Brainerd Lakes Area, Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features, Kids

How do you know if a child has a concussion?

Guest post from Essentia Health of Baxter/Brainerd, one of the Up North Parent Sponsors. How do you know if a child has a concussion? Brooke Ylinen had a problem: a 13-year-old hockey player who needed to get back on the ice after suffering a concussion. Her son, Kamden, had been symptom-free for a week but… Read More How do you know if a child has a concussion?

Education, Essentia Health, Mindful Living

Use the Holidays to talk more than just fruitcake | Advance Care Planning

By Adam Rees, Crow Wing Energized co-chair and Essentia Health As parents of adult children age into their twilight years, bouts of severe illnesses become more frequent. Thoughts about Mom and or Dad’s end of life are often not discussed, and as they decline, angst amongst family members increases. For many of us the holidays offer a… Read More Use the Holidays to talk more than just fruitcake | Advance Care Planning

Brainerd Lakes Area, Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features

11 Ways Essentia Health’s Upgrades are Better Serving this Community

There are some amazing changes happening within our local hospital and medical center. Changes that perfectly align with Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center and Clinics’ mission of making a healthy difference in people’s lives. As a way to continue to strive to make a positive impact on our community by spreading their core values of… Read More 11 Ways Essentia Health’s Upgrades are Better Serving this Community

Essentia Health, Fall, Health + Wellness Features, Recipes + Food

Wonderful Winter Squash Recipes and Benefits!

Guest post by Teresa Farrell, RD, LD Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic, one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. With fall in full swing and winter not far away, now is a great time to add sweet rich flavored winter squash recipes to your meals and snacks. There are many different varieties of winter squash, some… Read More Wonderful Winter Squash Recipes and Benefits!

Brainerd Lakes Area, Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features

Essentia Health offers free SAGE breast cancer screening – November 14

**shared with permission from Essentia Health Brainerd/Baxter Press Release** Mammography is one of the most important arsenals in the fight against breast cancer. A breast imaging tool, mammograms are used to detect and diagnose breast disease in women. It is considered the most effective breast cancer screening method because it can identify problems long before… Read More Essentia Health offers free SAGE breast cancer screening – November 14

Essentia Health, Fall

Autumn Apple Chicken Stir Fry + Health Benefits of Apples

Guest post By Teresa Farrell, RD, LD Essentia Health, St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic, one of the Up North Parent Sponsors. Apples and Autumn With Fall in the air, our minds start drifting towards bonfires and hot apple cider. Apples are a favorite for many people. In fact, Americans consume 44 pounds of apples per person, each year.… Read More Autumn Apple Chicken Stir Fry + Health Benefits of Apples

Brainerd Lakes Area, Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features

Essentia Health Offers FREE Lifestyle Change Classes

Guest post by Essentia Health, one of the Up North Parent Sponsors. Currently, 1 out of 3 individuals have pre-diabetes — but 9 out of 10 times people don’t know it. Pre-diabetes involves blood sugar levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diabetes. An individual with pre-diabetes can delay or… Read More Essentia Health Offers FREE Lifestyle Change Classes

Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features

Going Beyond “Just Tomatoes” with 5 Fresh Salsa Recipes!

Guest post By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health, one of the Up North Parent Sponsors. The heart of summer brings delicious fruits and vegetables from our gardens, farmers markets and the overflowing produce departments at local grocery stores. Salsa is a popular way to capitalize on these riches and here are… Read More Going Beyond “Just Tomatoes” with 5 Fresh Salsa Recipes!

Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features

Essentia Health Receives State Breastfeeding-Friendly Recognition

Guest Post written by Essentia Health; one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. Brainerd, Minnesota — Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd and Baxter Clinics have been named Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for their contributions to the health of working mothers and their babies. Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center was also recognized with this… Read More Essentia Health Receives State Breastfeeding-Friendly Recognition

Brainerd Lakes Area, Essentia Health, Family Activities, Self Care + Wellness

The String Yank Technique | How to Remove a Fish Hook if You’re Caught in the Fishing Fun

Guest Post written by Essentia Health; one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. Fishing and the Lakes Area go hand-in-in had, but the medical team at Essentia Health also knows that the two sometimes get “tangled” together is a not-so-fun-way. The lakes draw many to live and vacation in our beautiful area. However, a common injury for… Read More The String Yank Technique | How to Remove a Fish Hook if You’re Caught in the Fishing Fun