Meet the face of blood donations and save a life by giving blood at Essentia Health

By Maureen Talarico Liam Murray was just shy of his second birthday when his mom began to notice subtle changes in his appearance and in his normally rambunctious behavior. “He…

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Why shoveling snow doesn’t need to be a literal pain in the back

By Maureen Talarico In winter, shoveling out from a snowstorm isn’t the exception, it’s the rule. While many grab shovels after a snowfall, too many grab their backs in pain…

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Essentia Health offers free hand-washing posters to public

Washing your hands frequently and effectively is one of the best ways to stop the spread of germs and protect you and your loved ones. Unfortunately, many of us have…

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Half-car helps patients at Essentia Health-Virginia

To most people, a car cut in half would be pretty worthless. But to rehabilitation patients at Essentia Health-Virginia, it’s a godsend. The car helps Essentia therapists assess patients’ ability…

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Essentia Health warns of carbon monoxide poisoning risks

Whether it’s in your garage, a fish house or your home, you can fall victim to a common threat – carbon monoxide poisoning. The odorless, colorless gas causes sudden illness…

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The Super Bowl: How the big game could be a game changer for your health

The U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is prepped. The teams are set. The fans are thrilled. This year’s Super Bowl will be a game where folks come together, eat together…

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Minnesota Ballet to present Celebrity Dance Challenge

Northland notables in medicine to merchandising to meteorology will pair with Minnesota Ballet professional dancers in the Celebrity Dance Challenge on Feb. 8 at Marshall School’s Fregeau Auditorium. Preparing for…

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Essentia Health welcomes weight management physician in Deer River and Virginia

Dr. Mark Gustafson, a weight management specialist, has joined the Essentia Health-Deer River Clinic in Deer River. He will also care for patients at the Essentia Health-Virginia Clinic in Virginia….

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Family Health Notebook

Audiologist Kelsey Putvin has joined the Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic. She will care for patients of all ages. “Audiology is an incredibly diverse field with a wide range of potential experiences,”…

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Tele-audiology services offered at Essentia Health-Virginia

By Maureen Talarico Hearing loss is one of the most common congenital conditions in the United States. That’s why the state of Minnesota requires all newborns to undergo a hearing…

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Don’t believe the hype against bananas

By Bonnie Brost January is the month to declare we are going to eat healthier and get in better shape. As you cruise the internet to find more ways to…

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Essentia Health Auxiliary scholarships available to students studying health care

The Miller Dwan Auxiliary and the Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Superior Auxiliary are offering scholarships to deserving students. The Miller Dwan Auxiliary will award students scholarships of $2,000 to graduates…

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Integrity Health Network appoints interim CEO

Melissa Larson has been named interim CEO at Integrity Health Network. She replaces Jeffrey Tucker, who assumed a leadership position with Marshfield Clinic Health System. Larson, IHN’s VP of Operations…

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The weather outside may be frightful, but exercising outdoors can be delightful

During these cold months in the northern great plains, most folks want to hibernate inside and drop all outdoor activities. However, there’s no need to spend almost half a year…

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Essentia Health announces Essentia E-Visit

Essentia Health has launched Essentia E-Visit, an online diagnosis and treatment service that puts care in the palms of people’s hands. Through this online service, patients in the communities Essentia…

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