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Column: A little panic might be helpful

October 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Now, now, let’s not panic.
Yes, we have a second Ebola patient infected after treating the Liberian man who apparently concealed his exposure to this often-fatal disease, but this is no reason to panic.
“It’s bad news that anot…continue reading on dglobe.com

Letter: Deeper and deeper into the donut hole

October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Marvin Kroontje, Magnolia

Wow, that northwest wind provided a real chill today. The season is changing. I had to find a cap with flaps and a coat to pick the last of the tomatoes. I covered them once, but not again — let ‘em freeze! They’…continue reading on dglobe.com

Letter: Deeper and deeper into the donut hole

October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Marvin Kroontje, Magnolia

Wow, that northwest wind provided a real chill today. The season is changing. I had to find a cap with flaps and a coat to pick the last of the tomatoes. I covered them once, but not again — let ‘em freeze! They’…continue reading on dglobe.com

Medicaid enrollment moves slowly in ND

October 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Officials with the North Dakota Department of Human Services told lawmakers Wednesday they expect to have enrolled most if not all of the individuals they estimated would be eligible for the state’s Medicaid expansion by the end of the…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Debate shows sharp differences between Dayton, Johnson

October 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

ROCHESTER — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s chief challenger took health insurance cost information the administration released Wednesday and used it hours later against the governor during their first debate.

Republican Jeff Johnson said MNsure …continue reading on dglobe.com

Debate shows sharp differences between Dayton, Johnson

October 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

ROCHESTER — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s chief challenger took health insurance cost information the administration released Wednesday and used it hours later against the governor during their first debate.

Republican Jeff Johnson said MNsure …continue reading on dglobe.com

Healing the health care system

September 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

BEMIDJI — The president-elect of the American Medical Association spent three days in Bemidji, visiting with local providers and discussing ways to improve America’s health care system.

“One of the physicians here, 66, said he’s been pract…continue reading on dglobe.com

Online volunteers map uncharted Ebola zones to help save lives

September 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Donating to disasters used to mean writing a check to Oxfam or the Red Cross.

These days in the Internet age, for the Ebola crisis, citizens from all over the world are donating their time by going online to build maps for relief wor…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

FOTB: No small operation: Boom keeps operating room’s chief nurse hopping

August 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — The day that Sue Erling arrived in Williston in September 2010, she was surrounded by trucks.
No longer the sleepy outpost she remembered as a young girl, the native North Dakotan was fresh off a year of working as a nurse in Fairbanks…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

FOTB: Visiting doctor still makes house calls

August 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

TRENTON — Eighty-nine-year-old Dr. Frederick Gross still makes house calls.
Frederick is back for a second six-month stint providing medical care at the Trenton Community Clinic, about 15 miles from Williston in northwest North Dakota.
He and wif…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com