“I’m beholden to the people of the district” Dr. Noel Collis describes primary race against Michelle Fischbach

MINNESOTA – Doctor Noel Collis is running to unseat Rep. Collin Peterson in Minnesota’s seventh congressional district. He’s running against former Lieutenant Governor Michelle Fishbach in the GOP primary on August 11. He calls flattening the curve delaying the diagnosis of a virus there’s a lot of uncertainty about. Collis says wearing a mask is like “putting a chain link…

Doctor Wins Retaliation Claim Against Clinic

Dr. Robert Roswick was awarded lost wages and benefits.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A federal jury has awarded $1.2 million to a Bismarck doctor who said his employer retaliated against him for speaking out against alleged racial discrimination. Dr. Robert Roswick filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Mid Dakota Clinic in 2017 claiming he was unjustly disciplined by the clinic’s board of directors for publicly opposing the…

Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center Unveils New Infusion Center

The new space has ten more rooms

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center unveiled a new infusion center where patients will get treatment. The space is in the former emergency department at the Sanford Broadway location. The new space has 40 infusion rooms, up from 30 in the old center. Sanford staff says the relocation is part of an overall expansion of the cancer center to…

First Case of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Reported in North Dakota

The polio-like illness causes muscle weakness and mostly affects children

NORTH DAKOTA — The first possible case of acute flaccid myelitis is reported to the North Dakota Department of Health. Acute Flaccid Myelitis, or AFM, is rare condition that affects the nervous system, which causes the muscles to weaken. The Department of Health says nationwide, there have been over 120 cases reported, with half of those confirmed in 22 states….

One Woman’s Symptoms Lead to Rare Diagnosis

She has pulmonary hypertension, which causes the blood vessels of the lungs to shrink

FARGO, N.D. — One woman received a rare diagnosis after months of experiencing unexplained symptoms. Shari Hagen–Oxton says she always felt out of breath a year ago. “Even just letting the dog out in the morning, walking from one end of the house I’d have to sit down,” she said. She had other symptoms like stomach issues and swelling of her…

Natural Grocers Holds Class on Brain Health

The focus was healing naturopathically

FARGO, N.D. — Natural Grocers held a class on natural ways to improve brain health. Naturopathic doctor Joan Waters taught the class and highlighted an anti-inflammatory diet and avoiding processed foods. Some people attending the class say healing the natural way is a better alternative to pharmaceutical drugs. “I have a neurological disorder that I’m trying to heal naturally. I’m…

Essentia Health Offers Free Handwashing Posters to Public

Proper handwashing can reduce diseases by thirty percent

FARGO, N.D. — Essentia Health is offering free handwashing posters to the public. The hospital distributes these posters every year around flu season. According to health officials, this year’s flu season has been the worst in a decade. The posters include seven steps for proper handwashing. Experts say regular handwashing can prevent diseases by 30 percent. “Hand washing is the…

Oregon Clothing Company Raising Money for South Dakota Abortion Clinic

South Dakota is among seven states with only one abortion provider

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — An Oregon clothing company has raised over $25,000 for South Dakota’s only abortion clinic. Portland-based Wildfang’s fundraising is intended to help Sioux Falls Planned Parenthood pay doctors who travel to the state to perform abortions and to pay for legal battles. South Dakota is among seven states with only one abortion provider. CEO Emma McIlroy says…

Shoveling Snow: Know Your Risks

When you are shoveling, go slow, dress in layers and over your mouth, head and neck from the cold weather

NATIONAL — When it comes to shoveling snow, it’s important to remember there is a right way and a potentially harmful way. Doctors say shoveling snow causes significant strain on the body and if you have not been physically active throughout the year, it can put you at risk for many conditions. The activity can cause an increase in blood…

Minnesota Case Over Genital Mutilation of Teens Continues in Detroit

Two Minnesota mothers also have been charged after taking their daughters to the clinic

Dr. Jumana NagarwalaDETROIT, Mich. — A federal judge in Detroit has dismissed one charge against two doctors accused of female genital mutilation. The judge ruled that Dr. Jumana Nagarwala and Dr. Fakhruddin Attar didn’t commit conspiracy to transport a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. Both doctors still face other charges. Two Minnesota mothers also have been…