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Imagine the thoughts of Lincoln Park Middle School students on Friday when they saw adults with tools in the shortcut through the woods that they use to get home. "They were actually concerned that we were closing it," said James Gittemeier, one of those adults. "So they asked, and we said, 'No, no, no.
When Mary Beth Kjolhaug and her husband, Erick, closed their Explorations store in Billings, Mont., three years ago, the unsold classroom supplies came home with them to Duluth in a trailer. "I didn't have the heart to throw the merchandise away," Mary Beth Kjolhaug said. "And I really didn't want to give it to the Billings, Mont., teachers because my heart was here with the Duluth teachers.
Although it's not quite finished, Community Memorial Hospital is inviting the public for a visit as it celebrates the new inpatient wing of the Cloquet hospital. Tours will be offered from 3:30-5:30 p.m. today at the hospital, which is at 512 Skyline Blvd.
"Stroke and other Neurological Issues" will be the subject of "Doctors on Call" at 7 p.m. today on PBS North, Channels 8.1 and 31.1. Dr. Ray Christensen will host a panel of local physicians who will answer phone-in questions and offer information and advice. The numbers to call during the show are (218) 788-2844 or toll-free at (877) 307-8762. That will be followed at 7:30 by this week's edition of "Speak Your Mind." Dr.
On the surface, the instruction taking place in the basement of Bonnie Ambrosi's Congdon Park home is like any other yoga class. "Breathe and smile," Ambrosi tells Sheryl Van Scoy and Sharon Robertson as they roll their shoulders while seated in chairs. "Just a little Buddha smile. It doesn't have to be a big, wacky grin." It is yoga, but with a wrinkle. Van Scoy and Robertson both have scoliosis, a curve in the spine.
Chris Jensen Health & Rehabilitation announced it's joining a Bloomington, Minn.-based nonprofit's campaign to improve nursing home care. The campaign by Stratis Health is called Acting Together to Achieve Excellence. It's designed to eliminate illnesses caused by health-care practices and to improve resident satisfaction, a news release from the nursing home said.
The Hearing Wellness Center announced it has opened a second office at the Miller Creek Clinic in Hermantown, hearing specialists Drs. Sara K. Downs and Jonathan P. Gervais said in a news release. Downs and Gervais previously opened an office at the Lakewalk Center in Duluth. They also see patients at the Raiter Clinic in Cloquet and Lake View Clinic in Two Harbors. Hearing Wellness Center appointments can be made at the Miller Creek Clinic by calling (218) 623-1045.
Friday is the final day to apply for the Go Red For Women Makeover Challenge. The 10 women chosen will participate in a heart-makeover challenge presented by Essentia Health and Super One Foods, according to a news release from the American Heart Association. Each participant will take part in an initial wellness screening where height, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and other heart health numbers will be measured.
A Minnesota foundation is conducting online research on the sensitive subject of stillbirth. The Star Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit based in Eden Prairie, wants to identify risk factors associated with stillbirth to develop prevention strategies, the foundation said in a news release. The focus is on late stillbirth (after 28 weeks gestation). The study is seeking participation by mothers of infants, whether stillborn, live-born or soon to be born, in a confidential survey.
St. Luke's hospital made U.S. News and World Report's 2013 Best Hospitals Guide for its care of cardiac patients. In a news release, St. Luke's reported it received silver awards for two areas in cardiac care. The first is for handling of heart-failure patients. The second is for handling of STEMI patients. The latter is shorthand for Segment Elevation Myocardial Infraction, which is a particularly severe form of heart attack. To achieve the recognition, a hospital has to meet or exceed various achievement measures.