Health

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Commerce department releases 2020 health insurance rates

Minnesota’s individual and small group health insurance market rates for 2020 reflect stabilized markets, according to information released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Commerce in advance of the open enrollment period beginning Nov. 1. “Ra… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

COACH TOM’S CORNER

Heads-up to seasonal eating changes


 The days are noticeably shorter, the weather has been cooler and damp, and the leaves are dropping at an accelerating rate. In other words, winter is coming. Seasonal effects can alter our metabolic processes. With that in mind, it can be benef… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Side effects of blood pressure meds; exposure risks from CT scans

 Q: I started taking blood pressure medication two months ago. My BP is down, but I hate the way it makes me feel. I’m tired all the time, and frankly the zip has gone out of my zipper. Is there a way to keep taking this medicine and regain my z… Please register for a free account or log in […]

Treating onychomycosis (nail fungus)



 Nail fungus is a very common ailment. Fungi prefer to live in dark, warm, moist environments. Under your toenail, inside your socks and shoes is a great home for fungus to thrive. There is a risk of fungus under your nails causing a skin fungal… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Coach Tom’s Corner

Be physically prepared for the season


 The changing of the seasons reminds me that winter is on the way. There has been a lot of chatter that this year will be a particularly hard winter. I’m not sure how you define that in a climate as severe as ours usually is. Even the mildest wi… Please register for a free account or log in below to […]

Astraphobia and anxiety; dietary calcium vs. supplements

 Q: My sister has always been quite fearful of thunder and lightning. During a lightning storm, she thinks the lightning is looking for her so she ducks into the basement to hide. She’s married with a young child now. Is there anything we can do… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Emotional support animals on planes; reset your sleep patterns for better rest

 Q: I know some people need to take a support animal with them when they fly. But I had to get off an airplane this summer because I spotted an emotional support cat not far from my seat, and I have allergic asthma. What’s being done to make thi… Please register for a free account or log in below to […]

Coach Tom’s Corner

Take the next step: Get physical!


 I’ve talked about basic self-care over the last couple columns. It’s a theme I often return to as I deem it to be both the simplest and most important aspect of how we approach our daily living. I won’t belabor the point today as you either wil… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

UWNEMN hosts emergency bag packing session

“Grab and Go” bags will be available in all ISD 2142 schools

ISD 2142 emergency bags: Deputy Brock Kick (left), Northeast Range Principal Kelly Engman, South Ridge Principal Andrew Bernard, and North Woods Principal John Vukmanich are among several volunteers who helped pack “Grab and Go” emergency bags for St… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

MASSAGE FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Info to take to your next massage


 Here are some excellent massage pointers to take with you to your next appointment. I came across an article where the author (Katherine Schreiber) articulated her points quite well. She covered eight points. I have listed the ones I felt were … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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