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More and more parents are starting to worry if their children, and themselves, are becoming addicted to their smartphones. Story featuring Dr. Kaz Nelson, Department of Psychiatry.

“It’s a tool that we can use for many of the tumors that previously we were not able to treat,” said Dr. Clark Chen, Department of Neurosurgery.

Elementary school aged kids are being encouraged to pursue a career in medicine more than ever.

Dr. Alan Johns from the Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health on the Medical School, Duluth Campus hosts WDSE-TV's 'Doctors on Call' answering viewers questions about upper extremity, neck and back problems. 

Dr. Mark Schleiss, Department of Pediatrics, calls the spread of influenza "explosive" across the Twin Cities, pointing to a mismatch between the circulating influenza strain and the vaccine.

Supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), teams at 21 sites around the United States are regularly using MRI machines to record the structure and activity young brains.

Featuring Sheila Specker, MD, Department of Psychiatry, featured in story about rising opioid abuse in Minnesota. 

The new treatment, which uses stem cells to produce islets, could be a significant step in the treatment of the disease. 

Dr. Jerrold Vitek is featured in this story about Carl Luepker, who was just 12 years old when he was diagnosed with Dystonia, a degenerative nerve disease.

Regional Duluth Campus Dean, Dr. Paula Termuhlen and Dr. Ruth Westra of the Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health, authors this article on precision medicine in rural Minnesota, and what it looks like today. 

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