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Robert Feyen's lanky frame was half in and half out of the small, brightly lit, plastic-enclosed space, his knees on the hard floor, his face peering at a cage-like device inside. "Zing!" The sharp, metallic sound was heard throughout the University of Minnesota Duluth's Motion + Media Across Disciplines Lab, aka the MMAD Lab. "Ah!" Feyen called out, the satisfaction evident in his voice. "There he went!"
Sunscreen slathered on ineptly Dermatologists went to Minnesota, of all places, to determine if people apply sunscreen correctly. Turns out many of us don't. It's not such a stretch that the study took place at the Minnesota State Fair, given that the lead author was Dr. Ingrid Polcari, a dermatologist with the University of Minnesota Medical School. The study was published last week in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and cited in a news release from the academy.
When Donna Froseth went to see Dr. Joseph Signorelli on Dec. 1, 2015, she wanted surgery on her left knee. Froseth, now 65, had experienced constant knee pain for six years, but the question was not whether she needed total knee replacement. Signorelli "spent 35 minutes talking with me about my weight," the retired registered nurse recalled. He then told her she surgery would have to wait.
Dr. Joseph Signorelli pulls no punches: He thinks Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center is the best place in town to get a joint replaced. Signorelli, an orthopedic surgeon at Essentia, points to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) comparing the rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients covered by Medicare. The research covers 48 Minnesota hospitals from April 1, 2012, to March 31, 2015. It shows the rate of complications at St. Luke's as being higher than both the state and national average and Essentia as being lower than both.
At 4 years old, Kiran Judd already has a team of 14 medical professionals on his case. "He has a neurologist and he has an endocrinologist and he has a pediatric oncologist," said his mom, Laura Judd, as she began to tick off a partial list. "He has his regular doctor, and he also has his physical medicine rehabilitation doctor who coordinates his physical therapist. And he goes to occupational therapy. He's seeing a pulmonologist." For all of those specialists, you might not notice anything about Kiran that's different from any other 4-year-old boy.
Nicotine advisory issued Citing the rising use of e-cigarettes, the Minnesota Department of Health last week reissued its advisory about the health dangers of nicotine for children, teens and pregnant women. E-cigarettes use heat to produce a vapor instead of the smoke-producing combustion of traditional cigarettes. Advocates say they can help smokers wean themselves away from their habit. Most health agencies protest that the devices are marketed to young people and can lead them to take up traditional smoking.
Lincoln Park is both a neighborhood and a park, and the latter is "kind of a mess," said Lynsi Passeri, who lives close by. "There's a lot of potential hazards," Passeri said on Monday of the narrow park bordered by heavily traveled Third Street on the south and intersected by another city street. "There's no protection from the road, people drive very quickly up that street, there's a lot of smoking."
Beer and theology will share the stage in a new gathering launched by local Catholic deacons. "We are hoping to have interaction with the entire audience," said Carl Provost, a deacon for a little more than a year at St. Rose Catholic Church in Proctor. "No holds barred — let's get the questions out there." Dubbed "Theology Uncapped," the men's-only discussion group will be inaugurated on May 25 with annulment as the topic — accompanied by beer, wine or soda and a meal catered by Famous Dave's.
In poor health and long past normal retirement age, Pat Cadigan continued to speak to the Northland through the airwaves because it was what he loved to do, longtime radio co-host Rik Jordan said. “He loved being Pat Cadigan on the radio on KDAL,” Jordan said.
When the idea of mental health counseling via video was first suggested to her, Mary Carpenter wasn't exactly enthusiastic. "I was absolutely going: 'What!? No way!' " recalled Carpenter, a psychologist who is CEO of the Range Mental Health Center in Virginia and Hibbing. Three years in — but only two years in terms of regular use — Carpenter is a convert. "I had to be pulled along kicking and screaming, but as I've seen the results ... I'm absolutely a believer," she said.