Health Conference Focuses On Emergency Response – Kxnet.com – Bismarck/minot/williston/dickinson-kxnews,nd

A state guide that maps tracts of private land open to hunting in North Dakota is available online at the state Game and Fish Department website. Health conference focuses on emergency response North Dakota’s Health Department is hosting a conference this week aimed at enhancing the ability of state and local officials to respond to emergencies. North Dakota’s Health Department is hosting a conference this week aimed at enhancing the ability of state and local officials to respond to emergencies. A Portland, North Dakota woman has died after being struck by a pickup truck while biking. A Portland, North Dakota woman has died after being struck by a pickup truck while biking. Acting White House drug czar coming to Minot The United States top drug policy official will visit Minot next week to release the White House’s counternarcotic strategy for the northern border that aims to reduce the flow of drugs into the U.S. from Canada.
http://www.kxnet.com/story/26298945/health-conference-focuses-on-emergency-response

Camps take cystic fibrosis patients surfing – Yahoo Sports

”It’s helping them http://alexsimringinfo.webs.com/ breathe better … but it’s also helping us, as a family, enjoy something together.” The average lifespan for someone with cystic fibrosis is about 40, but many patients don’t make it past their teens. The genetic condition, which must be inherited from both parents, affects 70,000 people worldwide. There is no known cure, but about a decade ago, doctors in Australia noticed that patients who surfed seemed to breathe easier. Subsequent studies resulted in new saline treatments for patients in 2006 based on the salt water discovery. ”They saw a big difference in a lot of things: in pulmonary function, in need for hospitalization, in how well they felt,” said Dr. Bruce Nickerson, a pulmonary specialist at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County. The discovery also led to the development of organizations like the Mauli Ola Foundation, which means ”breath of life” in Hawaiian. The organization pairs patients with professional surfers, including Kelly Slater and Sunny Garcia. The entire Montelone clan, who said they have no family history of the disease, found Mauli Ola a year after three of the kids were diagnosed.
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/camps-cystic-fibrosis-patients-surfing-142955089–spt.html

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