Health

Maintain a healthy weight during pregnancy; risks of vaping and e-cigs

 Q: My sister is having a baby (yes, we read your book “YOU: Having a Baby”), but she hasn’t taken the info in the book to heart, and she’s gaining a lot of weight. She was a big girl to start with. and I told her to watch her weight for the unb… Please register for a free account or […]

Caring For The Kids Community of Aurora

Grassroots group wins Touchstone Energy Community Award

Accepting the Touchstone Energy Community Award from Lake Country Power for Caring For The Kids Community is Jackie Cherro (left) and her grandmother, Shirley Randall. Submitted photo.GRAND RAPIDS – Lake Country Power selected Caring For The Kids Com… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Recognize signs of potential heart problems; pain management leads to safer use of opiods

 Q: I was training for a two-day, 187-mile bike ride called RSVP (Ride from Seattle to Vancouver and Party!) when my coach said he felt a little short of breath. He ended up in the hospital getting a stent for a 95 percent blockage in an artery!… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Nearly 100 clinics will participate; dates are Feb. 1 and 2

Minnesota dentists are offering free dental care for children

This year’s National Children’s Dental Health Month campaign slogan is “Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile.”Minnesota dentists are offering free dental care to children in need on Feb. 1 and 2, 2019. Appointments can be booked now. T… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

COACH TOM’S CORNER

Get out there more this year and play


 At the end of most of my columns, I exhort you to get out there and play. This is a practical health recommendation. Play is the opposite of work and, as such, considerably more engaging (unless you love your job). Play tends to increase partic… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

How to find the “best” diet for you to improve your health



 It’s that time of year when you’re looking to revamp your lifestyle, lose weight, get in shape and improve your health. But which diet do you select? How do you know which one will work for you? Here is the shocking fact: When it comes to weigh… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Most popular baby names of 2018 at Essentia Health

With more than 1,650 little bundles of joy welcomed into the world in 2018 at the Birthplace at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, Essentia Health- Virginia and Essentia Health- Deer River, there are a wide variety of baby names. Bu… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

COACH TOM’S CORNER

Relax and enjoy the ride forward


 Time, historians often say, marches on. As we close out 2018, it certainly feels to me like time is using a faster mode of transport. This year flew by. Looking back, it seems a lot has happened, yet I don’t feel much has particularly changed. … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Chemotherapy and the worry of measles; diagnosis of fetal alcohol syndrome disorder

 Q: My 12-year-old daughter needs chemotherapy. I’m worried that the current measles spread puts her at risk, even though she’s been vaccinated. What should we do? — Andrea O., Kingston, New York A: You are right to be careful about exposure t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Change to state’s cannabis program comes in 2019

Alzheimer’s to be added as a qualifying medical condition

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) this week announced that it will add Alzheimer’s disease as a new qualifying condition for the state’s medical cannabis program. Under state law, the new condition will take effect in August 2019. “Any policy … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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