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Joel Salatin has been featured in a best-selling novel and in an Academy Award-nominated documentary. The grass-roots farmer from Swopes, Va., will be the keynote speaker for Community Wellness Day on Saturday at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Salatin, who will speak at 1 p.m. at the Marshall Performing Arts Center, has been featured in "Fresh the Movie"; Michael Pollan's novel, "The Omnivore's Dilemma"; and in "Food, Inc.," the best-selling independent documentary of all time. All other activities will take place at UMD's Romano Gym. The free event takes place from 11 a.m.
It's not too late to reserve a spot for this evening's "Let's Talk" session offered by Essentia Health obstetricians and gynecologists. Topics will include Gardasil (HPV vaccinations), menstrual irregularities, annual gynecological exams and contraceptive options. Presenters are Dr. Kelly Greenleaf and Eileen Scaringi, a certified nurse practitioner, both from Essentia Health Duluth Clinic. It's part of a series of "Let's Talk" sessions on women's health. Registration is at 6 p.m. followed by the program from 6:30-8 p.m.
The second annual men's health supper is designed to engage men of color on preventive health issues. The free event will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, "the copper-top," 230 E. Skyline Parkway. Dr. Arne Vainio of Fond du Lac's Min-no-aya-win Clinic will speak on colorectal cancer prevention and early detection, and overcoming barriers to health care. Dr.
A first-aid course that starts next week has nothing to do with abdominal thrusts or putting pressure on a wound. Mental health first-aid training, a 12-hour certification course, is designed to help individuals to respond to psychiatric emergencies, according to a flyer from the Miller-Dwan Foundation and Lutheran Social Service, which are co-sponsoring the course in Duluth. A news release from Miller-Dwan said 50,000 people across the country have been certified in mental health first aid since the program was initiated in 2008.
A seminar on "What Mental Health Practitioners and Their Patients Should Know About Psychiatric Drugs, Drug Addictions and Holistic Approaches for Treating Drug Withdrawals" will take place April 28 in Superior. The seminar, presented by Dr. Gary G. Kohls of Duluth, will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Superior Conference Center, 600 N. 21st St. Water will be provided. Participants may bring a sack lunch and beverage for lunch or purchase lunch at nearby locations. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
Rebecca Skloot responded to the News Tribune's questions about her book in an e-mail on Saturday from her home in Chicago, where she's working on an adaptation of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" for middle school-age readers. Q. Have you kept in touch with the Lacks family? A. I do stay in close contact with the family. The Lacks family often comes to public events where I speak about the book -- sometimes they just sit quietly in the audience and listen, other times they answer questions, they also often travel now and give talks themselves.
Rebecca Skloot's book, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," published in 2010, is the nonfiction account of a Southern black woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951. While she was being treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, a surgeon removed samples of her tumor without her knowledge. Unlike all other cell samples that had been taken from humans, Henrietta Lacks' cell samples didn't die off.
Jeremy Warren Shea stood and turned to face a courtroom filled with people he knows. "I'm sorry," Shea said over and over, his voice breaking. "I'm so sorry. I take responsibility for what I did." Jeff Stephenson, whose son Tim was killed because of Shea's high-speed, drunken driving, rose to his feet, took two quick steps toward Shea and put his arms around the younger man. They held each other in a long embrace, Shea sobbing. The dramatic moment came on Friday morning in St.
In 2009, 97.4 percent of newborns in Minnesota were screened for hearing loss, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. But of the 981 with hearing problems, 557 -- or 57 percent -- had no follow-up visits. In response, the Health Department announced in a news release it has launched a website to provide resources for parents, providers and other professionals about early hearing detection and intervention for infants and children.
The Minnesota Department of Health has announced new interactive maps online to help public health professionals and others compare county and state cancer rates. You can see at a glance, for example, that mesothelioma occurs more frequently per capita in Northeastern Minnesota than in any other part of the state. To check it out, go to https://apps.health.state.mn.us/mndata/cancer .