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Essentia Health nurse discovers importance of colon cancer screenings


When Jan Lothert turned 50 she knew it was important to go in for her first colonoscopy, a screening to detect colon cancer that is recommended at age 50. 

But Lothert got busy and put it off for a few months until she realized she’d better get in for that colonoscopy before her next birthday rolled around. 

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Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.
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