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Sebelius: I’m responsible for debacle: Health secretary resigns after Obamacare launch woes

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after overseeing the botched rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, a White House official said on Thursday.
Her departure removes one li…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Fight against bad medicine: Medical community teams up with law enforcement to combat prescription abuse from the inside

February 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

As prescription drug addiction becomes an ever-increasing problem in North Dakota, members of the medical and law enforcement community are working together to try and stop it before it starts.
“It’s becoming a national epidemic,” said John Va…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

The clinic will see you now: Sanford set to open new facility Monday in Dickinson

February 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Katherine Lymn
klymn@thedickinsonpress.com
Paintings fill the walls, waiting rooms are stocked with magazines and the storage cupboards are being stocked.
The new Sanford Health Dickinson Clinic is ready to roll.
The clinic officially opens at…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bad medicine:Prescription drug abuse on the rise in ND, Dickinson sees several thefts

February 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

In the early hours of the morning on Jan. 27 a man tried to break into The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in Dickinson.
In November, a man was convicted in Stark County of robbing Irsfeld Pharmacy in June. He told the court it was an attempt to get treatm…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Crisp: Modern medicine still doesn’t provide the ‘good death’

December 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

This is a familiar story: In July 2012, 65-year-old Barbara Wise suffered several disabling strokes that confined her to a hospital bed in Akron, Ohio, unable to move or speak.
Perhaps you remember the 15-year vegetative state that Terri Schiavo end…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Crisp: Modern medicine still doesn’t provide the ‘good death’

December 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

This is a familiar story: In July 2012, 65-year-old Barbara Wise suffered several disabling strokes that confined her to a hospital bed in Akron, Ohio, unable to move or speak.
Perhaps you remember the 15-year vegetative state that Terri Schiavo end…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Booming Bakken prompts medical expansions

November 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

Health care facilities are not exempt from the constant struggle to keep pace with the demands of the Bakken oil boom. Patient loads at some western North Dakota clinics and hospitals have more than tripled in the past three years as the boom has dra…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Robotic technology in the OR: Grand Forks woman has cysts removed by da Vinci SI robot

March 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS — Last fall, Brooke Conlin of Grand Forks had three massive cysts in her abdomen — one was half the size of a football, the others were each as big as a grapefruit. She had no idea they were there.
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One-the-job tragedies can have lasting effects for first responders

March 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO For those in a medical crisis, a paramedic on the way can seem like an approaching angel. Continue Reading

Report says surgery choice often depends on geography, including in SD

December 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Whether patients have elective surgery depends largely on where they live and not necessarily how sick they are, a newly released report says.
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