge to recipients of Medicare.

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Benefits of Stretching

Not only does stretching help prevent injury, it also has numerous other benefits.

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Fuel Up With Dairy

December 18, 2018

During National Nutrition Month, SDSU Extension, together with the Midwest Dairy Council, encourage South Dakotans to make sure they are consuming enough dairy for a healthy diet.


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Fuel Up With Dairy to "Go Further with Food"

March is National Nutrition Month® and this year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages Americans to "Go Further with Food." When it comes to food and nutrition, one thing most health professionals agree on is we could all benefit from eating more fruits and vegetables.

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Aging in Place: The Importance of Walkability

Walkability is an important part of aging in place for many reasons.

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Common Health Concerns

As we age, we are at greater risk for chronic disease. To help you out, SDSU Extension has compiled a list of websites to help you learn more about common health concerns for older adults.