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About 1.6 million Americans have an opioid use disorder. Taking opioids for longer than three months increases your risk of addiction by 15 times.
Rachel Iverson, a registered dietitian with Sanford Health in Bismarck, says heavily processed foods such as boxed macaroni and cheese, canned soup and frozen dinners often contain unhealthy levels of sodium; the reason being that salt is used as a preservative to extend shelf life. Yet, there are high sodium products whose heart stopping saltiness tends to stay under a consumer’s radar.
No one likes to consider the worst "what ifs" when it comes to their health and mortality, but worst-case scenarios are something people need to be prepared for. Having an advanced care plan in place helps loved ones and health care workers make treatment decisions in an emergency, and guarantees a patient's wishes are fulfilled.
Cole Trebesch, new chair of 40 Square Cooperative Solutions, has held leadership positions with the state's soybean association for the last decade.

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Covered expenses funded by the State of Minnesota include tuition and fees, books, materials, scrubs, certification exam and a $100 gas card for travel to and from the college.
The idea is to attract health care students to jobs at local hospitals and facilities.
If I were to liken our need for a personal purpose in life to our need for an immune system, having a strong personal purpose helps overcome adversity and challenges much like having a strong immune system helps overcome viruses.
They make plea for people to get vaccinated and to start focusing on coming together to be a stronger community.
She is asking for the public's help to reach her goal of delivering bags to three hospitals before Christmas.
These traveling nurses book their temporary contracts, usually about 13 weeks, through various agencies and can make as much in a week as a regular staff nurse earns in a month, according to one of the travelers. However, a human resources director at Essentia Health said much of the demand is being driven by the pandemic and, once the case numbers recede, many of those contractual positions will no longer be necessary.

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment growth of 12% for registered nurses between 2018 and 2028. The number of jobs for nurse practitioners — who often provide primary care in clinic settings — is projected to grow by 28%.
Join Saundra Lauer and Jennifer Love of WELL & Company to learn how the company, as a direct primary care model, is dedicated to providing a new healthcare model to the community at an affordable cost.
Dr. Jeff Horak left his job last week after speaking in favor of "parental freedom" while delivering remarks against a school mask mandate.

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