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Study finds cash is covered in bacteria Video included

What's green and white and filled with germs?
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Siouxland kid raises "buckets of hope" for other cancer survivors

Friday, people gathered at the June E. Nylen Cancer Center to raise awareness for Blood Cancer. More>>

Doctors raise melanoma awareness and warn teens against indoor tanning Video included

Indoor tanning has become popular for teens as they prepare for the big night. However, doctors at Faith Regional Center, in Norfolk, Nebraska say this trend can be deadly. More>>

CENTSABLE HEALTH: Last-Minute Easter Tips Video included

On this week's Centsable Health Fareway Foods registered dietitian Whitney Packebush shares ideas to make your Easter Sunday gathering more festive. 
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Pfizer reports promising results for cancer drug

An experimental drug has shown encouraging results in treating advanced breast cancer in an early clinical trial, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer reported Sunday. More>>

Boosting Your Brain

(NBC News) It's predicted the number of people with Alzheimer's disease will nearly triple in the coming decades. More>>

Health care changes in America proceed with a lot of uncertainty

There will be several factors to consider before enrolling in plans under the Affordable Care Act and not all the details are clear at this point. More>>

The vaccines you still need as an adult

The CDC recommends adults get a tetanus booster shot every ten years. The CDC recommends adults get a tetanus booster shot every ten years.

Many vaccines are required for kids starting school, but even as you get older, there are several you need to keep up to date on. More>>

Study says melanoma survivors need to be more careful

A new study finds that many melanoma survivors still go outside without protection. A new study finds that many melanoma survivors still go outside without protection.

Even though more people are living after a melanoma diagnosis, they have to be careful, especially when it comes to being out in the sun. More>>

Keeping kids safe from child abuse

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Child abuse is completely preventable, and getting the word out to parents and caregivers can keep kids safe. More>>

Brushing up on healthy dental habits for your kids

Flavored toothpaste, flossing aids, and Xylitol  suckers can help encourage healthy oral hygiene. Flavored toothpaste, flossing aids, and Xylitol suckers can help encourage healthy oral hygiene.

February is National Children's Dental Health Month to bring awareness about good oral hygiene, and to brush up on healthy dental habits for kids. More>>

App allows patients to request prescriptions refills on smartphones

Patients can request prescription refills through a new app and website. Patients can request prescription refills through a new app and website.

An app called Refill Rx makes it easier for patients to request prescription refills. More>>

Wear your red for heart disease awareness

Wear Red Day kicks off American Heart Month. Wear Red Day kicks off American Heart Month.

Friday, February 1st is National Wear Red Day. More>>

Keeping young athletes safe from head injuries

Players need to do a better job communicating news of their injuries. Players need to do a better job communicating news of their injuries.

The threat of head injury has become a serious topic of discussion among young athletes. More>>

Exercise-triggered asthma shouldn't keep you from working out

Tests can determine if you have exercise-triggered asthma. Tests can determine if you have exercise-triggered asthma.

Don't give up on exercising because you're short of breath, because doctors can test to see if you suffer from exercise-triggered asthma. More>>

New laser procedure can help millions with rosacea

Facial redness and broken blood vessels are common complaints with rosacea. Facial redness and broken blood vessels are common complaints with rosacea.

Rosacea is the chronic skin condition characterized by facial redness, but a new laser procedure can eliminate redness resulting from rosacea and spider veins in just one treatment. More>>

Researchers: Intensity more important than duration in heart healthy exercise

New research suggests it's not the duration exercise, but the intensity that matters for heart health. More>>

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    SSC & Heelan boys get soccer wins; Tuesday's prep scores

    SSC & Heelan boys get soccer wins; Tuesday's prep scores

    South Sioux City celebrates a win over Mt. Michael on Tuesday.South Sioux City celebrates a win over Mt. Michael on Tuesday.
    Watch highlights of wins by the boys soccer teams from South Sioux City and Bishop Heelan and see the SportsFource high school scoreboard from Tuesday.More >>
    Watch highlights of wins by the boys soccer teams from South Sioux City and Bishop Heelan and see the SportsFource high school scoreboard from Tuesday.
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    Morningside splits with last place Mt. Marty; Tuesday's scores

    Morningside splits with last place Mt. Marty; Tuesday's scores

    Mt. Marty beat Morningside 4-3 in game one of their GPAC doubleheader on Tuesday.Mt. Marty beat Morningside 4-3 in game one of their GPAC doubleheader on Tuesday.
    The GPAC softball leaders from Morningside split a doubleheader with Mount Marty on Tuesday. See the highlights and Tuesday's college baseball and softball scores.More >>
    The GPAC softball leaders from Morningside split a doubleheader with Mount Marty on Tuesday. See the highlights and Tuesday's college baseball and softball scores.
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    X's re-sign Murton but continue roster changes

    X's re-sign Murton but continue roster changes

    Luke Murton had 71 hits in 74 games with the Explorers last season.Luke Murton had 71 hits in 74 games with the Explorers last season.
    After compiling their worst record in ten years at 38-62, the Sioux City Explorers are overhauling their roster. Twenty-four players have been signed. Fourteen pitchers and ten position players will compete for spots on the 21-man roster. Only two position players are back, outfielder Peter Barrows plus former Yankees minor leaguer Luke Murton, who's signing was announced on Tuesday.More >>
    After compiling their worst record in ten years at 38-62, the Sioux City Explorers are overhauling their roster. Twenty-four players have been signed. Fourteen pitchers and ten position players will compete for spots on the 21-man roster. Only two position players are back, outfielder Peter Barrows plus former Yankees minor leaguer Luke Murton, who's signing was announced on Tuesday.More >>

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