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$30,000 donation to help programming and more

By Staff | November 16, 2018

CHISHOLM – Essentia Health presented a donation of $30,000 to support United Way of Northeastern Minnesota. Of this donation, $25,000 was contributed to support the ongoing efforts of the organization—including funding for local nonprofit agencies—as well as UWNEMN’s direct service programming. The remaining $5,000 was contributed to support UWNEMN’s Building Renovation Capital Campaign. Essentia Health will be recognized on the […]

Occupational therapy, PT, ST, cardiac rehab, pulmonary rehab and more

By Staff | November 16, 2018

HIBBING – Contrary to popular belief, occupational therapy doesn’t mean helping people find jobs. Occupational therapy uses specialized techniques to help patients improve their function, strength, dexterity and movement—helping people find value and fulfillment in work, education, rest, play, or any other activity of daily living. This ranges from helping patients to gain or regain independence with fine motor skills, […]

Celebrating Thanksgiving community-style

By Staff | November 16, 2018

HIBBING – How can you not love a creamy river of hot savory delicious gravy flowing into a crater of fluffy white mashed potatoes alongside of a healthy portion of steaming, juicy freshbaked turkey flanked by a mountain of yummy succulent bread stuffing beside a hill of sweet potatoes, garnished by cranberries, corn, pickles, olives and buns—and scrumptious pumpkin pie […]

Programs help determine whether senior citizens should still be driving

By Staff | November 16, 2018

One of the hardest things adult children of aging parents face is asking them to hand over their car keys. Chronic medical conditions, failing eyesight, medications and declining cognitive processing speed can all contribute to compromising the aging driver’s safety behind the wheel. How to broach the topic of taking away what is practically the American right to freedom through […]

Spreading the word on the critical need for organ, eye and tissue donors

By Staff | November 16, 2018

HIBBING – Fairview Range Medical Center was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The campaign has added more than 443,000 donor enrollments to state registries nationwide. Fairview Range Medical Center […]

WHEELS

By Staff | November 16, 2018

Autos Toyota 1997 Toyota T100: Extended Cab, 4×4, manual transmission, 105, miles, new tires, new starter, new brake lines, new fuel pump, $2,500. OBO 218-749-5537 1992 Chevy 1500; V8; 4×4; ext.cab; 93K mi. $1500 OBO. 507- 261-1172 (Ely) Autos FORD 2016 Ford Focus: 24K mi., ex. cond., bumper to bumper warranty Sept. 30, 2019, $13,500 OBO. 218-421-7447*** 2002 Ford Mustang: […]

Praising my students works wonders

By Staff | November 16, 2018

AURORA – Bobby Jo Mineheine praises her students for the big and little achievements they accomplish in school. As a speech-language pathologist for the Mesabi East School District in Aurora, Bobby works with about 50 students, kindergarten through grade 12, with varied communication disorders “Praise works wonders to motivate students to continue to work at overcoming their communication disorder,” Bobby […]

Medicare open enrollment period gives seniors chance to save money

By Staff | November 16, 2018

AARP is encouraging all seniors to review their Medicare health and prescription coverage during this year’s Medicare open enrollment period—Oct. 15 through Dec. 7—and compare plans to see if there is a plan that better suits their health needs for 2019. Some people may be able to reduce their prescription drug costs substantially by switching to a different Part D […]

Living with chronic pain: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

By Staff | November 16, 2018

I have often remarked that our family could start an orthopedic device resale shop. It is said tongue-in-cheek, but really, we could. Crutches, braces, Kinesio tape, a pediatric walker, stretchy therapy bands in various strengths. You name it, and we probably have it. Our medicine cabinet overfloweth. It’s not as full as it once was, which is a blessing. I […]

Helping injured or abandoned animals

By Staff | November 16, 2018

The animal kingdom includes wild animals and domesticated pets. Human compassion often does not distinguish between “wild” and “domestic” if an animal is hurt, lost or in need. It’s human nature to want to help an animal that is suffering, whether the animal lives in its natural environment or inside a home as a companion. How to approach an animal […]