Glenn Erickson of Embarrass:

His ALS symptoms were relieved by medical cannabis


A more recent photo of Glenn when he was still able to get out a bit. Photo submitted.EMBARRASS – Teresa Erickson was kind enough to sit down with me just days after she buried her husband of 24 years, Glenn Erickson. Glenn died of ALS (Lou Ge… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Medical cannabis: A miracle for Amelia Weaver and her family




The LeafLine team supported Amelia at the Scn2a Color Dash this summer. Josh and Amelia are in the front row. Photo submitted.HIBBING – When Jean Cole at Hometown Focus asked me to write an update on our daughter Amelia, I thought the timing was pre… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

A Q. and A. with a medical cannabis patient




 Terri (Mestnick) Kashani, a native of Virginia, MN, has had rheumatoid arthritis for 30 years. Now living in Bloomington, MN, Terri graciously agreed to answer my questions about her participation in Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Program,… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Jack’s got a new heart




Jack in his SCFL (Second Chance For Life) hat from the university. Photo by Jean Cole.VIRGINIA – On Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, 2015, at 8 a.m., Donna Luzovich answered the telephone. The voice on the other end of the line said, “We g… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

An overview of the ACA, MNsure and individual health insurance




 November 1 begins the fourth year of the open enrollment period for health insurance via the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As the enrollment period ends on January 31, 2017, now is a good time to get started. Background Beginning around 1980, se… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Lake Vermilion cooks chef it up




 This week’s recipes were provided to us by cooks from the Lake Vermilion, Tower area. The first two were sent to us by Conor Barrett, Food and Beverage Manager at Fortune Bay Resort and Casino in Tower, MN, as prepared by executive chef Kirsti… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Know the ABCs of Safe Sleep

Health officials urge parents to take action during Infant Safe Sleep Week

Parents wouldn’t leave the hospital without a car seat for their newborn, and evidence shows it is just as important to know the ABCs of safe sleep for babies. To promote this message, Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed the week of October 23-29 … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

When poor health prevents you from working…then what?




Exercise daily. Floss your teeth. Count your calories. Get eight hours of sleep per night. We are bombarded daily with helpful tips on how to maintain or improve our health. But what if nothing works? What if your back surgery didn’t alleviate… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Life with MCS: Chemical stew, not fragrances to be enjoyed




They were tucked behind the pictures hanging on the walls. They were pushed deep into the pockets of clothing, even in the little coin pockets of the jeans. They were scented Bounce dryer sheets – and there were a lot of them. The smell could … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Managing diabetes during the holiday season



The holiday season is synonymous with many things, including food. Family gatherings and holiday office parties wouldn’t be the same without great food. Food plays such a significant role during the holiday season that many people are worried … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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