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!

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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

Brainerd Lakes Area, Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features, Self Care + Wellness

A Free App that Helps us Make Healthier Choices at the Grocery Store

Written by Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health; one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. Food shopping can be confusing. More than 20,000 new products are introduced into grocery stores every year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These products come in eye-catching wrappers and offer health claims to entice us to… Read More A Free App that Helps us Make Healthier Choices at the Grocery Store

Essentia Health, Pregnancy

Want all your pregnancy-related information in one place? There’s an Essentia Health app for that

Guest post from Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, one of Up North Parent’s sponsors. Finding out you’re about to bring another life into this world can be an incredibly joyous and nerve-wracking experience. Between dozens of doctors’ appointments and your ever-changing body, trying to remember everything relating to your pregnancy can be hard. That’s why Essentia Health created the… Read More Want all your pregnancy-related information in one place? There’s an Essentia Health app for that

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An Online Diagnosis and Treatment Service | Zipnosis from Essentia Health E-Visit

Guest post from Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, one of Up North Parent’s sponsors. Essentia Health Puts Access to Care in the Palms of Their Patients’ Hands with Essentia E-Visit Essentia Health has launched Essentia E-Visit – an online diagnosis and treatment service that puts care in the palms of people’s hands. Through this online service, patients in the communities… Read More An Online Diagnosis and Treatment Service | Zipnosis from Essentia Health E-Visit

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Seven Ways to Love Yourself and Live Your Best Life with Help from Essentia Health

Post commissioned by Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, one of Up North Parent’s sponsors. February is all about LOVE. Love for your significant other and love for your family…but what about love for ourselves? “Practice self-care!” has been the battle cry of adults for years but these same people also realize that “saying” they want to commit to… Read More Seven Ways to Love Yourself and Live Your Best Life with Help from Essentia Health

Essentia Health, Self Care + Wellness, Simplify

Decluttering Your Health Habits | How to Simplify Your Health

From abandoned treadmills and yoga mats to Suzanne Somer’s ThighMasters that have lost their relevancy, our homes are littered with the fallout of Good Fitness Intentions Gone Bad and are proof that decluttering our health habits is a necessity of life. As Laura and I (Becky) dive deeper into our quest to de-junk and declutter our… Read More Decluttering Your Health Habits | How to Simplify Your Health