Focus On Health

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…

Human Development Center Opens in Medical District

DULUTH, Minn.- A new The Human Development Center in Duluth is providing multiple services at one location. The center helps individuals in Saint Louis County dealing with mental illness and addiction. The new location…

Talking the Topic of Suicide

DULUTH, Minn.- A startling report by the center of disease control shows the rates of suicide of increased by 40% in Minnesota over the last 18 years. Suicide is a serious issue and…

June Marks Elder Abuse Awareness Month

SUPERIOR, Wis. - June marks Elder Abuse Awareness Month and a Twin Ports Task Force dedicated to the topic is hoping to get more of the public involved in stopping it. Today, Monday,…

5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five. Health officials have tied the E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona.…

MN Department of Health Issues Beach Advisory Alert

DULUTH, Minn. – A lake advisory has been put in place today by the MN Department of Health. According to the advisory, the Minnesota Point Harborside/15th Street beach has a ‘water contact not recommended’ alert in place until further notice.…