Health

Ways to improve bone health; frozen vegetables a wintertime staple

 Q: I’m 64, and a recent bone scan revealed that I have early osteoporosis. My doctor said I need to improve my diet and start doing weight-bearing exercises to avoid broken bones down the road. If I do that, can I improve my bone health or will… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Understanding and treating foot ulcers



 People develop foot and leg ulcers for a variety of reasons: poor circulation, swollen legs, complications from diabetes, burns, and injury. In my practice, while I do treat ulcers that arise from all kinds of circumstances, the majority of the… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Nov. 18 – 24 is Antibiotic Awareness Week in Minnesota

Minnesota hospitals make progress in antibiotic stewardship

New data from a national reporting system show significant progress in the number of Minnesota hospitals implementing important antibiotic stewardship practices that improve antibiotic use and slow development of antibiotic resistance. In 2018, 76 pe… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Risks of direct-to-consumer DNA testing; understanding possible effects of HPB meds

 Q: My grandmother developed Parkinson’s disease after she turned 70, so I was going to go online and get one of those DNA testing kits to see if I was at a heightened risk of getting it too. What do you docs think? — Thaleesa B., Denver A: We… Please register for a free account or log in below to […]

Coach Tom’s Corner

Find a great way to have fun this winter


 “There’s no one way to be fit. That’s the cool part. You can do literally anything active that you like and it will likely give you some health, aesthetic and emotional improvements, so don’t feel obligated to work out in one specific way. Find… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Why men are reluctant to see a doctor; benefits of taking omega-3 supplements

 Q: I dropped my husband off at a doctor’s appointment, and after I drove away, he walked home. He hates going to the doctor. Is there anything I can do to get him to at least get an annual physical? — Debbie K., Lansing, Michigan A: We hope s… Please register for a free account or log in below to […]

Coach Tom’s Corner

Don’t hibernate. Get physical!


I’ve been an avid winter sports person as long as I can remember. I’m physically active year-round, but I am especially hard-charging when there is snow on the ground and ice on the rinks and the lakes. Not everyone feels the same way. The col… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Foot Wise

November is Diabetes Awareness Month: Take care of your feet


 November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is the inability to make or properly use insulin. This impairs the body’s ability to convert and use sugars, starches and other foods into energy. The result is an increase in blood sugar levels. L… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Teachers learn safe biking and walking curriculum

Local educators participate in training with help of BikeMN

GRAND RAPIDS — Educators in the Grand Rapids area will soon be bringing new lesson plans focused on safe walking and bicycling into their classrooms with the help of the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN) and their Walk! Bike! Fun! curriculum. Ar… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

New Cancer Caregiver Support Group is offered at Fairview Range

HIBBING — Fairview Range is offering a new Cancer Caregiver Support Group, which is open to individuals caring for those with cancer. The group will be held the fourth Tuesday of every month, beginning October 22, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Hull Rust … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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