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Flu hits quickly across region

January 3, 2013 in Duluth News Tribune

Influenza hospitalizations climbed sharply for a third straight week in Minnesota, the state Department of Health reported Thursday. Two more people died with flu-related illnesses in the week that ended Dec. 29, bringing the total to four for the young flu season.
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Defibrillators in public places save lives of those hit by sudden cardiac death

December 21, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

The experience that Frank Bucar had on Dec. 10 used to nearly always be fatal, a Duluth cardiologist said.
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Heart attack comes as shock to healthy 36-year-old

December 21, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

Christmas isn’t until next week, but Leslie Bucar has all the present she needs already.
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Health Notes: Cloquet hospital offers tours of new inpatient wing

November 14, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

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.
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St. Luke’s is recertified for trauma

November 5, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

The trauma center at St. Luke’s hospital in Duluth has been recertified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level II Trauma Center.
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Local view: Hospitals can take the lead on obesity education

October 17, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

Daily news headlines remind us often about the effects of the obesity crisis on the health of our nation. The severity of the crisis is an important call to action; yet without a tangible sense of what the trillions of dollars spent on obesity treatment in our country really mean, it’s easy to remain disengaged from the issue.
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Health Notes: Flood and trauma topic of mental health show

October 3, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

PBS North is starting a new season of its “Speak Your Mind” series on mental health issues with a timely topic.
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Longtime Duluth physician, medical examiner dies in Wyoming plane crash

September 22, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

A longtime Duluth physician and deputy St. Louis County medical examiner died Friday when his plane crashed in Wyoming.

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Hospitals asked to practice what they preach

September 17, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

A coalition of doctors, nurses and other interested parties is calling on Minnesota’s hospitals to eliminate sugary beverages, serve locally produced food and promote breast-feeding. Continue Reading

Consumer Reports ranks Minnesota doctors on diabetes, cardiovascular care

August 29, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

Consumer Reports, the magazine that compares cars and washing machines, has come out with a Minnesota-only comparison of doctors.
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