Focus On Health

Reading for Well-Being

Duluth, Minn.- An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but what about a book a day? The folks at the University of Minnesota Duluth's library think they have the answer. The library…

Warming Bodies, Warming Hearts

DULUTH, Minn.-  While blankets are always needed in Duluth weather, they are extra special at St. Luke's Hospital and Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center. About 40 blankets were given out to…

CBD Oil Store to Open in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. - A new store in Superior will soon be selling hemp-based CBD products. CBD is said to treat everything from pain to epilepsy to anxiety and doesn't give users a high…

Study Shows Cofee may Boost Longevity

CHICAGO (AP) — Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily. In a study of…

Officials say Kentucky's hepatitis A outbreak now worst in US

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The hepatitis A outbreak in Louisville and other parts of Kentucky is now the worst in the country. The Courier Journal reports state health officials confirmed Wednesday at least 969 people have contracted the liver disease.…

Runners To Hit The Runway For 4K Race

DULUTH, Minn.  Runners if you've ever felt like "flying" through a race you might be able to get pretty close to that this weekend out on Park Point in Duluth. The Runway 4k…

Warming drives spread of toxic algae in US, researchers say

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The words blasted to cellphones around Oregon’s capital city were ominous: “Civil emergency . prepare for action.” Within half an hour, a second official alert clarified the subject wasn’t impending violence but toxins from an algae…

Raising Awareness on The Longest Day

DULUTH, Minn. - On Thursday, June 21, members in the community living with or affected by Alzheimer's Disease will have the chance to raise funds and awareness for care and support. People…

Poison Control Warns About Fire Colorant Product

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - As the summer campfire season picks up Minnesota Poison Control has a warning about a product used to generate colored flames. KARE-TV reports the chemical, sold in a small foil packet, has sickened several young children in…

MN Department of Health Issues Multiple Beach Advisories

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Health issued multiple beach advisories on Tuesday following recent heavy rainfall and flood conditions throughout the area. The following advisories are in place due to elevated E.coli bacteria levels that have been identified…

Medical Tent Volunteers Provide Grandma's Marathon Safety

DULUTH, Minn. - Volunteer physicians, nurses, athletic trainers, and physical therapists staff the Grandma's Marathon medical tent every year. They treat many conditions like muscle cramping, stress fractures, and runners feeling too…