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Young Duluth, Minn., researcher demonstrates importance of hand washing

May 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

DULUTH, Minn. We’ve all been told it’s a good idea to wash our hands. Researcher Tim Renier a sophomore at Duluth East High School has demonstrated just how good an idea it is. He found a statistically significant link between effective hand washing and school absenteeism. Continue Reading

SD health official urges food safety over holidays

December 18, 2012 in The Daily Republic

It’s not uncommon for holiday pot-lucks at schools, churches, offices or other gatherings to result in food-borne outbreaks.
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UPDATE 11 a.m.: Willmar, Minn., aquatic center has no health concerns

July 17, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR There has been no spike in swimming-related illnesses in the Willmar area, and the Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center will continue to operate as usual, city officials said today. Continue Reading

Food-sparked illnesses starting to wane in Pierre

February 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) After dozens of people reported being sick last week because of food served at Pierre Riggs High School, the illness is starting to wane.
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Food-borne illnesses suspected after Kernels’ Pierre game

February 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The state Department of Health is investigating a suspected food-borne illness outbreak that has been tied to a Tuesday boys’ basketball game at Pierre between Pierre and Mitchell.

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Owatonna farm’s organic eggs linked to 6 Twin Cities salmonella cases

October 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Six people in the Twin Cities have been sickened with salmonella linked to organic eggs from an Owatonna, Minn., farm that sells to Lunds, Byerlys, Kowalski’s and other markets and co-ops across the metro area. Continue Reading

Cantaloupe illnesses, deaths expected to rise

September 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The heads of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said today that consumers who have cantaloupes produced by Jensen Farms in Colorado should throw them out. If they are not sure where the fruit is from, they shouldn’t eat it. Continue Reading

School or bed for sick children? Key word is ‘contageous’

September 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Trying to decide when to keep a sick child at home from school can be hard for parents. Continue Reading

Stomach flu hits area

December 9, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

Some doctors are seeing an increase in stomach flu in the area. Continue Reading

New report reveals global cost of Alzheimer’s, dementias tops $600 billion

September 25, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

The total estimated worldwide costs of dementia are $604 billion in 2010, according to the newly released World Alzheimer Report 2010: The Global Economic Impact of Dementia from Alzheimer’s Disease International. Continue Reading