FARGO — Meredith Staker's life depended in part on the accuracy of a face mask that vaguely resembles the type worn by hockey goalies. It had to be sculpted to the contours of her face in order to immobilize her head. She would have to lie perfectly still while a machine delivered multiple beams of radiation that would converge in the back of her brain, in the location that enables her to see, with great precision.
FARGO—Police, educators, paramedics and mental health professionals now have a new tool to help assess suicide risk in people and guide them to appropriate services. The widespread adoption of a survey, based on research and shown to help reduce suicides, is the result of the local ReThink Mental Health initiative, which has been working to fill gaps in behavioral health services.
Concordia College will allow students who are 21 years old to drink "limited quantities" of alcohol in private living areas on campus, ending a 125-year prohibition for students who can drink legally. The new campus alcohol policy, still being drafted with student input, was approved this summer by the Concordia Board of Regents and will take effect Jan. 1. Drinking by underage students will remain prohibited. "We're just beginning the process" of drafting the new policy, Sue Oatey, Concordia's vice president and dean of student affairs, said Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Greta Diede spent part of Thursday afternoon “walking” her fingers up the wall to test her shoulders’ range of motion. The exercise is part of her therapy at Essentia Health...