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

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

Brainerd Lakes Area, Gardens and Outdoor spaces, Health + Wellness Features

The Intrinsic Value of Gardening and the Top 12 Reasons to Garden!

Like we mentioned in our Up North 2018 Healing Gardens Tour, gardening is more than food-producing and hobby-inducing. And the growing gurus at Landsburg Landscape Nursery of Brainerd couldn’t agree more and were kind enough to give us their thoughts on The Intrinsic Value of Gardening and the Top 12 Reasons to Garden. Enjoy! Time for some… Read More The Intrinsic Value of Gardening and the Top 12 Reasons to Garden!

Back to School, Brainerd Lakes Area, Health + Wellness Features

The Most Important Part of Back-to-School… Eye Exams!

Guest post by Dr. Kristel Schamber Lakes Area Eyecare of Baxter, MN; one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. As much as we hate to admit it…summer is waning and autumn is on the way. And with this season comes another predictable fact of life; back to school! As the stores fill their shelves with brightly colored pens, notebooks, and… Read More The Most Important Part of Back-to-School… Eye Exams!

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!

Brainerd Lakes Area, Health + Wellness Features

Don’t Forget to Sunblock Your Eyes This Summer!

Guest post by Lakes Area Eyecare of Baxter, MN; one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. Contrary to popular belief, one size of eyewear does not fit all. In fact, many of the patients at Lakes Area Eyecare treat their glasses like they do their wardrobe. They have a pair they like for work, for home, for the weekends,… Read More Don’t Forget to Sunblock Your Eyes This Summer!

Brainerd Lakes Area, Health + Wellness Features, Money, Parenting, Shopping Features

Cub Foods Grocery Delivery | Favorite Brands Brought Right to Your Doorstep!

This post is sponsored and brought to you by Cub Foods, one of the Up North Parent Advertisers. Picture this: it’s been a ridiculously long day. You are tired, your feet hurt, and all you want is your pajamas and a cup of tea. But wait! You need groceries in the worst way or you… Read More Cub Foods Grocery Delivery | Favorite Brands Brought Right to Your Doorstep!

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