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, 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

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, Essentia Health

The Donation of Cancer Comfort Bags Help Patients at Essentia Health

Guest post from Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, one of Up North Parent’s sponsors. Staff members of Northern Orthopedics, Ltd., wanted to do something special to honor their friend and co-worker who recently lost her battle with breast cancer. A few years ago the doctors at Northern Orthopedics decided that they would like the staff collectively to choose a… Read More The Donation of Cancer Comfort Bags Help Patients at Essentia Health

Kids, Parenting, Self Care + Wellness

The Hope Squad | Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Resources

Guest post from Essentia Health of Brainerd Did you know that September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month? And since we all know suicide touches families, friends and the entire community, the UpNoPa Moms thought it would be best to share some Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Resources that are available right here in our own community. Suicide… Read More The Hope Squad | Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Resources