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“If it doesn't bother you, it doesn’t bother me,” Dr. Trevor Meaney said. “If it bothers you, it bothers me, and it’s probably time that you talk to a doctor.”
For many at higher risk for COVID-19, it’s difficult to balance safety against social isolation as restrictions relax. In Bemidji, Minnesota, support programs are changing the way they help.
FATHER stands for “Fostering Actions to Help Earnings and Responsibility.” Founded in 1999 by the city of Minneapolis, the FATHER Project became a program of Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota in 2004. The program’s mission is to help fathers learn healthy parenting skills and behaviors as well as overcome barriers that have prevented them from providing emotional and financial support for their children.
Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott made the donation to Planned Parenthood North Central States, which operates 28 health centers in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska.

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Ariel Olive Marie Bieniek-Phelps was born in the passenger seat of her parents’ 2020 Ford Explorer on the shoulder of an Interstate 94 off-ramp around 11:40 p.m. Sunday.
The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division has awarded a $1.6 million contract to the Heartview Foundation, based out of Bismarck, to establish licensed residential substance use disorder treatment services in Dickinson for adults with substance use disorders.
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.
The contest is through the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, chaired by fitness icon Jake "Body by Jake" Steinfeld.
Around 80% of mothers experience “baby blues,” a period of time following birth characterized by low moods and energy. For some, this can lead to postpartum depression or anxiety, which can persist for months and might not show up at all until weeks later. Despite how common these experiences are, new and expecting parents are often unprepared for these emotions and are unsure of where and how to seek help.
Jonathan Franklin was shocked when he discovered that parents of five students in a group of high school students in Harvey, North Dakota, had died by suicide. He and his wife, Nicole, decided to do something.

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This is the time of year millions of Americans make ambitious commitments to get in better physical shape for the new year, but many end up back on their couches by February. We spoke with a fitness expert on how to makes sure you're still hitting the gym this time next year.
The state of North Dakota has $5 million in grants available to help establish up to four addiction treatment programs in underserved rural areas of the state.
Mike and Laura Bidne welcomed twins Julia and Thomas 13 weeks early back in the summer of 2008.

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