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Pulse 2018

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Bridging gaps: CaringEdge providing more options to area seniors

Edgewood Healthcare, formerly Edgewood Vista, celebrates 25 years serving Minot and the surrounding areas. Since 1993, Edgewood has been giving seniors in the area more options and have continuously worked to expand to meet the needs of the seniors here. Now, Edgewood Healthcare introduces ...

Wolff: Sanford Health enthusiastic about health and healing

It was only her first day at Sanford Health Highway 2 Clinic, but certified physician assistant Lori Wolff already had lots of patients lining up to see her. Wolff had made the move to the clinic from another medical provider in the area and some of her patients had followed her. Wolff said ...

Sanford to get portable ultrasound machine

Obstetrics patients at Sanford Health Northwest Clinic will soon benefit from a new portable ultrasound machine. Dr. Jessica Sedevie, an OB/GYN physician, said she has been told that the portable ultrasound machine will be available within the next couple of months. Sedevie said it can be a ...

Food, beverage classes offered: Education key for First District Health Unit

Proper food handling and responsible beverage serving are two areas of concern for the First District Health Unit. The health agency hosts classes for both topics on a monthly basis and makes a year round effort aimed at promoting public safety, both from food borne illnesses and servers of ...

Shingrix in high demand: Shingles vaccine up to 97 percent effective

It’s a good one. A new vaccine is said to be up to 97 percent effective in preventing shingles. Shingrix has completed extensive testing with impressive results and is now available to the public. Sort of anyway. The demand for Shingrix has been so high that the manufacturer can’t keep ...

CHI St. Alexius in Minot gets new 3D mammogram unit

Taking care of a community’s health is something that the CHI St. Alexius Health Minot Medical Plaza takes very seriously. The plaza offers both primary and special care alongside imaging, physical therapy, and laboratory services. To offer the best care they can, the plaza works to keep up ...

Lakeview Health Clinic opens its doors

Providing affordable and good health care options is something that is important to Desiree Desjardins, owner of the newly opened Lakeview Health Clinic. A Minot native, Desjardins has spent her entire adult life providing healthcare. She is now taking her experience and knowledge and ...

Pulse 2017

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Flu season

Flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter months. The North Dakota Department of Health’s Division of Disease Control has provided information about flu season and ways people can protect themselves from the flu. The information follows: Influenza is a common respiratory ...

Pandemic: Spanish flu hit Minot with real force in 1918

Schools, churches, public gathering places, theaters and other places in Minot closed because of the Spanish flu pandemic that hit Minot with great force in the fall of 1918. “The Red Cross Society gave very efficient aid in this work by furnishing women to the needy to act in this ...

Exercising offers more than just muscle

One thing that is pretty unanimously good for your health is being active. There are a lot of benefits of it. Exercising can promote weight loss, it can help prevent disease and illness, improve mood and boost energy, and it can even improve sleep. It is recommended that a person should get ...

Sports Medicine vital for athletes

Watch any televised sporting event today and you’ll likely see many slow-motion replays of athletes colliding with each other, particularly if the contact is head-to-head. A common phrase in competitive athletics today is “concussion protocol.” It wasn’t always that way. Robyn Gust, ...

FirstCare Walk-In Clinic fulfills a community need

When Trinity Health opened its FirstCare Walk-In Clinic Sept. 11, caregivers weren’t sure what to expect. Would patients welcome a non-emergent, primary care service on a no-appointment basis? The answer appears to be “yes.” More than 60 patients visited the FirstCare Walk-In Clinic ...

Minot’s newest fitness centers offer more options for community

Whatever a person’s fitness interest, there’s an array of choices in the clubs and studios in Minot. This year, two new options became available in Spectrum Fitness and Forever Fitness 24/7. Spectrum Fitness is Minot’s newest center, opening Oct. 1 under the management of Mike and ...

Resident doctors at UND Center for Family Medicine care for all ages

mily Medicine in Minot want to make sure that all its patients are cared for. That is why the clinic is promoting annual wellness visits for patients who receive Medicare payments, said Becky Bina, business manager. “This is standard health care across the base,” said Bina. At the ...

HAMC holds ribbon cutting for Cancer Care Suite

On Oct. 12, Heart of America Medical Center opened their doors to the fight on cancer. This addition, made possible by grant funding through the USDA, fundraisers and donations from the Good Samaritan Health Services Foundation and HAMC took nearly two years from concept to completion. ...

Dr. Krohn honored by N.D. Medical Association

The North Dakota Medical Association has presented Kimberly Krohn, MD, a Family Medicine specialist with Trinity Health, its Physician Community and Professional Services Award for 2017. The award is presented annually to a physician who demonstrates “outstanding leadership and services to ...

Pulse 2016

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