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Perham Health to host first Men’s Night: Former Buffalo Bills player to be featured speaker

Phil Hansen, a former defensive end for the Buffalo Bills, will be the featured speaker at Men’s Night in Perham on April 1. Submitted photo

Perham Health will host its first Men’s Night on Tuesday, April 1 from 5-7:30 p.m. at The Cactus in Perham.

The event is free and will feature experts on a variety of health topics specific to men. All area men are encouraged to attend.

Screenings for cholesterol will be offered, along with blood pressure checks and body composition analysis from 5-6 p.m.

Perham Health professionals will provide information on a host of topics, such as heart attack and stroke awareness and prevention, acupuncture, CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy, and My Chart – an electronic connection to medical records.

Relax with a chair massage offered by Perham Health massage therapists, and enjoy a light meal.

Dr. Nick Esala, Perham Health Family Medicine/ Sports Medicine, will speak at 6 p.m. about the everyday competitor in all of us. Whether it’s a pick-up game of basketball, preparing for the golf season or training for a marathon, Esala will provide tips on how to avoid injury.

The evening will culminate with guest speaker, Phil Hansen, a North Dakota native and North Dakota State University All-American, who helped bring home three national football championships for the Bison. Drafted in the second round in 1991, Hansen went on to play 11 seasons with the Buffalo Bills as a defensive end.

Hansen ranks second in the Bill’s All-Time Sack Leaders stats, with 61.5 sacks, and served as a captain for five years. He started 148 out of 156 regular games and played in three Super Bowls.

The values that guide Hansen’s life provide the themes for his presentation – sportsmanship, fitness, concern for others, hard work, and positive attitude. He will speak from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Men’s Night is sponsored by the Perham Health Foundation and Sanford Health. For more information or to register, call 347-1640 or email