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Would You Support No Smoking In Cars With Children? There Is A Rumor That Starting October 1, 2016 It Will Be Illegal

About 200 children per week visit doctors due to effects of secondhand smoke in cars, and as a non-smoker when you’re in a vehicle you can instantly smell the cigarette smoke, growing up my father smoked and cracking of the window did not really help that much.

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With Summer Heat, Comes Stinky Feet But Not With Merino Wool Socks

 

Summer is coming up soon! We have hiking and sports, which can build up a lot of heat in our shoes. Being a diabetic, feet health is very important to me. Research shows that merino wool efficiency assist your body in natural cooling process and smell.

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Cathy Kates
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Uses Human Energy to Power Smoothie Machine [VIDEO]

At the Northland Wellness Community Day this year, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN had a very interesting booth. They used the energy of guests to generate power for their smoothie machine to provide healthy samples.

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A Reminder Warning to Spring Adopt-A-Highway Roadside Cleanup Crews

A few years ago, the Carlton County Transportation Department made us aware of a potential danger to our Adopt-A-Highway volunteers or and others that walk a long the roadway with our families or pets. Usually, the biggest safety concern is being hit by a passing vehicle, or if you are doing a highway clean-up project, being cut or poked by a piece of glass or metal.  But, this concern is much more dangerous and could leave you disfigured.

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The Diabetes Walk Joins Northland Community Wellness Day This Saturday

I have had the honor of emceeing the Northland Community Wellness Day for the past two years and I've watched the event continue to grow both in exhibits and community interest.  It's coming up this Saturday and I hope you can make it!  One of the growths this year is that the Diabetes Walk will be held in conjunction with NCWD.  It's truly a day the family can enjoy for free with over 75 exhibits.

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By: Mario Tama
By: Mario Tama
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Minnesota Resident Who Traveled To Central America Was First To Be Confirmed With Zika Virus

About a dozen Americans in a handful of states have been diagnosed with Zika and a Minnesota woman has tested positive for the Zika virus after traveling to Central America.

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Make Visiting A Dentist A Priority This Year

I am a dentist "regular", every six months like clockwork.  My amazing hygienist, Elizabeth makes my next six month appointment while I'm still there, so there isn't any chance of me becoming TOO busy to make my next appointment.  I know a lot of people that say they haven't been to the dentist in years and SHOULD make an appointment.  This blog is for you.

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Chris Allen’s Son, Sam, Kickstarts Your New Year’s Weight Loss In This Workout Video

Everyone says when the new year comes that this is the year to start the diet and workout that will help me lose 10 lbs or more to get to that target weight. My son Sam told me he knew what to do to help me lose weight, so I went to the YMCA with him and she showed me what he thought a good workout would be.

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New Pillow Took Care Of My Morning Stiff Neck [Product Review]

For months my husband and I have gotten out of bed and was sore, didn't feel rested and was becoming increasingly frustrated.  We thought it was just "getting old" and I thought if this was the way it was going to be aging gracefully was going to be a challenge.  Until we bought new pillows!

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Ancient Treatment Sound Therapy Gives New Alternatives For Stress And Pain Management In Minnesota

As life gets more hectic, we have a hard time reducing stress and getting relief from headaches, backaches or difficulty sleeping. Could hearing exotic, melodic sounds really have an impact on your health?

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Become An Accountant Of Your Food, Calorie Accounting with Mandy Levy

Mandy Levy has been trying to lose weight, and it wasn't fun. So she came up with a system of accounting for your food, kind of like you do for your money. If you want to control a budget you control your money, Mandy thinks you can do that with your food and your budget is your calories.

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How Much Exercise Do You Need to Burn Off Thanksgiving Dinner?

It's no secret that the heart and soul of Thanksgiving is food. While those amazing comfort foods of Thanksgiving are mighty tasty, they're also not the healthiest. With the massive amount of calories being eaten in just one sitting, how long would you have to exercise to burn off that meal?

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