Bean dips can be a great, healthy




 It is fall and football season. Gathering to attend a game or watch one on television is part of life in the Northland. Food and football usually bring out pizza, potlucks and snacks. It’s hard to keep healthy eating on track during fall… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

Use Thanksgiving to talk about more than just turkey



Thanksgiving is more than just turkey and pumpkin pie. It’s a time for many people to get together with their dearest family and friends. Essentia Health reminds you that this is also a perfect time to discuss advance care planning, the kind o… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Healthy for Life

Moving on a wing with prayers and paper clips from heaven


 Hi everyone! It’s good to be back writing after a month-long hiatus while dealing with some health issues and moving out of our family home of almost 40 years. I knew the move was inevitable, but I’m unsure of what words can possib… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 365

Is lefse really worth all the hard work?


 Greetings and Sallytations! ‘Tis the holiday season. It’s all about foods, and especially on the Iron Range, it’s about ethnic foods. The food that I just don’t understand, value, or appreciate is… lefse. Okay, all the Norwegians will be co… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

What to do when you don’t feel like making healthy choices




 It’s easy to feel motivated to exercise and eat well at certain times of the year, such as two weeks before a beach vacation or a milestone birthday. But how do you stay committed to a healthy routine on those short, overcast winter days… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Contrast therapy for aches and sprains; are gun laws a public health or Second Amendment issue?



 Q: I sprained my ankle and put an ice pack on it right away. Then my massage therapist said to put heat on it later so it wouldn’t get stiff. I thought that would just inflame it. Which is it, heat or ice, that helps a sprain heal? — Lester B… Please register for a free account or log in […]

Coach Tom’s Corner

Advanced autoregulation: Reps in reserve


 In the context of physical training, autoregulation can be summed up as to how you feel. Prior to commencing, and while engaging in physical activity, you subjectively evaluate your ongoing physical state. Do you feel strong? Perhaps you can w… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

New grocery bus improving access to healthy foods for Aurora residents



AURORA – The closure of Aurora’s only grocery store in 2016 resulted in limited healthy food options locally. Brian Bluhm, from the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) explains, “For many people, one of the biggest barrier… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Pancake feed fundraiser Nov. 24 to benefit AEOA homeless shelters



MT. IRON – AEOA homeless shelters will be holding a pancake feed fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 24, from 5 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Mt. Iron Community Center in Mt. Iron. Money raised will be used directly for funding homeless shelters in Virgin… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Antibiotics Awareness Week: Help fight antibiotic resistance



STATEWIDE – Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health threats of the 21st century—in Minnesota and across the globe. Every year, approximately 2 million Americans develop an antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection and at… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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