December 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic
SIOUX FALLS (AP) Online acquaintances, a changing population and a relaxed view of risks have fueled what officials call an alarming increase in sexually transmitted diseases in South Dakota.
November 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The Grand Forks Public Health Department, North Dakota Department of Health, Grand Forks School District and others are handling a tuberculosis outbreak with science-based effectiveness and dispatch.
Kudos to them for their measured and professional response. Continue Reading
November 8, 2012 in The Daily Republic
SIOUX FALLS (AP) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has selected South Dakota to host a public health fellow focused on assisting individuals and neighborhoods struggling to maintain their property.
February 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
How to improve access to dental care for the poor in spite of a limited number of Grand Forks area dentists who accept Medicaid is the topic of a forum at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Grand Forks Herald Community Room. To attend, you’ll need to register for the event no later than Thursday. Continue Reading
November 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
More parents are opting out of school shots for their kids. In eight states now, including Minnesota, more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners aren’t getting all the vaccines required for attendance, an Associated Press analysis found. The trend concerns, if not alarms, public health professionals. Continue Reading
August 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
The share of Minnesota teenagers who have received three key vaccines grew significantly last year, but public health experts said they are still troubled by the relatively slow adoption of a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. Continue Reading