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Range Respite announces Memory Club initiative

VIRGINIA – A new initiative for people with early memory loss and those who care for them has been initiated by the Iron Range area’s Range Respite and the Alzheimer’s Association. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:38 PM

BHN: A special network for improving health in Ely

Behavioral health - including mental health and substance abuse issues - is an integral piece of community health in this region and nationwide. Behavioral health issues are the leading cause of disability in the U.S. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:39 PM

Essentia hospitals work to Identify health needs and improve community health

As the region’s premiere healthcare provider, Essentia is committed to caring for patients who seek services within its walls – and to working outside its walls to improve the overall health and wellness of the communities it serves.  More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:39 PM

High-tech help for high-risk pregnancies

DULUTH – When expectant Northland moms learn of a potential issue with their pregnancy, they are often referred to Dr. Patricia O’Day at Essentia Health. Dr. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:39 PM

Essentia Health-Virginia welcomes hospitalist

VIRGINIA – Dr. Tazeen Al-Haq has joined the hospitalist department at Essentia Health- Virginia in Virginia. As part of the hospitalist team, Dr. Al-Haq will care for patients who are hospitalized due to illness or injury.  More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:39 PM

Outpatient clinics sought to be MN Influenza Incidence Surveillance Providers

The Minnesota Department of Health is looking for outpatient clinics to become Minnesota Influenza Incidence Surveillance Providers (MIISP). Participating providers conduct surveillance for respiratory illness in the outpatient setting. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:39 PM

Sleep better, naturally (it’s important for well-being)

COOK – High quality sleep is critical for hormone regulation, brain function, and a healthy immune system. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:39 PM

Fairview Range Breast Center in Hibbing receives recognition

HIBBING – Fairview Range Breast Center has recently been recognized as a Certified Participant of the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program (NQMBC™). More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:39 PM

Statewide hotline takes reports of vulnerable adult abuse

Starting this summer, Minnesotans will be reminded that they could make the difference in stopping maltreatment of vulnerable adults.  More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:39 PM

Fairview Range plans butterfly release hospice fundraiser

CHISHOLM – Fairview Range Home Care and Hospice will hold their 4th annual butterfly release on Sunday, Aug. 7, at 1 p.m. at the Minnesota Discovery Center Pavilion in Chisholm. The public is welcome to attend the butterfly release.  More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:39 PM

Welcome to HTF’s Health Edition!

Dear Readers,   I hope you enjoy this week’s Health Edition. Our focus is on stress. What it is, how it affects us, and what we can do about it.  More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

Laughter is really good for your heart

Laughter, along with an active sense of humor, may help protect you against a heart attack, according to a recent study by cardiologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

The different types of stress

There are different types of stress — acute stress, episodic acute stress, and chronic stress — each with its own characteristics, symptoms, duration and treatment approaches. Let’s look at each one.  Acute stress   More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

Stress and chronic pain

Having a painful condition is stressful. Unfortunately, stress can contribute to a range of health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, depression and anxiety. More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

Get a good night’s sleep

Like eating well and being physically active, getting a good night’s sleep is vital to your well-being. Are you not sleeping well because you’re stressed? Or are you stressed because you’re not sleeping well? More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

Biofeedback for stress, the sneaky culprit

The American Medical Association has noted that 80% of all disease and illness is caused by stress. More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

Meditation for powerful energy

Meditation is different from prayer. In meditation, we listen, and merge into the divine. In prayer, we communicate with the divine. Meditation brings inspiration and understanding that changes our desires, actions and reactions. More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

Alec, awesome, autistic

One thing the story on Macey Collins did not touch on was her big brother Alec. Since April is not only Limb Loss Awareness Month but also Autism Awareness Month, it is a perfect time to tell Alec’s story as well.  More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

Dance in Embarrass to raise funds for ALS

EMBARRASS – Timber Hall in Embarrass will be the venue for an ALS fundraiser dance to be held on Saturday, April 30. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the dance taking place from 7 – 11:30 p.m. More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

Lower-back pain meets mindful meditation; how to handle a food intolerance

Q: I hear that meditation can cure my chronic lower-back pain. Is that true? -- Linda P., Easton, Pennsylvania   More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

Breast cancer survivor finds care close to home

HIBBING – Cancer wasn’t on Elisabeth “Lis” Feiro’s mind, even when she found an odd lump under her arm. “It felt like two marbles,” the Hibbing woman recalls.  More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

Does natural progesterone aid in the effective treatment of breast cancer?

VIRGINIA – Spring was on time in the Metsa Memorial Garden in the year 2000. More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

Memorial Blood Centers screens blood supply for infectious tick-borne illness

Warmer weather is fast approaching and with the increase in temperatures comes a new tick season. Memorial Blood Centers is taking extra precautions to help keep a tick-borne illness from compromising the safety of the blood supply. More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

City of Gilbert commends lifesaving efforts

GILBERT – I would like to take a few minutes to recognize the following Gilbert employees and volunteers for their heroic and dedicated work on two incidents. More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:54 PM

Project Care Free Clinic, 2015 by the numbers

IRON RANGE – Project Care Free Clinic recently shared 2015 patient statistics and related information. “You will see a decrease in patient numbers, said Carrie Estey-Dix, executive director of Project Care Free Clinic. More...

Posted 1/29/2016 12:00 AM

Project Care offers programs that support education and prevention

HIBBING/VIRGINIA/GRAND RAPIDS – Project Care with clinics in Hibbing, Virginia and Grand Rapids, is dedicated to offering programs that promote living a healthy life while being a productive citizen in our communities. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:39 PM

Mind your magnesium for good health: Are you getting enough?

Magnesium is important for our health, yet more than half of Americans don’t get enough in their diets.  The mineral is involved in more than 300 functions in our bodies. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:39 PM

Essentia Health-Virginia team saves mother’s life after rare childbirth complications

VIRGINIA - Danielle Pavelich nearly lost her life while bringing a new life into the world.  The Eveleth mother recently suffered two rare and unpredictable complications while giving birth at Essentia Health-Virginia.  More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:39 PM

Agencies work to improve community health with Healthy Living as You Age initiative

Minnesota’s Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) are leading a transformative effort to improve community health. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:39 PM

Healthy Living as You Age classes

A Matter of Balance   More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:39 PM

Blue light: How it affects the eyes and how to protect your eyes

VIRGINIA – What is blue light? Blue light is the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is seen by the human eye. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:39 PM

Frank Catani applauds healthcare team effort at Fairview Range

HIBBING – Frank Catani of Hibbing knows a thing or two about teamwork.  The retired Hibbing Community College hockey coach led the Cardinals to eight conference championships, six state championships, and two national titles.  More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:39 PM

Fairview’s annual Patient Crisis Fund golf event

HIBBING – Fairview Range Medical Center is holding the 3rd annual charity golf event in aid of the Patient Crisis Fund on Friday, September 16, 2016 at Eshquaguma Country Club in Gilbert.  More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:39 PM

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) The goal of NIAM is to increase awareness about immunizations across the lifespan, from infants to the elderly. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:39 PM

Fairview to offer tobacco cessation classes

HIBBING – Fairview Range will be offering the American Cancer Society’s Freshstart tobacco cessation support classes starting September 12, 2016 for anyone who wishes to quit using tobacco.  More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:39 PM

Laughter is the best medicine

So, it’s deadline day. I have a lot of writing and editing to do and many pages to lay out and proof. I’m cutting it close. I’m writing about stress.  More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

Laughter helps keep blood vessels healthy

Using laughter-provoking movies to gauge the effect of emotions on cardiovascular health, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have shown for the first time that laughter is linked to healthy function of blood ves More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

The effects of stress on your body

Stress has an immediate effect on your body. In the short term, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, but chronic stress puts your health at risk.  More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

Spring clean your recipes with healthy food substitutions

Editor’s note: While this article was written with cancer patients in mind, its recommendations apply to all individuals and may reduce the risk of certain cancers. Eating well is one tool in the stress-busting toolbox! – Jean Cole   More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

Natural ways to alleviate anxiety

No one is immune to anxiety, which can be triggered by a number of factors. More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

Kundalini Yoga: Focusing on stress relief

TOWER – I have been a participant in Linda Rodorigo’s Kundalini Yoga classes at the Tower Civic Center, usually in the fall of the year. More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

Little Miss Macey, ambassador on the billboard

The girl's got moxie. More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

Six natural solutions to address PMS causes

COOK – For many women, anxiety and stress go hand-in-hand with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Other common signs and symptoms include bloating, mood swings, breast tenderness, skin problems, back pain, cramps, headaches, and fatigue. More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

The Side Lake Summer Fitness Challenge kicks off on May 28

SIDE LAKE – What does “fitness” mean to you? What about “community”? How does an opportunity to combine community and fitness together sound to you? More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

A year of new beginnings

HIBBING – At age 35, I gave birth to my second son. I was overweight at this point – I have no delusion about that. After his birth I started to gain weight, a lot of weight. I was tired and would take uncontrollable naps after meals. More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

Five of the most common ocular diseases Knowing when something is wrong is part of taking care of your eyes

VIRGINIA – Our eyesight is something that we take for granted on most days from getting up in the morning and reading our alarm clock to driving our vehicles out for lunch to reading our children a bedtime story. More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

Tips for avoiding the stressors of caregiving

VIRGINIA – It’s not commonly known that the stressors experienced from caring for a family member can lead to caregiver vulnerability from a range of physical and emotional problems. More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

Memorial Blood Centers blood drives in May

IRON RANGE – Memorial Blood Centers invites all eligible blood donors to roll up their sleeve and give blood. Every two seconds someone needs blood – from heart transplant and cancer patients to accident victims. More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

$48M saved on health insurance premiums

MNsure announced Minnesotans enrolled in qualified health plans through the state marketplace saved an estimated $48,306,315 in health insurance premiums in 2015. More...

Posted 1/29/2016 01:01 AM

For senior adults, exercise really is a big deal

You don’t have to imitate a weight lifter or even a clinical exercise physiologist, both of which sound a bit pretentious. Especially if all you’re interested in is a solid exercise program. More...

Posted 1/29/2016 12:33 AM

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