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New Essentia clinic opens
A new Essentia Health clinic, located at the former Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake at 4572 County Road 61, opened Tuesday. According to an Essentia press release, there are two family medicine physicians solely dedicated to this clinic, with plans to...
Special MNsure enrollment period ends July 16
Health insurance helps individuals and families prepare for life’s unexpected challenges. To enable more Minnesotans to gain the security of health insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic, MNsure has offered a five-month special enrollment period (S... Full story
Vet Talk: More to worry about: Tick season
The snow has melted, the grass is turning green, and the weather is warming up. This can only mean one thing: It's tick season. Ticks can be out at any time of year, but they have surges in the...
Be on the lookout for macular degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 50. It is estimated that more than 2 million people have been diagnosed with macular degeneration...
On Your Health: Don't let cold temps lead to preventable injury
I have to say it has been a great winter. There’s been plenty of snow and overall the temperature has been very agreeable. I am still expecting some cold blasts to come. With this mind, I thought it...
Health Notes: State announces whooping cough death, warnings
Minnesota health officials have confirmed an infant death related to pertussis, also known as whooping cough. The infant was diagnosed with pertussis in August 2019 and died in November after being hospitalized for three months. The last pediatric... Full story
Hospital has hotline number Community Memorial Hospital has a new Nurse Hotline number that can be called 24 hours a day if you have health related questions. That number is 218-499-6799. A staff of professional registered nurses will assist...
Moose Lake hospital lines up with Essentia
In August, the Mercy Hospital board of directors voted unanimously to request proposals to partner with a larger health care system. On Tuesday, leaders from Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake and Essentia Health announced plans for a formal partnership.... Full story
ON HEALTH: Thank you, caregivers
During another busy day in the clinic, as I see an elderly patient in a wheelchair who is accompanied by family member or members, I am reminded at how lucky the patient is. It is estimated that 80...
Raiter Clinic and Community Memorial Hospital to join forces
Community Memorial Hospital and Raiter Clinic will will join together as one organization as of Jan. 1, 2020. Negotiations leading up to this partnership have been ongoing for many months, according... Full story
Wound clinic recognized
Community Memorial Hospital’s advanced wound clinic in Cloquet has received the 2018 Center of Distinction award from Healogics, the nation’s largest wound care provider. The clinic is for individuals with wounds that have not responded to...