Health

Climate change ramps ups mental health risk; research on overdoses and organ transplants

 Q: I know that air pollution and rising temperatures put us at a higher risk for asthma and heart disease, but is it true that there’s also a heightened risk for mental health problems? — Jerome Q., Bronx, New York A: Yes, rising temperatures… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password […]

Coach Tom’s Corner

Go beyond diet and exercise


 T his issue of Hometown Focus is highlighting a number of practices ancillary to primary medical care and/or basic diet and exercise regimens. Practices such as physical therapy, massage therapy and chiropractic care are in the medical mainstre… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Governor proclaimed it Safe Sleep Week through Nov. 10

Share your #SafeNapSnap to help promote infant safe sleep

Losing an infant to a suffocation accident is a tragedy that everyone wants to help parents avoid. To that end, pediatricians and health experts recommend that parents minimize the risk of harm by putting their infants to sleep without blankets, crib… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Grants help quench local communities’ thirst for healthier beverage options

Whether it is at the local library, park or school, it seems more and more of those water bottle filling stations are popping up all around Minnesota. The fast-fill stations give you a free and convenient way to fill up your reusable water bottles—an… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Talking to kids about cancer; high blood pressure and dementia

 Q: My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer (they caught it early), and she’s going to have to go through a lumpectomy and chemotherapy. The part she’s really agonizing over is how and what to tell her 10-year-old daughter. Any advice? — Sha… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Coach Tom’s Corner

Stay socially active to remain healthy


 Our semi-annual clock reset occurs Sunday, Nov. 4. This time of year, the onset of nighttime seems accelerated. Boom! It’s 6 p.m. and it feels like midnight. And temperatures are declining. Our surroundings leave no doubt: Winter is coming! For… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

New alcohol consumption tips; bear-able gallstone medications

 Q: It’s now being reported that there’s no amount of alcohol consumption that’s good for you. I thought it was good for the heart to have one or two glasses of wine a day. What’s the story? — Tyler, K., New Orleans A: For years, we docs have … Please register for a free account or log in below to […]

Memorial Blood Centers has a 70-year tradition of helping to save lives

When you give blood with local Memorial Blood Centers, you’re continuing a long-standing tradition of helping save lives in your community. Founded on Veterans Day in 1948 by the community, for the community, Memorial Blood Centers ensures a safe and… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

October is “Let’s Talk Month,” a national and statewide initiative

Relationship conversations with young people encouraged

Some parents might not believe it, but young people say their parents and caregivers influence their decisions about relationships more than their friends, media, siblings or their dating partners. That is why Governor Dayton has proclaimed October 2… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Coach Tom’s Corner

Get strong in just 13 minutes


Strength training can sometimes be confusing. Questions as to what exercises, how to do them, when and how much are the most common. Fundamental misunderstandings of likely results also crop up. For example, some years ago, I gifted my mother with so… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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