Brainerd Lakes Area, Health + Wellness Features

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

Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features

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

Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features

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

Brainerd Lakes Area, Health + Wellness Features

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

Health + Wellness Features, Product + Service Reviews

An Exceptional Place for Children’s Eye Care | Lakes Area Eyecare

We’d like to thank the amazing staff at Lakes Area Eyecare for once again treating us like royalty, and for providing their services to us for free so we are able to share our thoughts with you. We are so grateful! “There’s more to children’s eye health than just their vision.” This phrase shared by… Read More An Exceptional Place for Children’s Eye Care | Lakes Area Eyecare

Health + Wellness Features, Product + Service Reviews

Enjoy The View | Quality Sunglasses from Lakes Area Eyecare

A big thank you to Lakes Area Eyecare for partnering with us, giving us the royal treatment, helping us choose the perfect complimentary sunglasses, and giving us the lowdown on sunglasses and eye safety. This post is made possible by them!  They were old, scratched and even a little bent. They were the sunglasses that… Read More Enjoy The View | Quality Sunglasses from Lakes Area Eyecare