Health Notes: Take St. Luke’s robot for a test drive
St. Luke’s hospital is inviting the public to test drive a surgical robot.
Ten surgeons use the daVinci for general, urologic, gynecologic and colorectal operations, a St. Luke’s news release said. The robot’s microscopic “hands” provide smaller incisions than standard surgery.
At 2 p.m., Dr. Susan Goltz, an obstetrician and gynecological surgeon, and Dr. John Bollins, a general surgeon, will give brief presentations followed by questions and answers. They were the first surgeons in the region to perform robotic surgery with a single incision.
Free medical clinic
A free medical clinic will be offered Wednesday at the Lake Superior Life Care Center, on the first floor at 1522 E. Superior St.
Services include non-emergency medical care for men, women and children.
Call (218) 727-3399 for an appointment.
Speaking of eating
“Healthy Eating on a Budget” is the topic of a program this evening at the Duluth Public Library’s main branch, 520 W. Superior St.
Jill Holmen from Whole Foods Co-op will talk about the benefits of shopping in bulk, learning to cook grains and beans from scratch and eating what is in season.
The free program, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Green Room, is sponsored by the library as part of its Health Happens @ your library series.