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East Grand Forks woman with rare disorder takes life ‘day by day’

Wendy Nelson was in fifth grade in Newfolden, Minn., when her teachers began to notice “little things” — slurred speech, unclear handwriting, loss of coordination — that raised concerns.

Grand Forks Herald, 11/11/2013

ADHD affects adults, not just kids

As a college student 30 years ago, Amy Litzinger had trouble concentrating. “It was really hard to stay focused,” she said. Litzinger didn’t know it, but she had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, a brain-based medical disorder that probably started, undiagnosed, in childhood and stayed with her into adulthood.

Grand Forks Herald, 11/04/2013

Who’s at risk for postpartum depression?

The question of who gets postpartum depression “is a little bit controversial,” said Dr. James Kappenman, obstetrician-gynecologist at Sanford Health in Fargo.

Grand Forks Herald, 10/29/2013

East Grand Forks mother talks about overwhelming, persistent, debilitating postpartum depression

When her son was born two years ago, Paige Krause fell into an emotional abyss. At a time that’s usually filled with joy for most women, she was consumed by sadness and guilt.

Grand Forks Herald, 10/29/2013

Keeping students safe at school

One out of 13 children in the United States suffers from a food allergy, according to the organization FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education), and the majority of fatalities resulting from food allergy reactions among this group happen in school.

Grand Forks Herald, 10/28/2013

Food allergies change everyday life for Grand Forks family

For most people, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich looks innocent enough. But to those with food allergies, a single sandwich can be deadly. If your child is affected, the situation is even more frightening.

Grand Forks Herald, 10/28/2013

Dyslexia: With positive attitude, early intervention, children can overcome learning disabilities

Dyslexia, a language-based learning disability, can hinder reading, writing, spelling and sometimes even speaking, according to the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD). Parents may become alarmed or fearful if their child is diagnosed with dyslexia, but educators say the disability is not a sign of poor intelligence or laziness or the result of impaired hearing or vision.

Grand Forks Herald, 10/22/2013

Grand Forks woman discusses her battle with fallopian tube cancer

In May 2007, Pati Bubach was getting dressed for a special family occasion. The dress she’d chosen to wear for the event was too tight.

Grand Forks Herald, 10/21/2013

‘Beardtober’: Raising the banner for right to grow facial hair

Jason Carey’s interest in growing a beard has grown way beyond what he ever could have envisioned, he said. It’s grown into a mission to celebrate the bearded face, linked with a way to support the local Circle of Friends Humane Society.

Grand Forks Herald, 10/19/2013

Grand Forks mom shares tips to DIY Halloween costumes

Two years ago, Krystol Tofstad of Grand Forks created a Halloween costume for her 8-year-old son, David, that was a real head-turner. She crafted a ghoulish figure holding a “bloody,” plastic bin that appears to contain a body — that was David. No costume for the faint-hearted.

Grand Forks Herald, 10/15/2013

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