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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

Prevention urged to slow spread of enterovirus

September 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

BEMIDJI — While Minnesota has not had a confirmed case of Enterovirus D68, the respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of children in other parts of the Midwest, a Minnesota pediatrician advises the public to take appropriate steps for preve…continue reading on dglobe.com

OUR OPINION: Support civic effort to combat drug abuse

October 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Can a new civic effort by Altru, UND and Grand Forks hold back the “tide” of alcohol and drug abuse?
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Suicide prevention week to start Sunday

September 8, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Sunday through Sept. 15 as Suicide Prevention Week in South Dakota.
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Yankton tribe hasn’t used federal grant to fight meth

August 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WAGNER (AP) An American Indian tribe in an area of southeastern South Dakota where some people say the illegal drug methamphetamine has become rampant has not used a federal grant to hire a detective to combat meth use. Continue Reading

Seniors often targets of financial fraud

June 24, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Anyone can become a victim of financial fraud, but one demographic the elderly are especially vulnerable to these types of scams.
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New face to lead alcohol prevention initiative in county

April 7, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Beth Heltunen has been named the alcohol prevention coordinator to head up a five-year state Planning and Implementation grant. Continue Reading

LETTER: Best tobacco addiction cure is prevention

November 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The best cure for an addiction is prevention. The more we can get the word out about the harmful effects of smoking, the better-educated people are in making the decision to not light up in the first place. Continue Reading

$1 million grant will aid prevention

April 9, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

The Hubbard County Drug and Alcohol Task Force makes one thing crystal clear: Most youth, ranging in age from grades six through 12, are not involved in alcohol abuse, but it remains a serious problem for those who are. Continue Reading

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Sanford doctor focuses on American Indian health

November 7, 2010 in INFORUM

Says prevention is key to keeping people healthy

Dr. Donald Warne, who heads a new Sanford Health initiative to improve the health of American Indians, began his medical career as a primary care physician. Continue Reading