Health

Teachers learn safe biking and walking curriculum

Local educators participate in training with help of BikeMN

GRAND RAPIDS — Educators in the Grand Rapids area will soon be bringing new lesson plans focused on safe walking and bicycling into their classrooms with the help of the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN) and their Walk! Bike! Fun! curriculum. Area educators are participating in curriculum training on extensive lesson plans with BikeMN on October 30, at Zion Lutheran […]

New Cancer Caregiver Support Group is offered at Fairview Range

HIBBING — Fairview Range is offering a new Cancer Caregiver Support Group, which is open to individuals caring for those with cancer. The group will be held the fourth Tuesday of every month, beginning October 22, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Hull Rust conference room located on the 1st floor of Fairview Range Medical Center, 750 E. 34th […]

St. Louis County Public Health earns Breastfeeding Friendly Award

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — For the second consecutive year, St Louis County Public Health has received a Breastfeeding Friendly Award from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) in recognition of its work to improve the health of mothers and their babies. This year, St. Louis County earned a higher-level award, improving from bronze to silver status. The designation acknowledges a […]

Coach Tom’s Corner

The word “diet” is a noun, not a verb


At some point before my time, the word “diet” was transformed from a noun meaning what, how and when nutrition was consumed (by any critter) into a verb describing deliberate restriction of nutritional intake. We went from “The diet of a duck-billed platypus consists of invertebrates” to “We diet to lose weight.” We are now constantly assailed by the multibillion […]

UWNEMN observes Hunger Action Month

Volunteers pack 7,000-plus Buddy Backpacks in September

In September, 211 volunteers packed 7,040 weekend meal kits for local children through the UWNEMN Buddy Backpack program. September is Hunger Action Month.CHISHOLM – Over the course of September’s Hunger Action Month, volunteers from across the regio… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Annual open enrollment period begins Nov. 1

Commerce department releases 2020 health insurance rates

Minnesota’s individual and small group health insurance market rates for 2020 reflect stabilized markets, according to information released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Commerce in advance of the open enrollment period beginning Nov. 1. “Ra… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

COACH TOM’S CORNER

Heads-up to seasonal eating changes


 The days are noticeably shorter, the weather has been cooler and damp, and the leaves are dropping at an accelerating rate. In other words, winter is coming. Seasonal effects can alter our metabolic processes. With that in mind, it can be benef… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Side effects of blood pressure meds; exposure risks from CT scans

 Q: I started taking blood pressure medication two months ago. My BP is down, but I hate the way it makes me feel. I’m tired all the time, and frankly the zip has gone out of my zipper. Is there a way to keep taking this medicine and regain my z… Please register for a free account or log in […]

Treating onychomycosis (nail fungus)



 Nail fungus is a very common ailment. Fungi prefer to live in dark, warm, moist environments. Under your toenail, inside your socks and shoes is a great home for fungus to thrive. There is a risk of fungus under your nails causing a skin fungal… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Coach Tom’s Corner

Be physically prepared for the season


 The changing of the seasons reminds me that winter is on the way. There has been a lot of chatter that this year will be a particularly hard winter. I’m not sure how you define that in a climate as severe as ours usually is. Even the mildest wi… Please register for a free account or log in below to […]


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