April 29, 2016 RSS feed / Health Features

The different types of stress

There are different types of stress — acute stress, episodic acute stress, and chronic stress — each with its own characteristics, symptoms, duration and treatment approaches. Let’s look at each one. Acute stress More...

Stress and chronic pain

Having a painful condition is stressful. Unfortunately, stress can contribute to a range of health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, depression and anxiety. More...

Get a good night’s sleep

Like eating well and being physically active, getting a good night’s sleep is vital to your well-being. Are you not sleeping well because you’re stressed? Or are you stressed because you’re not sleeping well? More...

Kundalini Yoga: Focusing on stress relief

TOWER – I have been a participant in Linda Rodorigo’s Kundalini Yoga classes at the Tower Civic Center, usually in the fall of the year. More...

Little Miss Macey, ambassador on the billboard

The girl's got moxie. More...

Six natural solutions to address PMS causes

COOK – For many women, anxiety and stress go hand-in-hand with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Other common signs and symptoms include bloating, mood swings, breast tenderness, skin problems, back pain, cramps, headaches, and fatigue. More...

The Side Lake Summer Fitness Challenge kicks off on May 28

SIDE LAKE – What does “fitness” mean to you? What about “community”? How does an opportunity to combine community and fitness together sound to you? More...

A year of new beginnings

HIBBING – At age 35, I gave birth to my second son. I was overweight at this point – I have no delusion about that. After his birth I started to gain weight, a lot of weight. I was tired and would take uncontrollable naps after meals. More...

Five of the most common ocular diseases Knowing when something is wrong is part of taking care of your eyes

VIRGINIA – Our eyesight is something that we take for granted on most days from getting up in the morning and reading our alarm clock to driving our vehicles out for lunch to reading our children a bedtime story. More...

Tips for avoiding the stressors of caregiving

VIRGINIA – It’s not commonly known that the stressors experienced from caring for a family member can lead to caregiver vulnerability from a range of physical and emotional problems. More...

Memorial Blood Centers blood drives in May

IRON RANGE – Memorial Blood Centers invites all eligible blood donors to roll up their sleeve and give blood. Every two seconds someone needs blood – from heart transplant and cancer patients to accident victims. More...

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The truth about cats and dogs

Pets are good for mental health of everyday people

Pets can serve as important sources of social and emotional support for “everyday people,” not just individuals facing significant health challenges, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. More...

How dogs benefit from daily walks

Dog owners with fenced-in backyards may think their furry friends are getting all they need during their nightly exercise sessions in the backyard. More...

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Hardening off seedlings

The toughest time for seedlings is getting “hardened off” or acclimated to their outdoor environment. While your seedlings are still indoors, turn on an electric fan (lowest speed) to help strengthen the stems. More...

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Decorator Secret: What’s your style? Let’s explore traditional … How To: Traditional style is warm, cozy and expected. More...

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Nature’s calling

Hello, you’re back! It is wonderful to see you once again. Your wide open lakes are waving with mirrored reflections. Loons are swooning, ducks are quacking and the geese are gaggling. More...

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Stress: Everyone has it

To quote my husband, regarding stress: “Oh yes, everyone has it and everyone deals with it in their own way.” Isn’t that the truth? More...

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Minnesota’s health care spending growth rate remains at near-historic low

STATEWIDE – Minnesota’s growth in health care spending during 2013 remained at historically low levels, according to a new report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). More...

Essentia Health cardiologist a familiar face in International Falls

INTERNATIONAL FALLS – A visit to see Essentia Health cardiologist Dr. Michael Lucca is a trip down memory lane for many of his patients in International Falls. That’s where Dr. More...

David Lee hired as SLC Public Health and Human Services director

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – Following a nationwide search, the top choice to lead the St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services Department turned out to be right next door. St. More...

Welcome to HTF’s Health Edition!

Dear Readers, I hope you enjoy this week’s Health Edition. Our focus is on stress. What it is, how it affects us, and what we can do about it. More...

Laughter is really good for your heart

Laughter, along with an active sense of humor, may help protect you against a heart attack, according to a recent study by cardiologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. More...

Laughter helps keep blood vessels healthy

Using laughter-provoking movies to gauge the effect of emotions on cardiovascular health, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have shown for the first time that laughter is linked to healthy function of blood ves More...

The effects of stress on your body

Stress has an immediate effect on your body. In the short term, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, but chronic stress puts your health at risk. More...

Spring clean your recipes with healthy food substitutions

Editor’s note: While this article was written with cancer patients in mind, its recommendations apply to all individuals and may reduce the risk of certain cancers. Eating well is one tool in the stress-busting toolbox! – Jean Cole More...

Natural ways to alleviate anxiety

No one is immune to anxiety, which can be triggered by a number of factors. More...

Biofeedback for stress, the sneaky culprit

The American Medical Association has noted that 80% of all disease and illness is caused by stress. More...

Meditation for powerful energy

Meditation is different from prayer. In meditation, we listen, and merge into the divine. In prayer, we communicate with the divine. Meditation brings inspiration and understanding that changes our desires, actions and reactions. More...

Alec, awesome, autistic

One thing the story on Macey Collins did not touch on was her big brother Alec. Since April is not only Limb Loss Awareness Month but also Autism Awareness Month, it is a perfect time to tell Alec’s story as well. More...

Dance in Embarrass to raise funds for ALS

EMBARRASS – Timber Hall in Embarrass will be the venue for an ALS fundraiser dance to be held on Saturday, April 30. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the dance taking place from 7 – 11:30 p.m. More...

Lower-back pain meets mindful meditation; how to handle a food intolerance

Q: I hear that meditation can cure my chronic lower-back pain. Is that true? -- Linda P., Easton, Pennsylvania More...

Breast cancer survivor finds care close to home

HIBBING – Cancer wasn’t on Elisabeth “Lis” Feiro’s mind, even when she found an odd lump under her arm. “It felt like two marbles,” the Hibbing woman recalls. More...

Does natural progesterone aid in the effective treatment of breast cancer?

VIRGINIA – Spring was on time in the Metsa Memorial Garden in the year 2000. More...

Memorial Blood Centers screens blood supply for infectious tick-borne illness

Warmer weather is fast approaching and with the increase in temperatures comes a new tick season. Memorial Blood Centers is taking extra precautions to help keep a tick-borne illness from compromising the safety of the blood supply. More...

City of Gilbert commends lifesaving efforts

GILBERT – I would like to take a few minutes to recognize the following Gilbert employees and volunteers for their heroic and dedicated work on two incidents. More...

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Lee Edward Lilya - 2016-04-29
Nick Arne Matara - 2016-04-29
Sidney E. Roy - 2016-04-29
Stanley R. Polich - 2016-04-29
Eino John Koivisto - 2016-04-29
Robert "Bob" Mannelin - 2016-04-29
James "Bucky" Korpi - 2016-04-29
Michael Todd Goodrie - 2016-04-29
Willard A. Esala - 2016-04-22
Eunice D. Roivanen - 2016-04-22
Robert J. Vidmar - 2016-04-22
Kay Allen Young - 2016-04-15
Mary Laverne Peterson - 2016-04-15
Stanley B. Peterson - 2016-04-15
Naomi Ann Dangelo - 2016-04-15
Beverly A. Stahl - 2016-04-15
John E. Franks - 2016-04-15
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An anniversary visit

This majestic bald eagle paid a visit to our office last week, as we were celebrating our 8th anniversary. Scott is quite sure it’s a sign from his dad, Larry Asbach. More...

Fairview Range distributes Convenience Kits to patient caregivers

HIBBING – Throughout the country, volunteers in hospitals and care centers are more important than ever. The Health Care Auxiliary of Minnesota (HCAM) and its volunteers make a difference in giving comfort to the many that are infirmed. More...

Fairview’s new medical oncology center now open in Hibbing

HIBBING – Fairview Mesaba Clinics – Hibbing recently celebrated the opening of the new Medical Oncology, Chemotherapy and Infusion Center. The new department is located on the third floor of Fairview Range Medical Center. More...

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A Bit of a Legend in these Parts

- The Life of Betty Berger Lessard

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Quick and easy stress-busters

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Tips for managing your stress

The American Psychological Association’s 2007 “Stress in America” poll found that one-third of people in the U.S. report experiencing extreme levels of stress. More...

New measures help quantify patient improvement following knee, spine surgery

New data from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Community Measurement (MNCM) indicate most Minnesota patients enjoyed increased mobility following knee and spine surgeries, but the degree of improvement varied across medical grou More...

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Eat your vegetables to help fight cancer

If you’re looking for foods that may help fight cancer, look to a group of vegetables called cruciferous. More...

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Minnesota Guardsman finds new passion through advocacy

Sgt. 1st Class John Thompson sits by his phone, ready to respond at a moment’s notice. More...

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SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) You could soon be on a new career path in pursuit of those long-standing goals, but don’t cut any current ties until you’re sure you’re ready to make the change. More...

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