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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.
Ohio’s hospital population has more than doubled since early November, and the stress on the system’s capacity was especially acute in the northeast part of the state that includes Cleveland, Ohio Hospital Association spokesman John Palmer said.

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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.
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%.
Dr. Jeff Horak left his job last week after speaking in favor of "parental freedom" while delivering remarks against a school mask mandate.
Leaders from several long-term care organizations in the state say care facilities are struggling to hire for some 23,000 open positions.
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.
Sanford’s travelling mammography program currently has over 130 mobile mammogram events scheduled through the end of the year.

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MNsure estimates that families that buy insurance through the marketplace will save $684 on average.
Community Development Director Janelle Schmitz credits the city’s long-range planning for the medical migration.
Many are wondering whether they can continue managing burnout while responding to the call of duty.

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