Ruth C. Jacobson



Ruth C. Jacobson, 77, of Angora passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at St. Luke’s Hospital with her family at her side.  Ruth was born in Duluth on August 19, 1938 and grew up in Silverdale. She graduated as an honor student of the Orr Hi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Dennis L. Winger



 Dennis L. Winger, 63, of Aurora died Friday, January 22, 2016 at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. He was born on July 16, 1952 to Wilfred and Carol (Anderson) Winger in Grand Rapids, MN.  He grew up and attended school… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Thomas Samuel “Tom” Greiner



Thomas Samuel “Tom” Greiner, 81, of Virginia died Monday, January 8, 2016 in St. Michael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center in Virginia after a brief illness. He was born September 25, 1934 in Ludington, Michigan the son of Robert and Bernadette (Co… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Kenneth Arthur Olsen



 Kenneth Arthur Olsen, 87, of Virginia died Wednesday, January 20, 2016 in the Essentia Virginia Care Center. He was born August 28, 1928 in Ely, the son of Arthur and Katherine (Muhvich) Olsen and was a graduate of Ely Memorial High School and… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Hanna M. Benoit



 Hanna M. Benoit, 20, of Soudan, formerly of Cook, died Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s in Duluth from health complications. She was born on September 1, 1995 in Duluth, the daughter of David and Kristine (Bourassa) Ben… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Helmi Koski



Helmi Koski, 101, of Iron, died Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Essentia Health in Virginia. Helmi was born August 12, 1914 in Chisholm to Victor and Ida Mannisto. She grew up in Balkan Township and attended school in Chisholm. On August 24, 1932, she w… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Getting older? What are you doing about it?




 Let’s say we’ve been on this earth for five or six decades or more. Something ails us. If we’re lucky and we have health insurance, we go to the doctor. We fill vials with our blood and our urine and have it spun in a lab and analyzed. We lear… Please register for a free account or log in below […]

Core strength and good posture are key to aging gracefully




 VIRGINIA – My go to physical therapy guy is Rick Flatley who works at Iron Range Rehabilitation Center in Virginia. I last spoke to him for a previous Health Edition when we focused on common student athlete injuries. This week I asked h… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Peggy’s chronic pain story: No more opioids




Peggy, of Two Harbors, has battled chronic pain for more than a decade, but now proudly boasts that she is managing her pain without opioid medications. She credits a relationship with her physician and healthcare team as key to using alternatives t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Alternative treatments: The Rx for chronic pain is changing



 DULUTH – Approximately 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. While doctors have traditionally prescribed pain killers like oxycodone for these patients, these opioids have not been proven to be effective in the long-term treatment of … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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