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Powerful cow antibiotic often misused by farmers

December 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

It is one of the most potent antibiotics used by U.S. cattle and dairy farmers, the key component in the top-selling drug line of Zoetis, the world’s largest animal health company.
But the strength of the antibiotic ceftiofur — and the frequency…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

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

Vaccine clinics offered for students in Oil Patch

September 15, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON With an influx of new students moving to the Oil Patch and North Dakota on track to double the number of reported whooping cough cases this year, health officials are taking action. Continue Reading

Minn. hospitals outpace nursing homes in flu shot program

August 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota nursing homes are lagging behind hospitals in a state program designed to boost flu vaccination rates among health workers, officials said Wednesday. Continue Reading

Minnesota Medical Association issues advisory on chickenpox parties

December 16, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR The Minnesota Medical Association issued a strongly worded statement this week about “chickenpox parties,” or playdates organized by parents to purposely expose their children to chickenpox in hopes of acquiring “natural” immunity by getting the disease.
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Minnesota Medical Association issues advisory against chickenpox parties

December 16, 2011 in West Central Tribune

The Minnesota Medical Association issued a strongly worded statement this week about “chickenpox parties,” or playdates organized by parents to purposely expose their children to chickenpox in hopes of acquiring “natural” immunity. Continue Reading

Jake gets his shots

May 3, 2011 in West Central Tribune

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Bill lowers vaccination age

January 5, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK More North Dakotans may soon be able to go to their local drug store to get their flu shots. Continue Reading

Flu shot reminder issued on the heels of deaths

October 18, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Two recent influenza-related deaths in Minnesota have prompted a reminder from local health care providers to get your flu shot if you haven’t already done so.
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State Health Department reports first flu death of the season

October 18, 2010 in West Central Tribune

State health officials are bracing for what they say could be a difficult year for the elderly in coping with influenza.
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