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Study shows e-cigarette use leads to smoking

It's a fact that cigarettes are bad for your health, but the impact of the electronic cousin e-cigarettes is a little hazier.

Tech neck: a growing problem of shrinking stature

Texting, playing games, reading emails - all of those can now be done on your phone. As we use phones more and more, we're actually changing the human body, and bringing new problems with it. If you've ever been sore after a long day on your phone, you could be developing "Tech Neck.”

Chronic pelvic pain can be caused by varicose veins

Chronic pelvic pain is extremely common and accounts for 10 percent to 15 percent of referrals to gynecologists and pain clinics. For many women, the pain is caused by a condition called pelvic congestion syndrome. Unfortunately, often this condition is undiagnosed because many physicians are unfamiliar with it.

CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Designated Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care

On average, 65 babies are born each month at CHI St. Alexius in Williston; and with good reason, too. CHI St. Alexius Health Williston has been designated a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program by Wellmark Blue Cross® and Blue Shield®.

Screenings Best Way to Deter Colon Cancer

Cancer research continues to make strides but it is still not completely clear what causes colon cancer. We do know most colon cancer begins as a growth called a polyp. And while not all polyps become cancerous, the only way to find out is by getting screened.

The American Cancer Society recommends that men and women at average risk start colorectal cancer screening at age 50. Some people may be at higher risk based on their family health history and need to start testing earlier. Recommended screening options such as Fecal Occult Blood Test, Stool DNA test kit shipped directly to your own home or colonoscopy are available.

Kristie Todd-Reisnour, FNP

North Dakota Nurse Shortage: By the Numbers

Across the country and right here at home, a nursing shortage is being felt. About a year ago, the governor began a Nursing Shortage Task Force to find out the numbers surrounding this problem.

Treatment options for osteoarthritis of the knee

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive "wear and tear” disease of the joint. In the United States, the prevalence of knee arthritis has doubled since 1940.

CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Successfully Verified as Level II Trauma Center

The trauma center at CHI St. Alexius Health has been verified again as a Level II Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).