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Unvaccinated seniors are about four times as likely to die and five times as likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 compared to vaccinated and boosted peers, the data shows
It is unclear how much demand is there for the third dose in the 5-11 age group. Just 28.8% of children aged 5 to 11 are fully vaccinated, according to the latest CDC data.
Tom Collier found out he has stage 1 lung cancer after a routine chest scan. Because the cancer was caught early, his doctors are optimistic about radiation treatment. More than 15 million Americans who are current and former smokers are recommended to get routine chest scans.
From rehabbing an injury to yoga and off-season training, True Sports Performance in Detroit Lakes showcased a wide range of training options during its open house on April 30.

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The cases could be linked to adenovirus infection, though health officials still don't know what has led to roughly 200 hepatitis cases of unknown origin in young children around the world. Wisconsin reported the first possible U.S. death this week.
“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.”
As soon as the snow melts, blacklegged ticks and others carrying serious diseases are out looking for your blood. Don't give it to them.
A southwestern North Dakota dental practice has started using VELscope, a revolutionary device using LED light sources to identify abnormalities down to the bone. That deep look can help detect problems much earlier than just a glance. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.
The "Lift Up Bobby" fundraising campaign launched by Detroit Lakes High School students and staff last month has raised $14,000 to help longtime school IT technician Bobby Heimark get his motorized scooter in and out of his vehicle. Heimark was born with a rare congenital disorder known as AMC, which causes severe mobility issues.
The University of Minnesota is leading the $220 million project called the Future of Advanced Agricultural Research in Minnesota or FAARM. The FAARM site is planned to be in Mower County, in conjunction with Riverland Community College at Austin.

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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.
A new study has learned the reason that people with high body mass index (BMI) routinely under-report how many calories they eat, and it has nothing to do with lying, as is often believed. Their recommendation: doctors should stop asking about calories and start talking about food.
The 'Lift Up Bobby' campaign has garnered some serious momentum since it began on March 1. In fact, the fundraiser for getting a lift to help Detroit Lakes school district IT technician Bob Heimark to get around town more easily is nearing its initial $5,000 goal — but there is still time to get involved.

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