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January 24, 2015
Mary Weber (right), a licensed practical nurse at Ecumen Bethany Home in Alexandria, visits with Iola Stark after helping her into her wheelchair Wednesday morning. A bill proposed at the Legislature is designed to help rural nursing homes by boosting pay for nurses and reimbursing homes based on the quality of care. (Lowell Anderson/Echo Press)
New method for funding nursing homes?
January 24, 2015 - 7:23am
January 23, 2015
Mark Odland, MD, Douglas County Hospital ER
Measles cases on the rise
January 23, 2015 - 12:00am
Doctors see more cases of ‘text neck’ or ‘iPosture’
January 23, 2015 - 12:00am
January 16, 2015
As a part of U.S. Senator Al Franken’s (D-Minn.) Rural Health Tour, two of his field representatives facilitated a conversation at Grand Arbor in Alexandria Wednesday regarding health care challenges. (Annie Harman/Echo Press)
Rural Health Tour stops in Alexandria
January 16, 2015 - 12:00am
January 15, 2015
Kris Ehresmann, Minnesota Health Department infectious disease director, tells a Senate committee on Wednesday, January 14 that flu, ebola and other diseases have been common in recent months. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Flu, norovirus, Ebola, oh my!
January 15, 2015 - 8:41am
December 24, 2014
Listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples
December 24, 2014 - 12:00am
December 19, 2014
PrimeWest CEO Jim Przybilla received a 2014 Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence Award from Lucinda Jesson, Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner at a ceremony in St. Paul on December 15. The award recognizes PrimeWest Health’s Accountable Rural Community Health program. (Contributed)
State honors PrimeWest for rural program
December 19, 2014 - 9:32am
Health alert issued over caramel apples
December 19, 2014 - 8:44am
December 17, 2014
Dr. Griffin
MDH: High blood pressure patients need diabetes test
December 17, 2014 - 12:00am
Connie Fields
Local help is a call away during mental health crises
December 17, 2014 - 12:00am
December 12, 2014
Avoid illness over the holidays
December 12, 2014 - 12:00am
December 5, 2014
Over the last two years, Dr. Hamid Abbasi has performed 180 oblique lumbar inter-body fusion spine surgeries in Alexandria. He is drawing patients from the Twin Cities, Wisconsin and the Dakotas. The new minimally invasive surgery drastically reduces patient blood loss and recovery time and Dr. Abbasi sees Alexandria becoming a medical destination for the procedure. (Contributed)
Alexandria likely a medical destination for back pain relief
December 5, 2014 - 12:00am
The Minnesota Medical Solutions marijuana greenhouse at Otsego is ready to begin operation after state officials gave it and another company permission to grow and process the plant for medical treatment. (Contributed)
An hour away from medical marijuana
December 5, 2014 - 12:00am
Health insurance deadline fast approaches
December 5, 2014 - 12:00am
December 3, 2014
Members needed for Horizon Community Health Board
December 3, 2014 - 12:00am