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The 7,600-square-foot facility includes primary family medicine, obstetrics, imaging and radiology, telehealth access, urgent care and a laboratory. Plans for the clinic were announced in August 2019.
“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.”
Evusheld, which contains two types of laboratory-made monoclonal antibodies, is now being administered in some people who are at high risk for COVID-19 infection.
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.

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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.
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.
In Minnesota, there are an estimated 99,000 people with Alzheimer’s. And 170,000 unpaid caregivers. The numbers aren’t broken down by ethnicity.
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.
By one national estimate, nearly 1 in 5 health care workers have left the field since the start of the pandemic.

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The four penalized hospitals include St. Luke's in Duluth, Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital in Grand Rapids, Essentia Health in Virginia and University Medical Center-Mesabi in Hibbing.
Schools are required to meet the needs of children with disabilities under a 1975 federal law that became the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Last year, state lawmakers called on Minnesota schools to reassess students’ individual education plans in light of the pandemic.
Last year, nearly 21,000 students graduated from medical schools in the United States. Only 160 of those new doctors — fewer than 1% — were Native American.

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