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Rice Hospital turns to data-diving to measure, improve pneumonia care

WILLMAR, Minn. — When hospitals undertake a project to improve patient care, how do they know they’re actually making a difference?

Sanford donates $1M to McKenzie County Healthcare hospital

WATFORD CITY, N.D. – A health care partnership in northwestern North Dakota is expanding to a management agreement that will provide additional health resources into rapidly growing McKenzie County.

Grand Forks-based Avianax to meet with DoD about potential Ebola treatment

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - As worldwide concern over the Ebola virus continues to mount, a Grand Forks company that specializes in antibody technology may potentially help fight the disease.

Jennie-O's Willmar processing plant returns to normal operations after Friday night medical incident

Jennie-O's Willmar processing plant returns to normal operations after Friday night medical incident

WILLMAR, Minn. - A Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar has returned to normal operations after a medical situation Friday night caused a number of employees to be hospitalized.

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Demand for massage therapists grows in F-M metro

Demand for massage therapists grows in F-M metro

FARGO, N.D. – Since Toby Mulvihill was a child growing up here, he has seen the phone book’s listing of massage therapists expand from one column to more than three pages.

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Sanford Health eyes expansion in Worthington

Sanford Health eyes expansion in Worthington

WORTHINGTON — Sanford Health announced Wednesday that it has purchased the former Avera Clinic building in downtown Worthington. The building is adjacent to the Sanford Worthington Medical Center (SWMC)campus and was listed at $1.1 million.

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Affordable housing project announced for Watford City

BISMARCK - Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced on Wednesday the state will spend $2.6 million to build an affordable apartment complex for essential medical personnel in western North Dakota.

Apple, Facebook will pay for female employees to freeze their eggs

Apple, Facebook will pay for female employees to freeze their eggs

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc and Facebook Inc will help pay for female employees to freeze their eggs, signaling a willingness to spend on perks and benefits in a race to acquire top-flight talent.

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LifeQuest renames building for former director

LifeQuest renames building for former director

MITCHELL, S.D. - Only six months after he retired, Daryl Kilstrom says he fell into another job almost by accident.

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New Minn. Ebola fear: Labs may balk at testing blood

ST. PAUL - Twin Cities doctors and nurses say they can safely handle an Ebola patient, but state health officials are hearing a different story from hospital labs.

Woonsocket clinic gets new building

Woonsocket clinic gets new building

WOONSOCKET, S.D. — For years, the Woonsocket medical clinic got by with what it had.

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Malware found on NDSCS computers

FARGO, N.D. – The discovery of malware on North Dakota State College of Science computers that stored the personal information of more than 15,000 current and former students and employees has prompted the school to tighten its network security and offer a year of free identity-theft protection to those affected.

Willmar to host national speaker on aging, dementia

WILLMAR, Minn. — A packed house is expected this coming week when a nationally recognized speaker visits Willmar to talk about a serious and urgent topic: caring for the rising number of older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia.

SD hospitals say they are ready for Ebola patients

MITCHELL, S.D. - A man died from Ebola Wednesday morning in Dallas, but that doesn't concern medical officials in South Dakota as much as the flu and enterovirus.

Devils Lake leaders will discuss options for events and wellness center project

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Devils Lake community leaders are not sure which direction they’ll go with a $23.5 million events center and wellness center project that was rejected for sales tax funding by voters Tuesday night.

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