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South Dakota seeing big increase in STD cases

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.
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OUR OPINION: Praise for effective public-health response

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

TB testing continues in Grand Forks

November 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Health officials are continuing to monitor the outbreak of tuberculosis in Grand Forks County announced last week, said Public Health Director Don Shields on Monday.
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CDC selects SD to host public health fellow

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.
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Is gun violence like a disease? Doctors think so

August 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Mass shootings have rattled nerves and renewed calls for stricter gun laws. Doctors are thinking bigger. Continue Reading

Public health clinics to expand in South Dakota

July 9, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The Supreme Court’s upholding of the federal health care law has cleared the way for public health clinics in South Dakota to expand.
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North Dakota seeks input on access to dental care

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

More U.S. parents opting out of some or all school vaccinations for children

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

Vaccination rates for Minnesota teens increase

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

Mosquito season begins soon

May 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

GF starting annual fight in a week”It’s a direct correlation: The more water we have the more mosquitoes we’re going to have,” said Todd Hanson, the man who’s headed Grand Forks’ annual mosquito fight since 1995. Continue Reading