Brainerd Lakes Area, Health + Wellness Features

May is Healthy Vision Month | Smart Tips to Keep Your Peepers Healthy

Guest post by Lakes Area Eyecare of Baxter, MN; one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. May is Healthy Vision Month! What does that mean? This annual event is a national eye health observance that was established by the National Eye Institute (NEI) in May 2003. NEI is part of the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the United States… Read More May is Healthy Vision Month | Smart Tips to Keep Your Peepers Healthy

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

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Time to Reinvent your Eyestyle at Lakes Area Eyecare

Guest post by Lakes Area Eyecare of Baxter, MN; one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. Do you need to reinvent your eyestyle? After all, you are what you wear! From jeans and a t-shirt to chic fashionista outfits, there’s no reason your eyewear frames should miss the mark when creating a memorable look. And let’s face it;… Read More Time to Reinvent your Eyestyle at Lakes Area Eyecare

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

Slow Your Roll | Downtime Tips for Busy Moms

Ever heard the old saying, “No rest for the weary?”  Unfortunately, if you are a mom, the “weary” is YOU. And I think our “weariness” is at “next level” because winter will simply not Go.Away. It’s no secret that moms are essential and our days are filled with taking care of hearth, home, kids, husbands… Read More Slow Your Roll | Downtime Tips for Busy Moms

Books, Health + Wellness Features

A Read Aloud Month Reminder from Lakes Area Eyecare

Guest post by Lakes Area Eyecare of Baxter, MN; one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. Reading aloud is a wonderful chance to share adventure, intrigue, and emotion – and that is irreplaceable. Connect with your child through a book and be transported to another time and place — together. Books are such an amazing way for kids… Read More A Read Aloud Month Reminder from Lakes Area Eyecare

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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

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Blurry Eyes? Computer Vision Syndrome Could Be The Reason

(Guest post by Dr. Kristel Schamber of Lakes Area Eyecare of Baxter) Eye strain, blurry vision, headaches, dry eye and neck strain are all symptoms related to Computer Vision Syndrome or Digital Eye Strain. I suffer from all of these symptoms as I am on a digital device about 10 hours/day, like most people these… Read More Blurry Eyes? Computer Vision Syndrome Could Be The Reason

Health + Wellness Features

Quit Smoking with Essentia Health’s Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists

Quitting smoking is a popular New Year’s Resolution for many people, but the success rate for those who quit “cold turkey” is far from encouraging. Thanks to Essentia Health of Brainerd/Baxter’s Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists, long-term success is more possible than ever. It’s tough to quit smoking. No one knows this more than Rose Heimark.… Read More Quit Smoking with Essentia Health’s Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists