Health

Lowdown on consuming red meat; several substitutes for white flour

 Q: You keep saying red meat is bad for you, but I don’t see why it is any worse than chicken or shrimp—they have saturated fat too. —George T., Lake Worth, Florida A: There are a lot of research warnings about eating red and processed meats. I… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

How healthy is our region?

Northland Bridge to Health Survey results released May 14

NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA — Results of a key survey of the Northland’s health are being shared on May 14. The Bridge to Health Survey was conducted late last summer in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and results reveal some of the challenges that cr… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Physically active jobs vs. leisure time; understanding results from CRP tests

 Q: I have a very physical job as a stonemason, but it doesn’t seem to keep my weight or my cholesterol level down. Why should I still have to go to the gym when I’m hauling things and moving around for hours every day? —Leon T., Pittsburgh A: … Please register for a free account or log in below to […]

Dodging risky food additives; sleep deprivation and overeating

 Q: I keep hearing that in a lot of foods there are hidden additives that can weaken the immune system. Is that true? Seems pretty risky and dumb during a pandemic. —Hannah D., Portland, Oregon A: There are a lot of additives and ingredients in… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Fasting your way to shedding pounds; walking together aids health and bonding

 Q: My pandemic weight gain—14 pounds—is driving me nuts. Any suggestions on how to launch a weight loss effort that will work? —Sonia W., Sacramento, California A: As we reported earlier, weight gain is a widespread problem—42 percent of adult… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Home cooking better for health; transitioning to a plant-based diet

Q: I’m sick of cooking all the time! Why shouldn’t I go back to eating out and ordering in more often? —Leslie J., Lafayette, Indiana A: If you follow guidelines, it may be okay. But…there’s always a but…if you’re like most Americans, at least f… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Reducing risk of blue light exposure; medications prescribed for dementia

 Q: The amount of time my 10-year-old son spends staring at a screen is out of control. I have heard that the blue light from digital devices can cause all kinds of problems, from eye damage to sleep disturbances. Should I get him some blue-ligh… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Oral health in older adults

Brush up on ways to care for your mouth


Significant attention is being paid to the management of chronic diseases today due to the fact that 25 percent of people in the United States are 65 and older. Heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and other systemic conditions attract the att… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Webinar will address vaccine concerns

 Essentia Health is hosting a public webinar on Wednesday, April 14 to emphasize the importance of receiving a vaccine, clarify vaccine myths, and highlight recent COVID-19 trends and the prevalence of variants. If you are undecided about the CO… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

FIT & REC FEATURE

Six ways to avoid injury when exercising


It’s that time of year when we’re itching to get outside and move more. Have you ever been so excited to get back in the workout saddle, only to set yourself back with an injury early on? Could it have been avoidable? “Are there certain ways t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]


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