Despite advances in early detection, more than 90% of esophageal cancer cases in the United States are diagnosed late. Due to the invasive and expensive nature of procedures, only 10% of patients who are eligible for endoscopy take advantage of screening opportunities. Dr. Prasad Iyer and his team at Mayo Clinic have developed a novel, non-surgical method–sponge on a string–which can diagnose Barrett’s esophagus and dysplasia with perfect accuracy. To learn more, visit https://mayocl.in/2Nz8cIz

This Thursday is National Depression Screening Day. If you are feeling anxious, alone, stressed or overwhelmed, there are several sites in Wabasha where you can receive a free, confidential in…