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Five years after it began, the merger that formed the Duluth-based Integrity Health Network is complete. Integrity, a group of independent clinics, was formed in April 2010 by the merger of Northstar Physicians Network and Northland Medical Associates, explained an Integrity Health Network news release. The former served primary-care clinics and the latter specialty-care clinics. The two entities continued to operate as contracts they held with other organizations were transferred to Integrity, according to the news release.
Office workers can earn fitness benefits by adding a few simple activities to their daily schedule, said Karen Johnson, weight trainer and certified sports nutritionist. Here are some of her...
Four women stand on each corner of an upside-down conference room table, each pulling mightily on an exercise band. Later, they lean against upright tables, holding on with one hand while lifting a dumbbell with the other. In between, two of the women use a window shelf as a bench, lowering themselves from a seated position to the floor and then pushing themselves back up with their arms. A tall, muscular woman watches closely as she keeps up a constant stream of chatter. "This is something you can do when you're at your office and you're in your chairs," Karen Johnson says.
Bringing health across cultural lines A nurse and activist with experience in cross-cultural health care will be involved in two events within the next eight days in Duluth. Najah Bazzy will lead a discussion from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Islamic Center of the Twin Ports, 145 W. Winona St. Lunch and child care will be provided. Bazzy also will give a free talk titled "Hope in Humanity: Islamic Principles of Neighborly Kindness" at 7:30 p.m. April 14 in Mitchell Auditorium at The College of St.
Whatever your position may be on cats, it needs to be said that there’s enough interest in felines to fill one of the theaters at Duluth’s Zinema 2 (maximum occupancy:...
The body of a Thunder Bay, Ontario, woman was found Monday morning on a trail at the Lutsen Mountains Ski Resort, police said. The Cook County Sheriff's Office reported that a search began at daybreak Monday for Andrea Matyuska, 32, after it was reported that she hadn't returned from snowboarding on Sunday. Her body was found about 7 a.m.
Study looks at rural obstetrics Birth is a challenge for rural hospitals, says a study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. The challenge is present in the Northland.
The 20-plus parents, staff and faculty who attended a 2015 Think Kids community conversation on Monday evening fit comfortably in the library at Congdon Park Elementary School. But the school's...
A Duluth woman was injured when the vehicle she was driving traveled 150 feet down an embankment after veering off of Interstate 35 on the west side of Duluth. The Minnesota State Patrol said Jessica L. Lewandowski, 23, was southbound on I-35 near 27th Avenue West at 11:40 p.m. on Sunday when the 1993 Dodge Dakota Club Cab she was driving crossed over the right lane, went onto the shoulder and over the barrier to the right of the roadway before continuing down the embankment. Lewandowski was taken to St. Luke's hospital with what police described as non-life-threatening injuries.
Justin and Carolyn Jahr’s second child was due on Easter. “The Easter bunny brought her a little early,” said Carolyn, 30, as she held newborn Everly in her arms on...