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Coach Tom’s Corner

Fall athletics are just around the corner


 It’s mid-July already! Wow, that went fast. I hope your summer is going well. Today’s column is a reminder to the fall sport athletes that, if they haven’t already begun training, it’s past time to start preparing for their upcoming season. MSH… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Recovering from , and preventing, falls; Tips on smart treatment of teen Type 2 diabetes

 Q: My aunt, 67, has always been very active with tennis and golf, but two years ago she fell and broke her hip. The docs say she’s healed, but she’s just not the same person. She walks with a cane and has aged a lot. Is there anything I can do … Please register for a free account or log […]

Scammers use bogus tests, false claims and inaccurate data

Water treatment systems: Beware of deceptive sales tactics

STATEWIDE — Following reports from concerned Minnesotans, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is warning consumers to beware of false claims, deceptive sales pitches, inaccurate water quality data and scare tactics used by some water treatment c… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

GPS navigating is shrinking brains; dangers of long-term proton pump inhibitor use

 Q: It drives me nuts that so many of my friends are using GPS to navigate. They never really know where they are or where they’re going! It can’t be good for you to rely on that, can it? — Bruce F., Tappan, New Jersey A: Ask any police office… Please register for a free account or log in below […]

Mobility Mania is new Grand Rapids area accessibility group

ICVHA community advocate group for accessibility dissolved

GRAND RAPIDS — A long-time community advocate group for accessibility—the Itasca County Volunteers for the Handicapped Association (ICVHA)—effectively dissolved as of Sunday, June 23, 2019. Organized in 1983, the association of 100 percent volunteers… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

COACH TOM’S CORNER

Active training offers more benefits


  Most of us have experienced muscle soreness due to overuse of one kind or another. Generally, I advocate a slow and steady approach to recovery when engaging in workloads heavy enough to cause subsequent soreness. Start slow, incrementally pr… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

State needs more foster parents to care for children in crisis

As the number of children in the state’s foster care system has grown—from 11,500 in 2013 to 16,500 in 2018—there is a greater need than ever for foster parents to provide temporary, critical care to children in crisis. The good news is, many people … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

United Way of NE MN’s Good360 program renamed Comforts of Home

CHISHOLM — The United Way of Northeastern Minnesota announced a name change for its program that provides household products to individuals and families across the region who have experienced home displacement. The program, formerly known as Good360,… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

UWNEMN receives help from BCBS to fight childhood hunger this summer

CHISHOLM – The United Way of Northeastern Minnesota received supplemental food to distribute to local children this summer from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. More than 1,000 snack packs were packed in minutes by attendees of the company’s … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Helping kids deal with a parent’s cancer diagnosis; wearable brain improvement devices

 Q: I was recently diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer. I have a 6- and 8-yearold, and I start chemo pretty soon. What’s the best way to tell my kids about this without making them horribly upset? — Tessa G., Granville, Ohio A: Well, first yo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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