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Weather outlook

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Temperatures and precipitation are expected to fluctuate


 The name Dave Jensch might ring a few bells for TV watching old timers. They may recall a reporter by that name back in the ‘70s and they may remember Michelle Lee’s co-anchor from the early ‘90s. Apart from those two on air stints, Mr. Jensch … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Deaths by suicide decreased in 2020

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STATEWIDE — The Minnesota Department of Health has released the Minnesota Suicide Mortality Preliminary 2020 Report showing that 723 Minnesotans died by suicide in Minnesota. This is a decrease from 830 in 2019, which was a record number. For the pas… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Necessary childhood vaccinations; eating earlier in the day better for health

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 Q: I’ve been afraid to take my now 6-year-old to the doctor for the past year. Recently, the office started pressuring me to bring her in for vaccinations (not COVID-19). Can’t I put it off? —Jenny P., Mobile, Alabama A: Even before the pandem… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Essentia Health continues requiring masks

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REGIONAL — Despite the easing of mask mandates from federal agencies, state government and municipal leaders, Essentia Health will continue to enforce its mask policy. Universal masking for patients, visitors, and staff will remain a requirement in a… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

FIT & REC FEATURE

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Get on a bike to explore the area's beauty


 As a kid growing up on the northside of Virginia, I have vivid memories of getting on my bike in the morning and heading out for the day. My friends and I would spend all day on our bikes, going to practices, parks, you name it. We knew the fas… Please register for a free account or log in below […]

Lowdown on consuming red meat; several substitutes for white flour

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 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?

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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

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 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

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 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

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 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.


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