Giving Tree Project brings joy to patients at St. Mary’s Medical Center

Lester Park Elementary School students will bring joy to patients at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21. The kids make ornaments in class and decorate…

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Essentia Health launches major strategic planning effort to enhance patient care

Essentia Health is pleased to announce its Board of Directors has authorized a major strategic planning effort to positively impact the way care is delivered at its downtown Duluth campus…

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Avoid eye strain by remembering the 20-20-20 rule

Whether you’re posting on social media or searching the computer for cyber deals this holiday season, remember to give your eye muscles a break. Eye strain is a common problem,…

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Essentia Health wants you to spend Thanksgiving at home, not in the E.R.

It’s that time of the year when friends and family drive or fly across the country to come together and give thanks. However, in the process of celebrating with family,…

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There’s more to pumpkin than pie

By Bonnie Brost The humble pumpkin appears each fall as jack-o-lanterns on our Halloween doorsteps and in beloved pie at our Thanksgiving feasts. But there’s much more to this highly…

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Tree of Lights event helps grieving families during holiday season

The holidays can be a difficult time for family members grieving a loved one. Essentia Health is honoring those who have passed with a Tree of Lights event, that also…

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Use Thanksgiving to talk more than just turkey this year

By Maureen Talarico Thanksgiving is more than just turkey and pumpkin pie. It’s a time for many people to get together with their dearest family and friends. Essentia Health reminds…

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Family Health Notebook

Dr. Catherine Benziger, a cardiologist, has joined the Essentia Health St. Mary’s Heart and Vascular Center in Duluth. Dr. Benziger grew up in the Twin Cities and is happy to…

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Essentia Health helps smokers kick the habit for good

While on the decline, about 36.5 million Americans still smoke cigarettes. In fact, tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the world. That’s…

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New surgical robot helps patients heal faster

Essentia Health surgical teams are using a new surgical robot called the da Vinci Xi Surgical System to help improve patients’ recovery. “The new Xi robot allows our 15 robotic…

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