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While not every short-term, traveling nurse earns big money, big paychecks are possible, especially when health systems are desperate for help. At one point this year, a health system in South Dakota was seeking intensive care, crisis response nurses and offering more than $6,000 a week.
Recent research at the University of Minnesota dug into a powerful factor that may contribute to this distrust: a consumption of conflict-centric news and social media posts about health topics.
The folks at the American Heart Association had been looking at some troubling statistics in the Dakotas, especially North Dakota when it comes to COVID-19 and vaccinations. So they reached out to specifically address their concerns.
A Sanford Health research team followed a junior football team for eight seasons, using technology to track head impacts, and the results they found provided a powerful suggestion about what could reduce the number of head hits young players face while playing football.
In the latest episode of The Health Variant podcast, host and NewsMD Correspondent Jeremy Fugleberg interviews Dr. Louis Mansky, director of the University of Minnesota's Institute for Molecular Virology, about the rise of the delta variant of COVID-19, how much it has upended plans to end the pandemic is we knew it, and what we know, and don't know, about the variant.
In the latest episode of The Health Variant podcast, host and NewsMD Correspondent Jeremy Fugleberg interviews Dr. Maria Beaver, pathologist and Transfusion Services medical director with Essentia Health in Duluth, Minnesota. Beaver breaks down what's going on with the supply of blood donations, what's at risk and the importance of donating blood. Also, bonus: Some ideas for how to get over a fear of needles.

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Jayne Jones has made a name for herself as the "No Sugar Baker," with social media posts and videos that regularly pull in tens of thousands of loyal fans, and now a second cookbook in the works. So what's Jones' secret ingredient to success?
Where are these sizzling heat waves coming from? What do they do to your body? And how can you keep yourself safe? In the latest episode of The Health Variant podcast, host and NewsMD Correspondent Jeremy Fugleberg talks to Dr. Teddie Potter of the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, who's got some answers to those questions, and then some.
While the national birth rate continues to fall, the region has been going the other direction. That's according to Sanford Health, the South Dakota-based health system that also serves North Dakota and Minnesota. So what's going on?

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