Essentia Urologist Explains Importance of Screening for Prostate Cancer

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

DULUTH, Minn. – One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Dr. Nathan Hoffman, a urologist with Essentia Health in Duluth, explains why it’s so vital to begin routine screening at the right time in your life. “In general, if you’re starting to feel the symptoms, you’re a little bit later on the scale of…

CDC says This Year’s Flu Season Has Been Mild; MedExpress Sees Increase in Patients

"The on–set of the flu is very fast and it usually includes fever,"

DULUTH, Minn. – Across the U.S., roughly over 150 million doses of the flu vaccine are expected to be given during this flu season. Today, we stopped by the MedExpress Urgent Care in Duluth to see how the virus is affecting the community. Fortunately, this flu season has been very mild, according to the CDC, but MedExpress has seen an…

Teal Promotes Talks of Ovarian Cancer Awareness this Month

Throughout the Month of September, Northlanders are Raising Awareness of Ovarian Cancer

DULUTH, Minn. – Throughout the month of September, teal will help promote the conversation of awareness for ovarian cancer. According to the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA), ovarian cancer is sometimes called the “silent killer” because the symptoms are often easily overlooked until the disease has progressed to the advanced stages. MOCA has planned a weekend of inspiration to raise funds for…