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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

Minnesota DFLers plan legislative response to Hobby Lobby ruling

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH, Minn. — Minnesota DFLers unveiled plans Wednesday to introduce a bill that would require most employers’ insurance plans to pick up the tab for employees’ birth control.
During a visit to Duluth on Wednesday afternoon, House Majority L…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

AG: Some health insurance plans fail to comply with federal law

July 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued an opinion Friday concluding that some plans offered by two major health insurers likely fail to comply with federal law by excluding coverage for residential treatment of adults for s…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

AG: Some health insurance plans fail to comply with federal law

July 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued an opinion Friday concluding that some plans offered by two major health insurers likely fail to comply with federal law by excluding coverage for residential treatment of adults for s…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Private insurance coverage up 10 percent in ND since before ACA

July 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Private insurance coverage has increased by more than 10 percent in North Dakota since before passage of the federal Affordable Care Act, an Insurance Department official reported Wednesday in the first such measure of the controversial …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Service gap: Hospice providers say stigmas keep them from helping patients earlier

July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — When Donovon Nelson’s back problems started causing him to fall down, his wife, Mary, knew where he could get help.
She recommended Hospice of the Red River Valley, which eased her mother’s last weeks of life. Hospice staff members sta…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Spirit Lifeline takes off: Officials: Medical airlift service pulls out of North Dakota

July 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Air ambulance company Spirit Lifeline is pulling its service out of North Dakota after only a year of operation.

An email went out Wednesday to customers announcing that the company, which began operating in Dickinson last July, was ending its med…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Spirit Lifeline takes off: Officials: Medical airlift service pulls out of North Dakota

July 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Air ambulance company Spirit Lifeline is pulling its service out of North Dakota after only a year of operation.

An email went out Wednesday to customers announcing that the company, which began operating in Dickinson last July, was ending its med…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com