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Support for the Journey: St. Luke’s helps new moms by offering free lactation support at the AfterCare Clinic

Published in the Moms & Dads Today magazine, May-June 2019 Issue Becoming a parent is exciting and terrifying. “Everything is so new and you want to do things right,” said first-time mom Paige Wilhelmy. “But you don’t ...

Finding Success at St. Luke’s Proctor Fitness Center

Published in the Woman Today magazine, March-April 2019 Issue Gina Tennison knew it was time for a change. “I had let go of working out and eating healthy,” said the Proctor local reflecting on 2017. “I had also put on quite a bit ...

The Schroth Method: St. Luke’s uses unique physical therapy exercise regimen to treat scoliosis

Published in Moms & Dads Today magazine, March-April 2019 Issue In true Duluth fashion, the Richmonds love being active and outdoors. As a close-knit family of five, they can regularly be found together climbing up a rock wall or skiing down a ...

Heart to Heart: St. Luke’s marks 2,500 open heart surgeries with Dr. Boylan at the helm

Published in The Woman Today magazine, February-March 2019 Issue “Every patient has a story,” said Dr. Mary Boylan as she considered the thousands of hearts she’s operated on in the past 23 years. As St. Luke’s first on-staff ...

Finding the Courage to Change: Local actor shares his health story to help others

Published in Moms & Dads Today magazine, January-February 2019 Issue Everyone knows what it’s like to put something off. However, when left unchecked, something small can become a huge problem. This is especially true when it comes to your ...

A Journey of Recovery at St. Luke’s Chequamegon Clinic

Published in Bottom Line News and Views, January 2019 issue After years of pain, Rhonda Sundberg knew it was time to have her second knee replaced. “I was stiff, dealing with arthritis and trying to manage it with medication,” said ...

Aches and Pains Above the Neck? It could be TMD

Published in Duluthian Magazine, January-February 2019 Issue Headaches, ear pain, neck pain and even vertigo can all become a problem when the jaw is not functioning properly. Designed to act like a hinge, the jaw is connected to the skull on either ...

45 is the New 50: Why colon cancer screenings should start sooner than you think

Published in Positively Superior magazine, December/January issue Cancer is still one of the leading causes of death in our country despite significant improvements in our understanding and development of new treatments. In 2018, approximately 1.7 ...

Certified Nurse Midwives: OB and GYN

Published in The Woman Today magazine, December/January issue When people hear ‘midwife’, they typically think babies. “There’s this common misconception that all a midwife does is help with a woman’s pregnancy and ...

Healthcare 101: How and why to establish healthcare for you and your family

Published in Moms & Dads Today magazine, November/December issue There are a lot of things that might keep you from regularly seeing a physician. “Some people avoid going to the doctor. They think it’s going to be expensive, sometimes ...

Focus on Your Health: Dr. Carl Rasmussen Shares the Benefits of Having a Primary Care Physician

Published in The Woman Today Magazine, October/November issue Where do you go when you have a pressing health concern? The two main options are scheduling a visit with your primary care physician or going to urgent care. Today, some people are ...

Lost 130 Pounds; Gained New Energy for Life: Cloquet Woman's Success After Weight Loss Surgery at St. Luke's

Published in The Woman Today magazine, August/September issue Lost 130 Pounds; Gained New Energy for Life Divine intervention. That’s what Alexsis Saarela, a Cloquet wife and mother of two, said led her to one of the best decisions of her life: ...

Nothing Is Ever Impossible: Reese Stariha Discovers His Inner Strength at St Luke’s

Published in Moms & Dads Today magazine, July/August issue Nothing Is Ever Impossible Reese Stariha Discovers His Inner Strength at St Luke’s The day after Thanksgiving in 2016, Reese Stariha scratched his golden retriever, Goldy, between ...

The power of positivity: St. Luke’s patient stays positive during a difficult diagnosis

Published in Moms & Dads Today magazine, May/June 2018 The Power of Positivity St. Luke’s patient stays positive during a difficult diagnosis Anyone who has faced an illness knows that healing doesn't just take the expertise and tools ...

St. Luke's Advanced Stroke Treatment Saves Lives

Published in Duluthian March/April 2018 St. Luke's Advanced Stroke Treatment When it comes to treating a stroke, time is critical. Medical professionals refer to this as “time is brain,” meaning the more time it takes to get the ...

Transformative Medical Care in the Digital Age

Published in Positively Superior April/May 2018 Transformative Medical Care in the Digital Age What can you do when the flu knocks you down and you can barely make it to the couch let alone get to your doctor’s office? Or what about when you ...

7 Proven Sinus Pain Remedies

7 proven sinus pain remedies You know the drain of sinus pain and pressure: sometimes even your teeth ache, your ears feel plugged, and your nose is stuffy or draining. So what causes sinus pain and how can you get relief? Sinuses are hollow areas ...

Supporting Safe Sleep for Babies: St. Luke’s is First Minnesota Hospital to Receive National Certification

Published in Moms & Dads Today magazine, March/April 2018 Supporting Safe Sleep for Babies St. Luke’s is First Minnesota Hospital to Receive National Certification For new parents, sleep is a big deal. How to get enough sleep, how to care ...

Recognized for Supporting Moms and Babies: St. Luke’s Earns Baby-Friendly Designation

Published in Moms & Dads Today magazine, January/February 2018 Recognized for Supporting Moms and Babies St. Luke’s Earns Baby-Friendly Designation The term “Baby-Friendly” can be confusing. Of course, you hope every birthing ...

Life of Heather Miller Saved by Her St. Luke's Colleagues

Published in Woman Today magazine December/January 2017 St. Luke’s nurse Heather Miller never expected to be a critical patient in the hospital where she works. Today, she credits her medical team -her colleagues - for literally bringing her ...

St. Luke's Breast Center Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Published in Woman Today magazine October/November 2017 It is the diagnosis no woman wants to hear. “You have breast cancer.” A year ago in June, Kathy Schaefer, an RN who works at St. Luke’s in the Infusion Therapy Center, felt a ...

Treated as Family: St. Luke’s Dr. Coenen Cares for the Entire Family, Starting at Birth

Published in Moms & Dads Today magazine, September/October 2017 Treated as Family St. Luke’s Dr. Coenen Cares for the Entire Family, Starting at Birth In baby’s first year, you can expect more than a few checkups. While most of the ...

The Good Shines Through, St. Luke's Foundation 'Circle of Light' Celebrates 14th Year

Published in Woman Today magazine August/September 2017 A night of fun, laughter, and celebration, St. Luke’s Foundation’s annual signature event, the “Circle of Light,” puts a spotlight on their health care excellence. ...

Responding to Traumatic Events: How St. Luke's Helped a Student Recover from an ATV Accident

Published in Moms & Dads Today magazine, July/August 2017 Responding to Traumatic Events How St. Luke’s Helped a Student Recover from an ATV Accident For high school student Isabelle (Izzy) Stauber, August 9, 2015, was just another day. ...

Motorcycle Crash Survivor Gets Second Lease on Life at St.Luke's

Published in the Woman Today Magazine June/July 2017 Nick Schaller doesn’t remember anything about his devastating motorcycle crash on October 9, 2015, or the three weeks directly following in the hospital as he began his arduous recovery. A ...

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