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Pulse 2016

This special publication is now available to view online! https://issuu.com/minotdailynews/docs/pulse_11-17

Recent additions to CHI St. Alexius in Minot

Dr. Koyejo Oyerinde is a pediatrician at Medical Plaza in Minot. He is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria. He completed his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in Bronx, New York. As a pediatrician, Dr. ...

Recent additions to Sanford Health Northwest Clinic

Vishal Chhibber, M.D., Family Medicine, recently joined Sanford Health Northwest Clinic in Minot. He received his medical degree from Saint James School of Medicine in Bonaire, Netherland Antilles, and completed his residency training at University of North Dakota in Minot. Dr. Chhibber is ...

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Sanford Health studying impact of precision medicine cancer treatments

The genetic makeup of cancer cells often can be a factor in determining a patient’s best treatment options. Patients at Sanford Health with advanced or rare forms of cancer are being invited to enroll in a new study to further explore potential benefits of genomic profiling. “The idea ...

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Dr. Jeffrey Sather, Trinity Health’s chief of medicine and medical director for the Emergency Trauma Center in Minot, also is medical director for the North Dakota Department of Health’s Division of Emergency Medical Systems.

Improving systems

Stroke and cardiac systems of care across the state are having successes and changing people’s lives. Since the creation of the North Dakota cardiac and stroke systems of care task forces, nurses, doctors, hospitals, EMTs, governments and other agencies in the state have been working to ...

Genetic testing now available at St. Alexius

Patients at St. Alexius Medical Plaza who are at high risk to develop cancer now have the option of seeking genetic testing, said physician assistant Lindsey Siemens. Siemens said new patients are asked to fill out a risk assessment form along with their health history. Certain red flags ...

Easier access

Trinity Health patients have more access to their health information and medical providers through digital technology – a  mobile app and the online patient portal. Mary Muhlbradt, a spokeswoman for Trinity Health in Minot, said the patient portal was activated in mid-2014 and the app ...

Trinity prepares to break ground on new hospital

Trinity Health continues to move closer to an official ground-breaking on a new medical park in southwest Minot. Architects recently were conducting follow-up visits with Trinity officials and staff to work out the final details before construction begins next spring. Site work is expected to ...

Vitamin D deficiency is widely overestimated, doctors warn

Doctors are warning about vitamin D again, and it's not the "we need more" news you might expect. Instead, they say there's too much needless testing and too many people taking too many pills for a problem that few people truly have. The nutrient is crucial for strong bones and may play a ...

Recent additions to Trinity Health

Trinity Health in Minot has a number of new providers. They are as follows: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Alison Lynch, AGNP-C Cardiology Amanda Weidler, FNP-C Cardiothoracic Surgery C. Etta Tabe, MD Emergency Medicine Virginia R. Keaveny, MD Karina Walker, ...

Prepare now for winter safety

With winter coming, it’s important to be prepared for any possible problems, said Dr. Koye Oyerinde, a pediatrician at Minot Medical Plza. Oyerinde said children tend to suffer from the cold even more than adults. He said they should be dressed in proper winter attire, including boots, ...