Health

Being active at any size



If you are a large person, you may face some special challenges when it comes to being active. You may feel self-conscious, you may not be able to bend or move like everyone else and it may be hard to find clothes or equipment for exercising. Facing… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Trans Fats

The Dietary Department at the Virginia Regional Medical Center shares information about trans fatty acids and the dangers they pose to heart health.

What are trans fatty acids? rans fatty acids (or trans fats) are formed when liquid vegetable oils are made solid through the process of partial hydrogenation, which is the simple addition of hydrogen. Because trans fat is more solid than oil, it is… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Occupational therapy helps individuals live life to the fullest

True Care Therapy to hold open house

Occupational therapy enables people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability. It is a practice deeply rooted in science and is evidence-based, … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

SPRING GARDENING

CREATES RISK FOR INJURIES

his year’s early snow melt has me   thinking of all the green things that grow in my garden. Anticipating the smell of fresh turned dirt, I sift through seed catalogs picking my favorites. Digging, hoeing, dividing plants, and making… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Overcoming barriers to weight loss



The tendency to gain weight can differ from one person to another due to pre-existing factors including genetic makeup, environment, cultural background and some medical conditions. In most cases it is possible to overcome these barriers and success… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Does my child need stitches?

SMDC doctors answer questions

Physicians in the St. Mary’s/Duluth Clinic health care system occasionally answer questions from the public via their website. Here is a sampling of some recent questions, reprinted with permission from SMDC. I’m 3 months pregnant and… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Range Respite raises funds to help family caregivers



Range Respite, a small non-profit agency that assists Family Caregivers, recently completed its annual Poinsettia Fundraiser, selling 555 poinsettias to local businesses and individuals. Nearly $4,000 was raised to fund services provided to Iron Ra… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Spectrum announces Carefree Living of Cook open house



Spectrum Health Company will have an Open House of their new 34-bed Carefree Living building in Cook from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 8 at 151 4th Street SE, in Cook. The assisted living and memory care facility will employ 20-25. Spectr… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Eating together good for kids



Surveys show families believe it’s very important to eat together. However, between work schedules and kids’ activities, getting everyone to the table and serving a nutritious meal takes planning. In families that eat together, both the… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Child and teen checkups



Child and teen checkups (C&TC) are preventive health care benefits for children ages birth through 20 who have Minnesota Care or Medical Assistance that provides preventive health visits with the child’s doctor or primary clinic. Help with fi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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