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Nursing homes get financial bump as lawmakers OK health care bill
By Danielle Killey Nursing homes and other care facilities will get more state money than they have seen in years. Sen. Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick, said the budget plan lawmakers approved last week inc...
5/18/13 at 6:40 PM Legislative notebook: Economic development bill passes 5/16/13 at 10:09 PM
Political notebook: $30 million in business loans on track 3/1/13 at 5:21 PM
Change fatigue in health care
The patient was at the hospital for a straightforward same-day surgery but the admission process fell far short of efficient. She was directed hither and yon - first to the registration desk, then to ...
5/9/13 at 3:39 PM Do we need another patient survey? 4/5/13 at 3:10 PM
The most dangerous health occupation 9/7/12 at 5:45 PM
North Dakota to expand Medicaid coverage
By Ryan Schuster Earlier this month North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed legislation allowing the state to expand Medicaid coverage to an estimated 20,000 North Dakotans who dont currently qualify...
4/29/13 at 9:41 AM Online marketplace to provide more health insurance options 4/26/13 at 10:49 AM
What you can do to help control health care costs 4/19/13 at 12:27 PM
I'm a Believer -- So Are You
We disagree with one another a lot these days, but I think I've found three sentences we can all say, "Yes, that's true," to: 1) We are all born. 2) We all die. 3) In between, we operate each of ...
12/19/12 at 3:11 PM
Quality of Life and End of Life Decisions
In a discussion of neurodegenerative diseases, especially those that appear as late-onset varieties, a question arises about prolonging life and improving quality of life. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosi...
10/24/12 at 10:00 AM
The Jenna Act
I do believe the cures for theills of the world can be found in the conversations conducted in hair salons, barber shops and nail salons. Theyfunction likethink tanks where the patrons and the stylist...
3/7/12 at 10:18 PM Allow me to be blunt... 3/2/12 at 11:24 PM
Yeah, it's time.
Back when I was a poor single person, trying to support myself and take care of myself, I had a toothache. I asked my boyfriend who his dentist was and made an appointment. I'd been neglecting my dent...
3/7/12 at 4:03 PM Me 3.0 2/15/12 at 3:11 PM
Mom update 9/23/10 at 9:56 AM
A listening tour for our next leader
Dr. Steven Rosenstone will take over as chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system in August. Last Friday he visited our campus to listen to several different constituent group...
3/14/11 at 3:15 PM
N.D. lawmakers discuss inmate medical bills
BISMARCKThe increasing cost of medical care for jail inmates is of growing concern for North Dakota counties, and state lawmakers are trying to decide how to handle the issue. The Senate Human Servic...
1/10/11 at 6:43 PM Mathern joins fight to protect health care 11/17/10 at 10:21 AM
Health care presser update 9/22/10 at 3:07 PM
For anybody who just can't get enough to read about my recent surgery, here's a link to Altru's Everyday magazine. Alicia Sandbakken did a really nice job with the article. Thanks, Alicia....
3/1/10 at 5:45 AM
This summer has been a breeze, health-wise for my 6 year old daughter, Ellen, Last year she not ony was ill with leukemia, but suffering from the side effects of the introduction to...
7/14/09 at 9:58 AM