Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features

Look Closely: Reading Labels to Locate Hidden Sugar

Guest post from Jean Larson licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health, one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors Most Americans consume 20 teaspoons of sugar every day. In comparison, our paleolithic ancestors consumed an estimated 20 teaspoons in a year. But we’re not digging into the sugar bowl. Instead, most of the sugar we eat… Read More Look Closely: Reading Labels to Locate Hidden Sugar

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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?

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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

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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

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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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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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