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Hospital Food Just Got Better in Aitkin, MN

May 2, 2017 Comments Off on Hospital Food Just Got Better in Aitkin, MN

Once again, food is bringing people together. Riverwood Health Center in Aitkin, Minnesota has an appetite for change. They are making connections one bite at a time to bring healthier food to patients, staff, and visitors. Check out this video from KBJR.        

Breastfeeding training for the health care team

April 13, 2017 Comments Off on Breastfeeding training for the health care team

Physicians and health care providers have the opportunity to learn about breastfeeding and earn CMEs and CEUs on May 25 in Duluth. The day begins with Breastfeeding Managment in Primary Care, a workshop for physicians from 7 to 8:30 a.m. This breakfast session provides lactation training for physicians and includes case-based presentations and a physician panel discussion about breastfeeding management... Continue Reading

Thinking about Buying a Bike?

April 4, 2017 Comments Off on Thinking about Buying a Bike?

The new Minnesota Bicycling Handbook has a ton of great information, including a guide to buying a bicycle. Here is a summary: Guide to Buying a Bicycle IF spring time has you thinking of getting a new or used bike, these questions will help you decide which kind of bike will serve you best: What type of riding will you do?... Continue Reading

Prevent diabetes with free classes in Duluth

March 6, 2017 Comments Off on Prevent diabetes with free classes in Duluth

If you’re ready to take charge of your health by losing weight and delaying the onset of diabetes, two free classes are beginning in Duluth this month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 3 Americans has prediabetes, and most don’t know it. Prediabetes occurs when blood sugar (glucose) levels are higher than normal, but not... Continue Reading

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Students Educate their State Representatives

February 27, 2017 Comments Off on Students Educate their State Representatives

On February 22 three students from Two Harbors High School joined a group from the American Lung Association to lobby at the capitol for stronger tobacco prevention and control. Thank you students! These students were part of the bigger Minnesota Smoke-free Generation Day at the capital. Equipped with stories about how big tobacco targets them, young leaders educated their Representatives... Continue Reading

First Baby Friendly hospital in Northeastern Minnesota

February 21, 2017 Comments Off on First Baby Friendly hospital in Northeastern Minnesota

Essentia – St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth has become the first Baby Friendly hospital in Northeastern Minnesota! Read more about the success and other updates from Healthy Northland’s breastfeeding work here.

Community partners offer class to prevent type 2 diabetes

February 13, 2017 Comments Off on Community partners offer class to prevent type 2 diabetes

A group of community partners in Itasca County have come together to improve health and prevent chronic disease. As a direct result of the collaboration, classes that are proven to help people lose weight and prevent type 2 diabetes are expanding across the county in the coming months. Representatives of Itasca County Public Health, the University of Minnesota Extension, Second... Continue Reading

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Swim, Work Out, and Play this Spring in Two Harbors!

February 9, 2017 Comments Off on Swim, Work Out, and Play this Spring in Two Harbors!

Two Harbors City Recreation announces Adult Activity Night at the Two Harbors High School where participants can swim, workout in the fitness center and play a variety of games in the gym. It’s only $30 for three months!  Details here: Adult Activity Nights Rec Board

Be a Leader!

January 24, 2017 Comments Off on Be a Leader!

You could be the one to make a difference in someone’s life. Do you have personal experience dealing with falls or an ongoing chronic health condition?  Or do you have life experience living with a family member who has fallen or is living with a chronic illness? If yes, the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging is seeking volunteers or professionals... Continue Reading

Turn a Walking Goal into Real Pleasure for the New Year

December 28, 2016 Comments Off on Turn a Walking Goal into Real Pleasure for the New Year

Does walking give you pleasure? It improves your circulation; it strengthens your bones. It even leads to a longer life. According to author Daniell Ariely, you might still answer “no” to that question because, he claims, pleasure is usually thought of as momentary and usually connects to things like sitting on the beach drinking mojitos. “The interesting thing is if... Continue Reading