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Dr. Krystal Mann has been practicing as an audiologist in Dickinson for 10 years, but until recently had never owned her own practice. In June, Mann launched the aptly named Krystal Clear Hearing Center. Learn more about her story, and the latest in hearing loss technology.
Debunked: In light of the recent Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, the discussions surrounding ectopic pregnancies and miscarriages have prompted many false rumors about criminal prosecution and denied medical access. A Dickinson-based OBGYN physician explains viable and non-viable pregnancies, while clarifying where myths and facts blur in North Dakota.
Two-year-old Apollo Stearns is battling neuroblastoma, a deadly strain of cancer. Apollo's father says the toddler's contagious joy and will to keep fighting inspires him.
A joint news release on July 11 announced that Dakotans for Health would be withdrawing its initiated measure from the November ballot, allowing them and South Dakotans Decide Healthcare to focus on a single movement to expand health care in the state.
Hospitals in North Dakota paid up to $200 an hour for traveling nurses, and the state of Minnesota agreed to pay at least $275 an hour to an agency for nurses during the omicron surge.
In call with Gov. Doug Burgum, Sanford CEO walked back a controversial deed restriction for the Mott nursing home.

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The Good Samaritan Society, owned by Sanford Health, announced plans Tuesday to close the facility within 60 days. Sanford confirmed they will include a stipulation in any sale of the building that will prevent it from continuing to be used for health care services of any kind in the future.
Kaylee Alvarado of Bismarck said there was "blood everywhere" when her son's foreskin was forced back during a routine medical procedure.
The new beds would help to fill a void of inpatient psychiatric treatment beds in western North Dakota. There are no such beds west of Minot or Bismarck.

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