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A consultant's report to close behavioral service gaps in North Dakota recommends that rural hospitals be able to assess, stabilize and transfer unstable psychiatric patients. But hospital representatives say they face significant challenges.
InForum columnist Jim Shaw argues it's high time for North Dakota to legalize marijuana. "I have never smoked marijuana, and don’t encourage it," Shaw writes. "However, the time has come for North Dakota, like 19 other states and Washington, D.C. to legalize it, regulate it and bring in millions of dollars in taxes."
The Mobile Therapy Unit is a state-of-the-art mobile sensory/motor gym that drives to underserved communities to help, and is the only mobile therapy unit in the Midwest, according to LaDonna Bannach, president and CEO of Beyond Boundaries Therapy, a private occupational therapy that facilitates the programming for the nonprofit House of Everyday Learning.
The aftermath of reports of active shooters at several Minnesota schools has increased anxiety levels for some students and parents. Even though the situation was a hoax, people worry about the real thing. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams talks to the director of clinical services at Zumbro Valley Health Center about how parents can help their kids cope.
Interval training, or high intensity interval training (HIIT), is a way to pack the health benefits of exercise into a short amount of time. No matter what your fitness level. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams talks to a Mayo Clinic exercise expert about why intervals are so effective.
After a weekend away with old and new friends, Viv Williams explores the power of positive memories. Reminiscing can enhance your mental health. But not if you overdo it. Get the details in this "Health Fusion" column.

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Sanford Health has added what it says is North Dakota's only pediatric kidney dialysis program at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo.
If you have type 2 diabetes, you may be able to reduce your risk of developing dementia with seven healthy lifestyle habits. Viv Williams has details of a new study in this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion."
When Elyn's symptoms started, she thought maybe it was all just part of getting older. But as things got worse, she and her husband knew something else was very wrong. In this "Health Fusion" column, Viv Williams shares a story of a medical mystery solved by a team of Mayo Clinic sleuths.

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