Health

Carpal TUnnel Q. and A. with VRMC’s Dr. Kevin Cowens



Wondering if your hand and wrist pain is caused by carpal tunnel syndrome? Dr. Kevin Cowens, a neurologist at the Virginia Regional Medical Center, shares some information about this common ailment. What is the carpal tunnel? The carpal tunnel … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

The low-down on Cholesterol



Cholesterol a waxy type of fat that is in your blood. Having too much of it can clog your arteries, which causes your blood pressure to rise, thus making your heart work overtime and put you in risk for a heart attack or stroke. For every 1 percent … Please register for a free account or log in below to […]

Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis numbers on the rise



  According to the definition provided by Wikipedia, “Autism is a disorder of neural development that is characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior.” Asperger’s syndrome is consider… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

How does stress affect your body?



Our bodies are designed to deal with stress – just not too much of it. After all, it’s stress that causes our bodies to dump adrenaline into our bloodstream, which gives us the strength to fight an enemy or flee from a predator, whatever the situati… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Could you be a candidate for a clinical trial?



Could you be a candidate for a clinical trial? The Saint Mary’s/Duluth Clinic health system is seeking candidates for a number of different ongoing trials, from studies exploring new treatments for chronic angina in women or rheumatoid arthri… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Sticking to your New Year’s resolutions

Did you make some healthy New Year’s resolutions, but are starting to waver? Here are a few suggestions to help you stick with three of the most common resolutions.

Eat Healthy   Jenny Niemi from the Mesabi Family YMCA in Mt. Iron offers these ideas to keep your new healthy eating habits on track. The YMCA also offers an 11-week adult weight management program called “Get Real,” as well as a … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Healthy for Life



  How’s 2010 feeling? We are forever trying to make decisions to better our lives, or at least we should be. If you make a mistake, pray, start over and keep trying. We all deserve to be content and happy! An article I recently read ci… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

DR. TIETZ DELIVERS FOR 44 YEARS



  Dr. Charles Tietz has overseen the coming-intothe world of 5,385 babies at the Virginia Regional Medical Center in the last 44 years. With the close of 2009, those baby-delivering days for this doctor are, for the most part, over. Dr. Tietz h… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Lori Kedrowski’s battle for life

EXTENDED HOSPITAL STAY RESULTS IN MILLIONS IN MEDICAL BILLS

  The pain began in Lori Kedrowski’s legs. It radiated from her stomach outward, and at first doctors thought the Gilbert woman had pulled a muscle. It wasn’t long, though, before a cancerous tumor that had taken hold in her lower intestine had… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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