April 28, 2017 RSS feed / Health Features

Y’s Day Camp looks forward to “Best Summer Ever”

Twelve weeks of themes set; program starts in June at Merritt Elementary

MOUNTAIN IRON – The Mesabi Family YMCA’s Summer Day Camp 2017 is sure to be the “Best Summer Ever”! More...

Getting your kids involved in the kitchen

Teaching meal prep has short- and long-term benefits

LAKELAND – Growing up we didn't have elaborate meals, but I remember conversations together or working on manners, setting or clearing the table, and feeling a sense of togetherness. More...

Helping children and families be healthier through home visits

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – Public health nurses have been visiting clients in their homes for as long as our profession has existed. More...

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, May 4 Recognizing and treating children’s complex mental health needs

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – Childhood is a time of tremendous growth and development, not just physically, but also mentally. More...

Local fundraiser to support pediatric healthcare in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS – Burggraf’s Ace Hardware of Grand Rapids, in partnership with Grand Itasca Foundation, is hosting the 4th Annual Caring Fore Kids Charity Classic set for Thursday, June 1, at Pokegama Golf Course in Grand Rapids. More...

Students create posters for National Poison Prevention Week

Ely-Bloomenson hospital teaches students about poisons

ELY – Students in kindergarten through 8th grade were invited to Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital (EBCH) on Thursday, April 6, to learn a little bit about poisons and create a poster that will be submitted to the National Poison Prevention Cou More...

Take it to the Box program allows for safe disposal of unused prescription medicine

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, April 29—a day intended to promote the safe disposal of unused prescription drugs while raising awareness of the potential for misuse and abuse when medicat ons are left sitting in medi More...

Excess sugar in our diets can lead to diabetes and damage to our eyes

VIRGINIA – Sugar has become a prominent feature in our homes and grocery stores. Sugar is simply a carbohydrate that is used as a sweetener in everything from condiments to beverages to cakes and cookies. More...

Fairview Range, Grand Itasca bring heart care close to home

HIBBING/GRAND RAPIDS – Fairview Range and Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital announce the expansion of cardiology (heart care) services in both Hibbing and Grand Rapids.  More...

MDH urging parents, doctors to help protect children during measles outbreak

With 20 cases of measles now confirmed among Somali Minnesotan children in Hennepin County, health officials are asking parents and health care providers to watch for potential cases and help make sure as many Minnesota children as possible are prote More...

Healthier popsicles for sore throats

COOK – Springtime allergens and hectic schedules can predispose both children and adults to sore throats. More...

Fairview Range welcomes pediatrician to Hibbing clinic

HIBBING – Fairview Range welcomes board certified pediatrician Lisa Buenger, M.D. to its medical staff at Fairview Mesaba Clinics-Hibbing. She brings experience and compassion as a pediatrician for 16 years in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Dr. More...

Obituaries

BillyJoe Moberg - 2017-04-28
Mary Ann Lund - 2017-04-28
Patrick Daniel Berg - 2017-04-28
Emma Jean Dunbar - 2017-04-28
Joe Lee Korva - 2017-04-21
Leona Mae Wilson - 2017-04-21
Allan Richard Olsen - 2017-04-21
David Francis Milos - 2017-04-21
Mariann W. Wood - 2017-04-21
Marilyn J. Lilya - 2017-04-21
Marvel Louise Klimek - 2017-04-14

Pets

Pet care costs, quirky pet facts and names

I find that I have become a regular at the Northland Animal Hospital in Virginia. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Let kids help in the garden!

Who wouldn’t love young garden helpers to help plant, water and harvest the most nutritious food imaginable? Getting those little ones to help in the garden will create a lifetime love of nutritious food and natural sciences. More...

SpaceLIFT

Decorator Secret:  Using your space  How To:   When it’s time to redecorate it’s tempting to reach straight for a paint can or head to the sales, but to get the scheme right and avoid expensive mistakes it’s crucial t More...

Healthy for Life

Healthy for Life

Finding the key of happiness for our children through communication

Hello to all! Just when the bugs were beginning to become active and enjoy the spring we were struck with snow. However, there is nothing like a little snow in the spring to reawaken the senses. More...

Massage for Your Health

What does massage mean to you?

While massage means something different to each person, for many it means relief from aching, knotted muscles. As young children, running and playing, we were invincible. More...

Business

Range Center in Chisholm announces new program supervisors

CHISHOLM – Range Center, Inc. in Chisholm announced that Vincent Muccio has been selected as the new residential program supervisor of the Tamarack and Bradford programs in Chisholm.  More...

State gains 5,300 jobs in March; unemployment rate drops to 3.8 percent

Minnesota employers added 5,300 jobs in March, according to seasonally adjusted figures announced by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). More...

Bovey-Coleraine area residents complete Blandin leadership retreat

GRAND RAPIDS – Twentythree residents of the Bovey- Coleraine area returned April 7, from a five-day leadership retreat, the first segment of an intense eight-day training provided by the Blandin Community Leadership Program (BCLP). More...

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

I’ve spent a lot of time in introspection since reaching the four-decade milestone. When I’m driving, I rarely have the radio on. I’m typically lost in my thoughts. More...

Guest Columnists

The Long Line

Ten reasons to try kayaking: Sunsets, sunrises, and more

Spring is here and summer is on the way! At least I thought so. As I am writing this there is snow falling out my living room window. Only in Minnesota. It is almost May. More...

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) You now have information that can influence that decision you planned to make. But the clever Cat will consult a trusted friend or family member before making a major move.   More...

Severely autistic and nonverbal: Not the whole story

“He’s almost always happy … that makes him extremely remarkable”

MAKINEN – It was 1997 when my beautiful son Elias was born. He was nine pounds of perfection with chubby cheeks and a full head of jet-black hair. He was always such a happy baby. He loved to cuddle and was hitting every milestone. More...

Keeping kids active when school lets out for the summer

Mesabi Family YMCA’s free Healthy Kids Day is this Saturday

MOUNTAIN IRON – Summer is just around the corner and with it children’s break from the routine — mornings spent sleeping in, afternoons spent watching television or playing video games in the cool air conditioning and evenings enjoy More...

Get ready for summer with YMCA Swim Programs

Focus on fun, physical activity and safety create a lifelong love of swimming

MOUNTAIN IRON – As the season turns from winter to spring, the Mesabi Family YMCA encourages children and parents to explore the many benefits of swimming, while also keeping safety top of mind. More...

It’s National Infant Immunization Week Immunization programs protect infants, promote healthy communities

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Healthy eating can help kids lose weight and create good habits

VIRGINIA – Helping a child or teen reach a healthy weight often means helping a family eat better.  More...

MyPlate Initiative makes healthy eating easy

GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Itasca launched the MyPlate Initiative in the clinic in 2013. This program ensures that all children receive a portioned meal plate at their two- or three-year-old well child visit. More...

ImPACT: The best approach to concussion management

COOK – Concussion is a common injury, but is often difficult to diagnose and treat. Concussions can occur in any sport or physical activity. More...

Kids can get free produce with new PoP program

VIRGINIA – The Virginia Market Square Farmers Market is introducing a new free kids program this summer: Power of Produce Club (PoP Club). More...

There is a game changer in healthcare

Spring is here! We welcome this time of the year, especially for the warmth of the sunlight that is getting longer each day. More...

Memorial Blood Centers asks you to be a #1 fan to patients in need

IRON RANGE – Memorial Blood Centers is teaming up with the Minnesota Twins to give blood donors a chance to win premium baseball tickets. More...

Head Start is growing healthy!

Head Start knows that healthy nutrition is an important part of early childhood development! Developing healthy nutrition habits for life starts at birth. More...

Reach Out & Read gives books to young patients

GRAND RAPIDS – Reach Out & Read is funded by Grand Itasca Volunteer Services (GIVS) with income generated through sales at the Coffee Bar and Gift Shop, along with money from various fundraising events, tips and donations, membership dues, More...

Minnesota awarded $5.4 million federal grant to combat opioid addiction

Minnesota has been awarded $5.4 million in federal grants to combat opioid addiction in the state. The Opioid State Targeted Response Grant, awarded by the U.S. More...

Features

Essay winners write about what freedom means to them

COOK – Jake Panichi and Helen Koch were deemed winners in a recent essay contest sponsored by the VFW Auxiliary. The challenge put forth by the auxiliary was for youngsters to describe what freedom means to them.  More...

What freedom means to me

The dictionary’s definition of freedom is the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.  More...

Remembering our veterans

The United States of America is a free country, but only the veterans can take the credit. We have freedom because of our veterans, but we don’t thank them enough for what they did! More...

Range History

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY

One hundred years and counting The story of Marquette Catholic School

VIRGINIA – If you aren’t yet familiar with Marquette Catholic School (MCS), we have been reaching and teaching the children of our area, in continuous operation, for one hundred years. More...

Health

The junk food sabotage on kids

VIRGINIA – Teaching kids about nutrition is more common now than it was when I was a kid. People are more concerned about childhood obesity and food-related health problems these days. More...

How the brain adapts and remaps; obesity needs to be treated as a disease

Q: We've all been told that when people lose one of their five senses -- say, eyesight -- the brain compensates by sharpening the other senses. Is there any science to that, or is it just wishful thinking? -- Dorothy S., Hartville, Ohio   More...

Hometown Recipes

Easy bake breads for all occasions

The following recipes are from a favorite book of mine, The General Federation of Women’s Club (GFWC) Centennial Cookbook that I have used in the past to pass on recipes to our readers. More...

Focus On Veterans

Vietnam War pilot embarks on solo canoe trip down Mississippi

WINONA, MN – Gold Star families who lost relatives in the Vietnam War, have often felt like the forgotten casualties of war; the stigma and controversy surrounding the war have prevented many of these families from even talking about it. More...

Minnesota Veteran Affairs commissioner honored with prestigious award

NEW YORK – Today, the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO), announced the recipients of the 2017 Ellis Island Medals of Honor.  More...

Marine vet with one leg completes Boston Marathon carrying American flag

BOSTON – Retired Texas Marine Staff Sgt. Jose Sanchez lost the lower half of his left leg after he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan in 2011. More...

Sallyworld

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 338

What do fried onions and fashionistas have in common?

Greetings and Sallytations!   More...

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