Summer is synonymous with barbecues, parades and fireworks displays. But along with all the festivities are plenty of visits to emergency rooms – especially during July. In 2013, eight people died and about 11,400 were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. And while …

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Family Fun, Stand Up Paddling

Today, I’d like to introduce to a water sport activity that is making a splash. It’s the Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP for short). SUP is an awesome form of aquatic exercise that all ages and fitness levels can enjoy. All you need is a calm body of water, a little bit of gear, and …

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Family, including children (7-11) sitting at table in garden, toasting with orange juice and smiling

Hi, South Dakota! Can you believe it, the first day of summer has passed and now our days will be getting shorter? Before we know it, old man winter will be knocking at our door. How many of you set a health related resolution/goal on January 1st? Were you successful? Did you accomplish your goals? …

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