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Minnesota Doctors May See Limits on Opioid Prescriptions

Doctors who give more than the limit for more than half of their patients will be warned and go through extra training

  MINNESOTA — New limits for opioid prescriptions are underway in Minnesota for doctors in the Medicaid program. Doctors who give more than the limit for more than half of their patients will be warned and go through extra training. Anyone who does not reduce their dosage amounts could be removed from the program. These limits would only apply to…

Doctors Discover Wire in Intestine of Australian Woman 10 Years After Braces Were Removed

Doctors say it's likely the woman swallowed it without knowing, where it stayed until they removed it by surgery

  AUSTRALIA — An Australian woman, who showed up to the emergency department complaining of severe stomach pain, got the surprise of a lifetime. The 30-year-old woman was examined by doctors, who found a dental wire from the woman’s braces, which had been removed 10 years prior. The wire, which measured seven centimeters in length, had punctured several holes in…

Mathematical Oncology Helping Patients Manage Cancer

Doctors say this way of treatment is revolutionary when it comes to battling cancer

NATIONAL — It’s called mathematical oncology and doctors say it’s a new way to take a look at treating cancer. Doctors, Mathematicians and Scientists at Moffitt Cancer Center are trying to work with all the variables when it comes to cancer and work them into mathematical equations to better understand the disease. By doing the math, doctors can better analyze…

Health Matters: What is Osteoporosis?

Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but there are things you can do to lower your risk

HEALTH MATTERS–If you have osteoporosis, you’re more at risk to be injured doing everything things. At least 54 million Americans have osteoporosis. Anyone at any age can develop the disease and for everyone, the effects can be serious. “Osteoporosis is painless until you have a fracture,” said Dr. Sleckman, with Essentia Health Rheumatology. Dr. Sleckman explained that as bones lose…

Battling Cancer and States Away, Fargo Rallies Around One of its Own

At 25 years old, Kellen Summers was diagnosed with stage IV cancer; states away, his family and friends back home are doing what they can to lend a hand

A Fargo Native FARGO, N.D. — Many say Fargo is a tight-knit community. Kellen Summers and his wife, Vanessa, grew up in the Fargo area. They met through their love of theater at Fargo South High School, and their relationship remained strong through their graduation from Concordia College. They both established a deep connection to the F-M area, particularly in…