Health

Understanding nutrition labels; options for treating chronic pain

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Q: You keep telling us to pay attention to the nutrition labels, but the truth is, they don’t make a lot of sense sometimes. Could you give a tour of how to read it all please? —Casey P., Columbia, Missouri A: Nutrition labels can be confusing, so let’s start at the top. • First, it lets you know how many […]

Range Hybrid Court will celebrate 15th anniversary

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IRON RANGE — The Range Hybrid Court will celebrate the program’s 15th anniversary this October. Five of those years include a unique partnership with Mary Kay Riendeau, Addictions Studies chair at Mesabi Range College. In fall 2016, College Nights, a collaborative effort between Mary Kay and the Range Hybrid Treatment Court, was created. Our participants are invited into her class […]

Essentia Health receives nearly $1 million to expand telehealth care

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REGIONAL — Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, health systems across the country have had to adapt and come up with unique ways to provide health care. Essentia Health was recently awarded nearly $1 million of federal funds to continue providing high-quality care via telehealth. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave $981,204 to Essentia to acquire remote monitoring devices, video charts with […]

Treatment courts support individuals with mental health disorders

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Recognizing the need to support those in our communities living with mental health disorders, we wish to highlight efforts being done for those involved in our criminal justice system. The State’s vision has long been to implement a treatment court in every county and every courthouse to better serve those involved in the criminal justice system and our community. In […]

National Suicide Prevention Week puts spotlight on mental health care

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National Suicide Prevention Week is observed September 5 – 11 this year. Every day, about 130 Americans die by suicide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That’s one person every 11 minutes. Dr. Steven Sutherland, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and the behavioral health division chair at Essentia Health, said it’s something that needs to be […]

Managing stress eating; protein intake important for health

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Q: I can’t seem to stop stress eating— it makes me feel so much better to have that bowl of ice cream. What makes that happen, and how can I stop it? —Arlene R., Pullman, Washington A: There’s a simple explanation for stress eating—but undoing it requires both emotional and physical changes. The body under stress: Chronic stress may be […]

Coping with a new school year; reasons for disrupted sleep patterns

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 Q: I’m worried about the new school year and sending my kids, ages 8 and 6, into a potentially virus-filled environment. I need to de-stress, and I don’t want them to feel that school is a negative. Help! —Marley P., Austin, Texas A: We are in… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. […]

Website helps families find services

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Pregnant and parenting families with children from birth to 8 years of age now have a new tool to connect to services in their local communities that support healthy child development and family well-being. Help Me Connect is a website designed to he… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Understanding gastroparesis; tips on how to lose weight safely

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 Q: My doctor told me I have gastroparesis and it is a result of my diabetes, which I have had for 15 years. What is it and how can I manage it? —Janice J., Lansing, Mich. A: Gastroparesis is a digestive tract disorder that results from nerve d… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

Essentia encourages well-child visits

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As a new school year approaches, Essentia Health is encouraging parents/ guardians to schedule well-child/teen visits, which include the completion of mandatory sports physical forms. These visits are for anyone from birth to age 21 and are recomm… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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