Health

Help save lives at upcoming blood drives

 NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA — Local nonprofit Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) is facing a shortage of blood and platelet donations amid the ongoing challenges of recruiting blood donors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The need for blood is constant, but … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Tackling post-menopausal belly fat; ways to address erectile dysfunction

 Q: I’m a year past menopause and, for the first time, I have belly fat. I’ve also gained weight. How can I reverse this trend and lose the fat? —Lanny F., Portland, Oregon A: You’re not alone; almost 75 percent of women over age 55 in the U.S…. Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

Telehealth for older adults

Beneficial technology may be challenging for some users


 We may think that telehealth is simply video conferencing with our health care providers. It is surprisingly a bigger umbrella of services. Telehealth services include real-time, two-way conferencing either by phone or video conferencing, there… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Why is my child awake at 3 a.m.?

Local consultant helps parents solve challenging sleep problems


 Why is my child awake at 3 a.m.? That might be the single most common question new parents ask. Is it a developmental milestone? A regression? Are they getting too much sleep during the day, or not enough? Maybe they’re just hungry. Maybe they’… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

FIT & REC FEATURE

Are you or someone you know still struggling with COVID symptoms?


 COVID-19 has claimed the lives of more than 6,000 Minnesotans, despite an over 98 percent survival rate. While there has been plenty of discussion regarding these facts, something that gets far less press are the ongoing symptoms of this viral … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Exercise helps improve mental health; benefits of eating egg whites over egg yolks

  Q: Six months ago, I started exercising regularly. I am 52 and, though it might not have turned me into a hunk yet, it seems to be making me smarter—well, at least a bit sharper and less forgetful. Is that possible? —Marc W., Philadelphia A: … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Quarantining can lead to “covibeisity”



We are approaching the one-year anniversary of the March 27, 2020 Minnesota COVID-19 Shutdown. The first of the pandemic health studies are upon us. A new word is emerging, covibesity. Covibesity refers to the widespread weight gain during the pandem… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

How to sooth aching jaws; using melatonin for insomnia

 Q: I’m 34 and a healthy mom of three kids. Recently I developed severe pain along my jaw and the side of my face. What could be causing it and what kind of doctor should I see about it? —Sonia G., Miami, Florida A: It sounds like you’re clench… Please register for a free account or log in below to […]

New help to quit smoking; how to get the health care you need

 Q: You talk about this a lot, but I just bombed out one more time on my stopsmoking attempt. I have tried patches, group support, daily mantras, exercising, but I always go back. Any new ideas? — Phil Y., Dunedin, Florida A: Your dedication is… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Plantar fibroma: painful but treatable



 A plantar fibroma is a mass of fibrotic tissue located on the bottom of the foot. They are most often found in the arch. The fibroma grows within the plantar fascia, a ligament that extends from the heel to the toes on the bottom of the foot. P… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]


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