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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

Bone-marrow transplant helps Freeman girl

September 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

FREEMAN — Two years ago, Kris and Walter Sahlis got news any parents would dread. Their 3-year-old daughter, Kahlen, had a rare disorder, possibly fatal. Dyskeratosis congenita, to be precise.

Today, the Sahlis family gets to tell the best e…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Help make Cloquet a ‘dementia-friendly’ community

September 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Alzheimers disease currently affects 88,000 Minnesotans age 65 and older.

Thousands more suffer with other forms of dementia.  

Some 245,000 caregivers lend support to these folks statewide.

These numbers are staggering — and still gr…continue reading on pinejournal.com

Help make Cloquet a ‘dementia-friendly’ community

September 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Alzheimers disease currently affects 88,000 Minnesotans age 65 and older.

Thousands more suffer with other forms of dementia.  

Some 245,000 caregivers lend support to these folks statewide.

These numbers are staggering — and still gr…continue reading on pinejournal.com

Flu season just around corner

September 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

The flu season is just around the corner and there’s no telling how bad it’s going to be this year, but Lake View Clinic family physician Dr. Shawn McMahon has a few tips on how to avoid getting sick.

The best way to prevent getting the flu is som…continue reading on twoharborsmn.com

ND, SD officials bracing for rare children’s virus

September 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Public health officials say a rare virus believed to be the cause of a severe respiratory illness that has affected children in at least 10 states may have already made its way to North Dakota and South Dakota.

The suspected…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

North Dakota records first West Nile death of 2014

September 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – A woman over the age of 60 who died last week was North Dakota’s first West Nile virus-related death of 2014, the state Department of Health announced Tuesday.

While the Health Department’s policy is to identify the region of the …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Letter: Never drink during pregnancy

September 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Emily Gunderson, Director of Communications, Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, St. Paul

September is FASD Awareness Month. To mark this occasion, the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) i…continue reading on dglobe.com

The vaccination debate

August 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Jimmy and Stephanie France have not had their 2-year-old son vaccinated against childhood diseases — and they don’t plan to.

“I don’t feel that it’s necessary,” Jimmy said.
The immunity his son received through b…continue reading on dglobe.com

Out Town Business Briefs

August 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

RehabVisions therapists attend hand therapy course RehabVisions’ occupational therapists and certified occupational therapy assistant attended a seven-hour hand therapy course on July 12.
The course was taught by certified hand therapist Terri Sul…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com