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November 13, 2017
Think about quitting: Great American Smokeout is Nov. 16
Help is available for smokers who want to make a move to quit smoking this month—even for one day—by taking part in the Great American...
November 13, 2017 - 2:00pm
November 8, 2017
Reader Opinion: Don't refuse treatment
I was dismayed to see news in a recent Brainerd Dispatch that Essentia Health is refusing to treat severely mentally ill patients in their Brainerd facility. Essentia Health has gradually taken over health services in our region while taking great pains to convince us that this is...
November 8, 2017 - 8:30am
Reader Opinion: Surprise surprise
Well, surprise surprise! There is now a critical unavailability of psychiatric care in Brainerd. In case anyone has forgotten, the ideal facility for providing such care existed in east Brainerd for decades—until some "geniuses" tore it down. Dennis Vanderpoel Pierz
November 8, 2017 - 7:30am
November 6, 2017
3 things for better health
Need to be motivated to start the week off on a healthy note? Just try one or more of three things to start the week off on the right path. 1....
November 6, 2017 - 2:13pm
November 4, 2017
Reader Opinion: Wow
In response to the Star Tribune story that Essentia Health is discriminating against court ordered mental health clients, I commend Essentia Health for their decision to take care of local voluntarily committed clients in need of mental health care over involuntary court ordered clients,...
November 4, 2017 - 7:30am
October 30, 2017
Free Workplace Wellness conference offered Nov. 8
Considering the hours the average person puts in on the job, both employer and employee have vested interest in focusing on workplace wellness....
October 30, 2017 - 10:00am
October 25, 2017
Essentia requires flu shots for all employees, volunteers
FARGO—Essentia Health has adopted a new policy requiring its employees to be vaccinated against influenza to protect patients and to help...
October 25, 2017 - 8:27pm
October 13, 2017
No mental health reform in 2018, Senate majority leader says
Minnesotans looking for mental health care reform will have to wait, if Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka's prognosis on the situation proves...
October 13, 2017 - 10:32pm
September 25, 2017
Dementia screening added to Essentia Health wellness visits
Essentia Health physicians and registered nurses are helping patients and their families find answers by routinely screening people age 65 and older for dementia with a short, cognitive test. "Our goal is to identify patients who may have dementia so we can create the proper care...
September 25, 2017 - 11:30am
September 18, 2017
Essentia Health Pierz Clinic Community Open House set Sept. 21
Essentia Health is hosting an open house for the Pierz Clinic from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at 138 Main St. in Pierz. Join the Pierz Clinic staff and community members to tour the new facility. Food will be catered by the Brickyard and the event includes outdoor music and activities for...
September 18, 2017 - 9:00am
August 1, 2017
Amy Sells to present at The Center's Morning Club
Amy Sells, dialysis department at Essentia Health South, will be the presenter for The Center's Morning Club at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The presentation is open to members of The Center, 803 Kingwood St., Brainerd. Coffee and doughnuts will be available for $1. For more information visit...
August 1, 2017 - 9:55am
Essentia Health in Duluth, Mayo Clinic named in challenge to clinical trial
A clinical trial planned for heart attack patients at Duluth's Essentia Health and 66 other institutions is unethical and should be suspended,...
August 1, 2017 - 9:48am
May 29, 2017
Team approach to Stroke Care makes a difference in treatment and recovery
Howard Cronquist understood that his wife was asking him if he wanted to head outside to mow the lawn. But he couldn't answer her, no matter...
May 29, 2017 - 1:30pm
May 20, 2017
Cutting edge: New Essentia robot transforms surgery
Essentia Health -St. Joseph's has a new surgeon on staff—one that gets turned on and off with each surgery. Essentia Health put down $2...
May 20, 2017 - 7:00am
May 9, 2017
Vital visas: ND has nation's highest reliance on foreign doctors with work visas
FARGO—Dr. Fadel Nammour was warned against coming to North Dakota to begin his career as a gastroenterologist. After attending medical...
May 9, 2017 - 7:00am