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According to CHI St. Joseph’s Community Health, Hubbard County is seeing another surge in COVID-19 cases, driven by the Omicron BA.5 variant.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and NYU Langone Hospitals were ranked second and third in the U.S. News & World Report list.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation uses magnetic pulses to activate parts of the brain that are underused in people with depressive symptoms. TMS is especially effective for medication-resistant depression.
The robots can remember faces and names, use health data from sensors that patients can wear, they can even sense facial cues to react in ways that could help those who become agitated or confused as the daylight wanes.

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Minnesota is set to become an island in the region for abortion access and providers said that nonprofit clinics alone might not be able to handle all patients seeking services.
The Sartell, Minn. based company, however, has faced allegations of failing to provide adequate care to inmates, including 27-year-old Hardel Sherrell, who died in 2018 in the Beltrami County jail in Bemidji after his pleas for help were ignored by jail and medical staff.
More than 170 group homes across Minnesota have closed since the fall.
The Detroit Record used to advertise hair food. Yes, you read that right. Ayer's Hair Vigor, food for the hair that cured dandruff, falling hair and restored all of the hair's rich color of early life was advertised in a 1905 issue of the paper, but as one Sanford Health family nurse practitioner said, men experiencing baldness today should probably stick to Rogaine or Minoxidil.
Testing moved to The Depot in April 2022.
Plenity is a $98-a-month weight loss treatment that looks like a drug: Patients take capsules that swells in size, cumulatively filling about a quarter of a person’s stomach. Results varied widely among trial participants; 59% of those who got Plenity lost at least 5% of their body weight, although the rest did not meet that threshold.

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With the acquisition of Midwest Vision Centers, Shopko Optical grows to 142 centers throughout the upper Midwest.
Swallowing issues tend to present themselves as you age, but FEES — fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing — can help catch and address any potential issues.
Parents and guardians across the country are struggling to find formula for their children, facing empty shelves and their children’s hungry bellies. Sanford Pediatrician Dr. Colleen Swank shares advice for parents during the ongoing formula shortage.

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