GRAND FORKS—More than $21,500 has been raised through an online fundraising account set up by a Colorado woman to benefit owners of a Somali coffee house in Grand Forks that was damaged in a fire set intentionally Dec.
GRAND FORKS—During the holidays, trying to find the "perfect" gifts for family and friends can be pretty perplexing, if not downright exhausting. It can be a lot simpler when you don't have to worry about things such as getting the right size, style or color. You can avoid such headaches altogether by hosting a white elephant gift exchange. Look around your home and closets for stuff you no longer have any use for, or shop your local dollar store (or the Internet) for one of those rare items that are funny (pickle lip balm) or memorably embarrassing ("double the fun" underpants for
GRAND FORKS -- Returning home recently after a one-year deployment in Afghanistan, Chris Powell said he is most proud of his work building schools for children there. He's also proud "to make it a year and come back to my family," he said. Powell, a U.S.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Sitting near a hospital bed at Altru Hospital, Leslie Saulsbury spreads the tools of her trade on the blanket in front of 7-year-old Josiah Green. The assorted music-making instruments include a portable keyboard, maracas, tambourine and a wooden stick with hinged, cup-shaped clappers that, when shaken, sound like horses' hooves on pavement. Josiah sits subdued and quiet next to the music therapist. "Would you like to play a song?" she asks gently, demonstrating the keyboard. He hesitates, then presses a few keys. "Should we write a Halloween song?" Saulsbury a
GRAND FORKS—A packed lunch from home can be a great way to make sure your child--and you, for that matter—have a healthy, nutritious meal at lunchtime. Not only does a balanced lunch provide the nutrients kids need to grow, it helps them learn better in school and sets the foundation for health benefits long into the future, according to John Crist, dietician with Altru Health System in Grand Forks. Children who don't eat a healthy lunch are more susceptible to viruses that are going around, Crist said. The U.S.
GRAND FORKS -- Although he wanted to, Paul Voth could not donate a kidney to his girlfriend, Tanya Knodle, whose health has been failing in recent years. Their blood types are not compatible. But they found another way that Knodle, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 10, could receive the kidney she needed due to the diabetes-caused kidney disease she had. The Grand Forks couple agreed to be part of a "paired exchange" program.
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Gwen and Todd Pesch are raising seven kids who range in age from 2 to 18. “We never set out to have a lot of...
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- After she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer five years ago, Teri Behr began reading about a genetic mutation that greatly increases one's risk for breast or ovarian cancer. She struggled with the question of taking the genetic test which would reveal whether or not she carried the mutation.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- BRCA1 and BRCA2 are "tumor suppressor genes," meaning that, when normal, they make proteins that keep cells from growing abnormally, according to Cancer.org. "The way I explain it to patients is, they act like a stop sign.
You don't need to hire an attorney to prepare an advance healthcare directive, said Moriah Opp, patient education coordinator at Altru Health System in Grand Forks. "You can go online and print out the forms," said Opp, who teaches a class, offered quarterly, on advance healthcare directives. "The directive becomes a legal document when it is notarized." The questions listed on the advance directive forms "are very broad--and they are meant to be," she said. "They give the provider and the care team a sense of who you are and what you believe in.