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With pandemic restrictions easing, Minnesota's nursing homes are reopening to the public and asking people to once again volunteer in the facilities. Bethesda, with facilities in Willmar, New London and Olivia, has many opportunities for volunteers, who can help improve the quality of life for residents.
Single mothers who reported inconsistent access to food in their chilhood were more likely to pressure their children to eat when not hungry, and to worry about their children's weight.
How would I cope without sugar, my constant companion when feeling sad, mad, tired or lonely? When life was too much, what would I do without Betty Crocker, my good friends at the Reese’s factory and Ben and Jerry? Was I supposed to just sit there, gnaw through celery sticks and FEEL things?
Agtegra Cooperative provides grain rescue training for workers in its many locations, as well as a close-up rescue drill exposure for medical students at the University of South Dakota. Agtegra and USD also are supporters of a new program that provides training and a “ditch kit” for rural people who help if someone is injured.
Even though wastewater surveillance is proving to be the most accurate and economical way to gauge COVID activity in communities across the country, funding for this type of tracking hasn’t been consistent. And data collection is sometimes paused while wastewater researchers look for new ways to pay for the surveillance. Besides COVID, the technique is being used to track the spread of monkeypox.
The use of artificial intelligence, which enables computers to learn, has been hampered by a lack of clinical data. Sanford Health has joined with Dandelion Health and Sharp HealthCare to try to solve that problem.

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First Care Pregnancy Center in Rochester is one of 85 crisis pregnancy centers in Minnesota, most of which are affiliated with national anti-abortion networks, that collect data on people facing unplanned pregnancies. In the wake of efforts across the U.S. to criminalize abortion and those who assist abortion care, concerns have arisen over the fact that crisis pregnancy centers collect medical information, but are not bound by data privacy laws.
The tour provided a chance to show how the facility was working to address health care needs in rural areas.
From the editorial: "There was a time, not long ago, when few parents questioned the clear wisdom shared by medical professionals to vaccinate their 2- to 2½-year-olds against serious diseases. We should no longer be worrying about ailments like whooping cough, diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox — not with readily available vaccinations, which constitute 'one of the greatest medical advances we have.' ... We shouldn’t be going backward in 2022."

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