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NCWD/Permission: Michelle Russell
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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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Chris Allen youtube
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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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Top 6 Things To Do With Pumpkins Other Than Carve Them

It almost goes without saying: Halloween is the pumpkin farmers time in the spotlight.  If any one thing is synonymous with the October holiday it would be a big, bright-orange jack-o'-lantern.  As widely-celebrated as Halloween is, it seems like most families have at least one (or more) of these orbs somewhere in their house.  While it's uncertain when the tradition of carving pumpkins for Halloween first started, it's become a per-requisite to the celebration.

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What Are The Signs Of An Unhealthy Heart? Learn The Seven Signs Of Heart Issues

Heart health begins with you.  Ultimately, no one - not even your doctor - can tell you if you are experiencing the classic-symptoms of health issues.  Knowing what the early signs of heart problems can be the difference between life and death.

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Liv Friis-Larsen;
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How Can I Afford To Eat Healthy? West Duluth Branch Library Offers Help February 19

Most people want to eat health.  If you've tried to incorporate foods that are better for you into your diet, you've probably experienced the fact that "healthy" foods can be "pricy" foods.  The West Duluth Branch Library has a series of solutions and they're ready to offer them to the public for free - Thursday, February 19.

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Rafal Olechowski;
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Is Aluminum Cookware Safe To Use; Links Between The Popular Kitchen Ware And Health Concerns Suggest Caution

In the last few years, aluminum cookware has been frequently discussed as having negative effects on our health.  Whether it's Alzheimer's or even heart issues, aluminum has developed a bad reputation.  At the same time, aluminum has remained a popular source material for cookware like pots and pans.

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Why Can’t Statin Users Eat Grapefruit? How Does Grapefruit Affect Cholesterol Medications

If you've been prescribed a statin by your doctor to control high cholesterol, chances are you're aware that you shouldn't eat grapefruit or drink its juice.  But why?

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Brian Chase;
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Why Are Prescription Generic Drug Prices Rising? Lack Of Competition And Questionable Business Practices To Blame

If you're on a long-term maintenance prescription medication, chances are you've been directed to a generic form to help bring down your costs.  But what happens when the prices of those generics start to rise?

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Chancellor George Osborne Meets Women Leading The Economy
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The Biggest Threat To Your Children’s Health, and Just Minutes To Prevent It

Kids are bombarded by many things nowadays.So much more information available at a touch of the finger. They spend hours playing video games, watching TV, playing sports, texting, and on the computer. Only a couple of minutes each day can help prevent a lifetime of problems.

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What Are The Symptoms Of Hand-Foot-And-Mouth Disease? What Can You Do To Prevent It?

It appears that Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease is running its course in the Twin Ports with many cases being diagnosed.  But what exactly is it and how can you prevent it?

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No author listed. From TSM
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What Foods Won’t Doctors Eat? What Foods Do Doctors Keep From Their Diet?

Visit a doctor and they'll tell you that one of the ways to improve your overall health is to watch what you eat.  Speaking in generalities, we should all avoid fats, salt, and chemicals.  But what specific foods do doctors suggest we avoid?  Or, put another way - what foods don't doctors eat?

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(Photo by Jack Kearse/Emory University via Getty Images)
(Photo by Jack Kearse/Emory University via Getty Images)
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What Are The Signs Of The Ebola Virus? How Easy Is It To Contract Ebola?

Well, it's in the news and everyone's talking about Ebola now that it has hit the shores of the United States.  Internally, we have had one of our co-workers on location in Texas while the first cases of Ebola were breaking out in Texas - so - it made me wonder:  What are the signs and symptoms of the Ebola virus?

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