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Jean Herauf recently announced that she will be retiring from her role as clinic manager at RehabVisions.
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.
Women’s Health Fair is taking place Nov. 13 in Dickinson. The event is targeting Hispanic women in the Dickinson community and will also have members from the Rwandan community present at the event. As a bit of background, the North Dakota Department of Health wanted a partner to help connect Hispanic women to health care providers and resources as there is a gap in services reaching them.
A breakthrough study by Johns Hopkins University researchers may aid doctors in determining which elderly patients will respond best to antidepressants and which may be at additional risks for memory decline.

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Sanford’s travelling mammography program currently has over 130 mobile mammogram events scheduled through the end of the year.
A Forum News Service analysis finds the center of the new South Dakota surge in one area: the Black Hills. And the virus likely surged there for two reasons: low COVID-19 vaccination rates that made its population a relatively easy target, and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which brought hundreds of thousands of people from around the country into close contact.
The health care company says the clinic will be located on the Eventide campus in Devils Lake and construction will start this summer, with an open date in early 2022.
Sanford Health's chief physician, Dr. Jeremy Cauwels, said Thursday the health system is moving forward with the mandate because of the growing number of the more contagious and virulent delta variant cases in Sanford's clinical footprint, which spans the Dakotas and Minnesota, and because national health care organizations have endorsed the move.
The South Dakota Developmental Center in Redfield cares for 80 residents with mental and developmental disabilities, but some legislators sitting on the state's top budget committee think the state should find a cheaper way to provide those services.
Recent studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kaiser Family Foundation and other groups have found that during the pandemic, more than half of health workers have experienced adverse mental health symptoms — ranging from stress and exhaustion to depression, anxiety and even thoughts of suicide.

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Counties home to or situated near major hospitals lead the pack.
To improve women's health, Women Empowering Women joined a partnership known as Well-Woman Care courtesy of a grant from the North Dakota Department of Health
Essentia Health and CommonSpirit signed a letter of intent in January for Essentia to acquire more than a dozen CHI facilities in Minnesota and North Dakota.

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