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Rural Hospitals Find Ways to Survive, Expand

By Katelyn Newman, Staff Writer – US News & World Report IN NOVEMBER 2017, A Southern town that was home to the nation's first 911 call was hit with hard news: Its local hospital would close its doors by year's end. With Lakeland Community Hospital gone, the...

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Overdose deaths drop in Minnesota

Written By: John Lundy | Duluth News Tribune The number of drug overdose deaths dropped steeply in Minnesota last year, the state Department of Health reported Tuesday. Calling the data preliminary, the health department said the number of overdose deaths in the state...

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You Should Hike. Here’s Why:

A stroll in the woods as short as 15 minutes leads to physiological changes such as improved heart and mental health Written By: Melinda M. Lavine | Duluth News Tribune One of the things Trista Vucetich Anderson likes about living in Duluth is access to hiking. It...

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5 Things We Must Do To Improve the US Health Care System

Mental and behavioral health are part of our general health and should be treated as such. Not a day goes by where I don’t talk about mental health with my patients. Society’s stigma around mental health is a problem, but I think we’re progressing toward greater...

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