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Treating an enlarged prostate; tips to sleep better and feel rested

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 Q: I’ve been diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia—but the doctor says there’s no need to do much about it now. Exactly what is it, and how worried should I be? —Gary F., Bozeman, Montana A: An enlarged prostate—officially called benign … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

COVID vaccines encouraged for youth ages 5–11

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY — With extensive reviews complete and final authorizations given for children ages 5-11 to receive the Pfizer vaccine as protection against COVID-19, St. Louis County Public Health is encouraging parents and guardians to check their … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Ways to deal with hair loss; treatments to help with prediabetes

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 Q: Suddenly, my hair seems to be thinning— I’m only 40. What could cause it to happen? —Connie R., Birmingham, Alabama A: There may be several reasons you’re experiencing hair loss. Stress can do it—either from what is called telogen effluvium… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

A woman’s genetic mutation provides a way to help others

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Kelsey Knutson (left) has a genetic mutation that increases her risk of developing breast cancer. After she tested positive for the mutation, she said, “It really opened my eyes and helped me take control of my health care.” She is pictured with her … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Losing weight to fight diabetes; lower salt intake beneficial for health

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 Q: I’ve been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. What’s more important, losing weight (I’m 40 pounds overweight) or getting my blood sugar level down to normal? —Chaz R., Fort Worth, Texas A: Great question and one that researchers have been focus… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Lowering LDL cholesterol; tips on eating healthy fast foods

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 Q: My LDL cholesterol level is 150. I want to get it down without going on medication if I can. Are there foods that will help me lower it? —Greg R., Dallas, Texas A: Talk to your doc about using lifestyle first to bring your lousy LDL cholest… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

Mayo Clinic expert offers guidance for women with dense breast tissue

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An article published in the October issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings offers recommendations for clinicians and patients regarding supplemental screening for women with dense breast tissue. Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

How I accepted my mental illness

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I had my first manic episode at 19 while in college. What followed was 20 years of self-medicating with alcohol, as drinking seemed to serve my bipolar disorder in a way. If depressed, drinking would temporarily lift me up, and if manic, drinking wou… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Tips on weight-loss; benefits and differences of olive oil

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 Q: I am trying to lose 35 pounds and it is going so, so slowly—about a pound a week. Any shortcuts that will get me to my goal more quickly? —Nonnie W., Philadelphia A: Bravo for working to reclaim your health. Losing a pound or two a week is … Please register for a free account or log in below […]

New COVID-19 testing options offered on the Iron Range

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IRON RANGE — The return of students to in-person learning, combined with the rising number of new COVID-19 cases, has greatly increased the demand for COVID-19 testing. St. Louis County Public Health is working with the Minnesota Department of Health… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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