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DULUTH, Minn. - Today’s story will begin with a quiz. Which of the following contagious diseases is most readily spread? Ebola Influenza Measles If your answer was c. Measles, you can go to the head of infectious diseases class. “It’s very easily spread,” said Dr. Rajesh Prabhu, an infectious disease specialist for Essentia Health in Duluth. “It’s more so than Ebola, more so than flu. “It could stay in the air at least two hours or so.
When Dr. Nicole Worden was in her cardiology fellowships at the University of Iowa, there was a sense of place to the heart attack patients she saw. "In the last couple of years, we didn't have that much snow in Iowa compared to here," said Worden, now in her first year of practice as an interventional cardiologist at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center and Essentia's Grand Rapids Clinic. "In Iowa, people would be fixing their tractor or fixing their combine. That's a little more common."
ST. PAUL — Hospital errors rose in the last year across Minnesota, according to the state’s Department of Health. The Minnesota Department of Health reported 384 “adverse health events” from October 2017 to October 2018, the highest number in the last 10 years. The report, which was the first of its kind in the nation, counts on hospitals to self-report preventable incidents such as falls, pressure ulcers and medication errors.
DULUTH — Jayme Closs will face an extended, difficult challenge as she recovers from a horrifying three-month ordeal, mental health experts say. “She’s not only been through the terrible horror of losing her parents, but by such a tragic means,” said Heather Rose-Carlson, a psychologist at Northland Psychological Services in Duluth who specializes in critical incidents. “To also being kidnapped, and we don’t know what other experiences she’s had over the last three months. So her life as she knows it is completely changed.”
DULUTH - Minnesota’s “lackluster performance” is contrasted with Wisconsin’s “notable improvement” in a report released Wednesday about policies affecting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Case for Inclusion 2019 report from the ANCOR Foundation and United Cerebral Palsy cited “stagnant or declining investment in state programs” as the reason Minnesota dropped to 21st place among the 50 states after being ranked 7th in the Case for Inclusion 2016 report.