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Essentia Health moving forward with Vision Northland project

By Maureen Talarico Essentia Health’s board of directors has demonstrated its strong commitment to the health of Essentia’s patients, the economic vitality of the community and the work environment for Essentia Health staff. In May, the board formally approved additional planning, financing and construction for Vision Northland, a major project to transform Essentia’s downtown Duluth campus. “This decision represents an investment in Essentia’s mission, along with the future of Duluth and surrounding areas,” said Essentia…

Family Health Notebook

By Maureen Talarico Essentia Health and the Essentia Institute of Rural Health invite you to a community educational event focused on advanced heart care research. The Learn4Life event will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth. Cardiologist Dr. Katie Benziger, who is director of heart and vascular research at St. Mary’s-Heart & Vascular Center in Duluth, is host of the complimentary event. “In our previous Learn4Life programs, we’ve…

Essentia Health Flu Booths help you protect yourself, your family and the community against influenza

By Maureen Talarico Influenza season is upon us and now is the time to protect yourself, your family and the community by getting vaccinated. The flu vaccine is approved for people six months and older, including people with compromised immune systems and chronic medical conditions. “Getting a flu shot is one of the best ways to keep your family healthy and improve population health,” says Essentia Health Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Rajesh Prabhu. “The flu…

Essentia Health honors hospice patients

By Maureen Talarico Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Hospice invites the public to attend upcoming annual “Service of Remembrance” events throughout the Northland. The services are to remember patients who have died while in hospice, honor their families and friends and thank their caregivers. “These are very special and moving events for our families who have experienced a loss in the past year through Essentia Health hospice,” said Sandee Carlson, who directs Essentia’s hospice program. “It’s a…

Essentia Health neuro-interventionalist stops stroke in its tracks with thrombectomy to remove blood clots

By Maureen Talarico You may have heard of a Code Blue, but have you ever heard of a Code NASCAR? While it has nothing to do with stock cars, this code has everything to do with racing — to stop a deadly stroke. NASCAR stands for Neuro Angio-Suite for Cerebral Arterial Reperfusion, and is the code to activate a team of medical professionals and a special room at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth.…

Essentia Health welcomes rheumatologist in Duluth

By Maureen Talarico Dr. Robert Mango, a rheumatologist, has joined the Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic in Duluth. “I have long been fascinated by the science of immunology, which led me to rheumatology,” said Dr. Mango. “But ultimately, what attracted me to this field was the opportunity to care for people over the long term, in ways that directly improve their daily lives.” Dr. Mango earned a medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel…