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Coach Tom’s Corner

Slow and steady wins out in fitness


The benefits of relative fitness have been known for as long as humans have been roaming the Earth. I say relative as, if a sabre-tooth tiger is chasing you and me, I only need to be faster than you to survive the potentially fatal encounter. As we say, survival of the fittest. With the establishment of tribes, settlements and such, […]

Why helmets are so important for kids; methods to prevent tick-borne diseases

Q: My son has a helmet for biking and skateboarding, but he says his friends call him a wimp for wearing it. So he leaves the house with his helmet, but I’ve seen him (well, spied on him) at the skateboard park and he’s not wearing it. What can I do? — Katie B., Lansing, Michigan A: Don’t tell him […]

St. Louis County announces new suicide prevention efforts

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — The number of people who have died by suicide in Minnesota has increased by 40 percent in the last 20 years, and the rate in St. Louis County is more than one-and-a-half times that of in the Twin Cities metro area. In rural areas, such as northern St. Louis County, people needing mental and substance abuse […]

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AEOA: 54 years of helping families in Cook, Lake and St. Louis counties

VIRGINIA — 2019 marks the 55th year since the Community Action Network was established to help American families and communities overcome obstacles to poverty. Over 1,000 agencies across the country are working every day to create opportunities and t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

COACH TOM’S CORNER

Avoid the lure of quick fixes to health


 Two years of writing Coach Tom’s Corner. Fifty-two essays (give or take) on a consistent theme of incremental improvement in our individual health and fitness. I appreciate you taking the time to read my column and hope it has been worth your t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Cancer patients and alternative therapies; Type 1 diabetes is misdiagnosed as Type 2

 Q: I’m undergoing radiation treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and things are going pretty well. But when I told my oncologist that I was taking supplements to get my strength back, he was upset with me for not telling him sooner. It all seems… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Can a stressful event trigger a heart attack? Tea pros and cons—herbal tea and true tea

 Q: I was divorced about six months ago (not amicably) and since then I intermittently feel a heaviness and pressure in my chest. So, is this all in my head or is this something I should have my doc look into? — Gary S., Hoboken, New Jersey A:… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

COACH TOM’S CORNER

Derailed? Quickly get back on track


 My last column discussed adhering to your chosen program when confronted with the inevitable discomfort. It takes time to form new habits and regular physical training and/or highly selective dietary plans (read: restrictive) do not initially l… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

High compliance with safety standards achieved

New MHD report helps mark Safe Drinking Water Week

Gov. Tim Walz proclaimed May 5-11 Safe Drinking Water Week in Minnesota. The proclamation stresses the importance of source water protection efforts around the state.A new report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) shows Minnesota’s state a… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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