Pulse 2017

Check out this year's publication below:

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The North Dakota Department of Health’s Division of Disease Control recommends getting the influenza vaccine. It is considered the best way to reduce a person’s chances of getting the flu and passing it on to family and friends this season. Here a Minot Daily News’ staff member Oct. 12 gets a flu vaccine from a Town and Country Thrifty White Pharmacy member.

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 ...

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A World War I exhibit in the James E. Sperry Gallery at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck includes information about the Spanish flu that hit North Dakota in 1918.

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 ...

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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 ...

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Sports physicals are required before practicing or playing any North Dakota high school athletics. Sports medicine personnel play a large role for area athletes.

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 ...

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Rachelle Sian with Spectrum Fitness sits Oct. 20 in one of the aerial silks that are used in aerial yoga at the center.

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 ...

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Dr. John Folland cares for patients at the UND Center for Family Medicine in Minot.

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 ...

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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. ...

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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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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 ...


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, ...