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Cancer road: Reflections on a journey no one wants to take


By Jennifer Osufsen.A road exists. One we hope we never have to trod but have at the very least seen, winding into the distance, between hills. At times we walk this lane alongside a friend or loved one. Some find themselves traveling alone in terrif… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username […]

25 years ago he suffered from a fatal genetic disease

Erik gets a successful, yet experimental, cord blood transplant


Erik and his parents Paul and Kim Haines are pictured here on transplant day (July 29, 1994). On this day, Erik had an experimental cord blood transplant at the University of Minnesota. It was successful. Submitted photos.EDITOR’S NOTE: Paul Haines, … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Gilbert man cares for wife, battles lung cancer

Immunotherapy, radiation, chemotherapy form new chapter


Dave and Sue Tibbetts are pictured here. The couple, who lives in Gilbert, has battled health issues; Sue had a lung transplant in 2014, while Dave was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. Photo courtesy of Farmers Independent.In 1966 Dave Ti… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Cancer sucks!

One disease, so many forms, so many lives


 As I write this, I have tears in my eyes. This week is our Health edition and our focus is on cancer. The reason I am teary is because I am thinking back on all the people who have been a part of my life that have died because of cancer, and al… Please register for a free account or […]

What to do when your cat needs a bath

 According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), indoor cats rarely need baths. That’s because indoor cats use their tongues and teeth to stay relatively clean. While cats can benefit from routine brushing, wh… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Azawakh joins the pack as newest AKC-recognized breed

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, announced today that the Azawakh (pronounced Oz-a-wok) has gained full AKC recognition. This new addition to the AKC registry became eligible to… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Hibbing stylist Tiffany Skalsky faces fight of her life, again

After beating cancer and after losing both parents, another battle


Tiffany Skalsky with her daughters Aysia, 15, and Abryana, 3. The Hibbing resident, who owns and operates Hair Tank by Tiffany, was recently diagnosed with cancer for the second time in three years after undergoing a double mastectomy due to Stage 3 … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

NVS is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year

VFW National Veterans Service: “What we do changes lives”

VFW National Veterans Service employees (l. to r.) Mike Figlioli, Dawn Jirak and Ryan Gallucci stand outside the Department of Veterans Affairs national office in Washington, D.C., in 2018. As NVS director, Gallucci oversees more than 2,000 claims re… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

New materials reinforce guidelines for pain management

Opioid support materials released by MN Dental Association

The Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) has published a new brochure on pain management and the dangers of opioid use. The patient brochure educates on the dangers of opioid use and offers information on opioid alternatives as well as storing and usin… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Mayo Clinic pediatrician receives award

Minnesota’s HPV vaccination champion

Dr. Robert M. Jacobson, professor of pediatrics in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and pediatrician in the Mayo Clinic Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, has received Minnesota’s 2018 HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention Champion Award … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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