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New $47M Prairie St. John’s psychiatric hospital slated to open in Fargo
June 12, 2019 - 4:57pm
FARGO — Prairie St. John’s will begin work on a new $47 million hospital this fall with the start of demolition of a nearby building, signaling...
Fargo hospital gets $100K to treat first episodes of psychosis in youth
May 28, 2019 - 7:55pm
FARGO — A psychiatric hospital here is receiving about $100,000 in funding to provide services aimed at treating the first signs of psychosis...
North Dakota leads the nation in giving mental health drugs to foster kids. Advocates want better treatment
May 28, 2019 - 6:00am
FARGO — As a troubled foster kid bouncing from doctor to doctor, Deborah Zaun worried about the long-term effects of being on so many mental...
Measles were eliminated in the U.S. 19 years ago. So why is it suddenly raising such a fuss
May 7, 2019 - 2:28pm
DULUTH, Minn. - Today’s story will begin with a quiz.Which of the following contagious diseases is most readily spread?EbolaInfluenzaMeaslesIf...
STDs at record high in Minnesota
April 30, 2019 - 7:29pm
ST. PAUL -- When it comes to sexually transmitted diseases, the state of Minnesota keeps breaking records it doesn’t want to break. The Minnesota...
Brain injury research, treatment taking giant steps forward in ND
April 29, 2019 - 7:05am
FARGO — North Dakota is headed for perhaps its biggest advancement in treating brain injuries ever and may even become a leader nationwide....
After traumatic brain injury from near fatal crash, oxygen therapy gives ND woman her life back
April 29, 2019 - 7:05am
LEEDS, N.D. — Since a near-fatal accident in November of 2007, Hannah Anderson has had to deal with more than any human should ever have to...
Study: Hmong women at highest risk for mercury poisoning due to diet, skin products
April 23, 2019 - 5:33pm
ST. PAUL - Asian women, especially Hmong, are at higher risk of mercury contamination than any other ethnic groups in the Twin Cities, according...
Reported STDs continue climb in North Dakota with sharp rise in gonorrhea
April 16, 2019 - 9:04pm
BISMARCK — The overall number of sexually transmitted diseases reported in North Dakota increased last year, according to new data from the...
Whooping cough cases rise in South Dakota
April 3, 2019 - 5:04pm
ABERDEEN, S.D. — The number of pertussis cases in South Dakota is well above what it's normally been in recent years, according to the state...
Heart doctors explain the precautions you should take when shoveling snow
March 5, 2019 - 4:55pm
When Dr. Nicole Worden was in her cardiology fellowships at the University of Iowa, there was a sense of place to the heart attack patients she...
‘It’s cultural’: South Dakota’s growing senior population is independent, healthy
January 15, 2019 - 6:11pm
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A first-of-its-kind report in South Dakota is taking the temperature of the state’s aging population. “A Profile of...
Number of hospice patients in Minnesota increases as doctors accept such alternative care
December 29, 2018 - 9:26pm
ST. PAUL -- Bert McKasy has not reached the end, but he can see it from here. He is dying of colon cancer and has only a few more months to live....
As two more nursing homes prepare to close, no solution in sight for South Dakota's crisis
December 27, 2018 - 12:11pm
ABERDEEN, S.D. - It’s been nearly six years since 87-year-old Phyllis Stiegelmeier moved a block away from her home in Selby into the nursing...
Tribal health initiative funding approved
October 9, 2018 - 5:54pm
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board has announced funding of its Maternal and Child Health Department for...