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County takes a hard look at Ebola

October 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

Every seat at the table was filled at the quarterly meeting of the Carlton County Public Health and Human ServicesEmergency Preparedness Advisory Committee Monday. The main topic that drew many of the 30 attendees — Ebola.

Facilitator Joanne Ers…continue reading on pinejournal.com

Thune calls for West Africa travel ban over Ebola

October 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota U.S. Sen. John Thune said Wednesday the U.S. should ban travelers from three West African countries where an Ebola epidemic is spreading.

The infection of a second Dallas nurse shows more must be done to keep th…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Thune calls for West Africa travel ban over Ebola

October 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota U.S. Sen. John Thune said Wednesday the U.S. should ban travelers from three West African countries where an Ebola epidemic is spreading.

The infection of a second Dallas nurse shows more must be done to keep th…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Up to 18 exposed to U.S. Ebola patient, including children

October 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Lisa Maria Garza and Marice Richter

DALLAS (Reuters) – Health experts were observing up to 18 people, including children, who had contact with the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the United States, officials sa…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.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

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