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Nursing homes get financial bump as lawmakers OK health care bill
By Danielle Killey Nursing homes and other care facilities will get more state money than they have seen in years. Sen. Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick, said the budget plan lawmakers approved last week inc...
5/18/13 at 6:40 PM Legislative notebook: Economic development bill passes 5/16/13 at 10:09 PM
Legislative notebook: Care provider union debate sets Senate record 5/15/13 at 7:59 PM
Change fatigue in health care
The patient was at the hospital for a straightforward same-day surgery but the admission process fell far short of efficient. She was directed hither and yon - first to the registration desk, then to ...
5/9/13 at 3:39 PM Do we need another patient survey? 4/5/13 at 3:10 PM
The most dangerous health occupation 9/7/12 at 5:45 PM
Horseshoe Crab to Cancer Cure?
Horseshoe crabs have a protein that tags bacteria and tells their body to destroy it. This led 15 year old sophomore Riley Ennis to ask this question. If we could take their name tag, a bit of the pat...
3/1/13 at 11:10 AM Have Your Say The Advance Directive Way 1/11/13 at 9:37 AM
Private Health Insurance Exchanges Are Being Created 1/8/13 at 3:22 PM
Secure Your Own Oxygen Mask First
"If you are traveling with young children, make sure you secure your own oxygen mask first" Whenever I fly, I am always struck by the fact that they give this instruction to the plane full of passeng...
2/15/13 at 11:33 AM
Privilege vs. Rights: an Important Distinction
When I was in grade school, Mr. Dexter, the bus mechanic, gave a speech to us kids about proper bus safety and how if we didn't comply, we wouldn't be allowed the transport. He'd say with authority, "...
1/24/13 at 9:19 AM Adventures in Subbing pt 2: A Man in a Women's World 12/11/12 at 11:05 AM
On Freedom, China, and ObamaCare 7/4/12 at 9:22 AM
What fills you up?
In life there are so many things that zap our energy. Often we become so busy just trying to get things done that we end up forgetting to fill up the engine. Here I am speaking of doing things that gi...
1/13/13 at 7:23 AM
Hip Hip Hooray! I Sang Today! Plus 5 other things I haven't been able to do while on Vocal Rest
Well folks, the verdict is in and I can sing again! As you may remember from my last post I was placed on mandatory vocal rest by my doctors 8 weeks ago. In fact it's been a month since that last post...
9/10/12 at 4:20 PM Lessons in Vocal Care (from an MT on Vocal Rest) 8/1/12 at 4:33 PM
Spread a little cheer to the troops
As people gather in schools throughout southwest Minnesota today to honor our veterans of all wars, Id like to ask you to hit the stores afterward and buy some requested supplies for our soldiers serv...
11/10/11 at 8:56 PM
Something to say
I often write about rural life, farm projects and the joy of life. Today I want to use the perspective I've built from the life I've lived to comment on topics that are far distant from the farm. Yeah...
1/14/11 at 7:10 AM