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Matthew Barker on the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons

Jun 27, 2017 ● By MED Editor

Matthew Barker, MD, South Dakota's only fellowship trained urogynecologic surgeon, is now the state's first member of the SGS.

Managing Lymphedema in the Summer

Jun 26, 2017 ● By Digital Media Director

As summer approaches, patients with lymphedema need to take extra precautions to prevent a “flair-up”. Those at risk should also be on the the alert for the signs and symptoms of impending lymphedema.

How to Deal with Negative Comments Online

Jun 26, 2017 ● By Digital Media Director

Patient complaints often share one common denominator—a breakdown in the physician-patient relationship. The best options, therefore, for protecting your online reputation should be directed at repairing and preserving relationships with your patients.

Four Simple Steps to Speaking Confidently and Clearly if you have a Foreign Accent

Jun 26, 2017 ● By Digital Media Director

A foreign accent is when a person applies the patterns of their first language to their second language. This is especially problematic when the second language is English. English has a multitude of characteristics that are very different from most other languages.

Helmsley Charitable Trust Passes $300 Million Milestone for Rural Healthcare

Jun 26, 2017 ● By Digital Media Director

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Rural Healthcare Program has surpassed a $300 million milestone in grants to improve rural healthcare across a seven-state region that stretches from Montana to Minnesota.

Bariatric Surgery As a Last Resort for Extreme Childhood Obesity

Jun 26, 2017 ● By Digital Media Director

Children’s Specialty Physicians launched its bariatric surgery program in 2013. As of June 2017, 12 children had undergone either a gastric sleeve resection or a gastric bypass. It is not a first-line response to treating adolescent obesity at Children’s – but it is a viable last resort.

Viviphi and Avera Health Confirm Clinical Validation and System-Wide Implementation of the PrecisionPlan Cognitive Computing Platform

Jun 26, 2017 ● By Digital Media Director

Avera Health has announced its plans to implement a new cognitive computing platform system wide.

Orthopedic Residency Program Established by Sanford and UND

Jun 26, 2017 ● By Digital Media Director

First-of-its-kind program in North and South Dakota begins summer 2018.

Local Physician Inventor Collaborates with Boston Scientific to Develop New Catheter System

Jun 26, 2017 ● By Digital Media Director

Patrick Kelly, MD, with Sanford Vascular Innovations, a division of Sanford Health, will collaborate with Boston Scientific to develop a less invasive catheter system that could transform treatment pulmonary embolisms.

Rapid City Surgeon Offers Minimally Invasive Option for GERD

Jun 26, 2017 ● By Digital Media Director

Andrew Van Osdol, MD, at Rapid City Regional Hospital is using magnets provide relief to patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD.

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