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August 9, 2016
“For middle aged and older people, volunteering has beneficial effects because of the social roles and family connections which are more likely to promote volunteering at that stage of the life-course,” Dr. Faiza Tabassum of Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute at the University of Southampton in the UK said. “An example would be that many parents of school-aged children become involved in school-related activities in various voluntary capacities.” BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
After age 40, volunteering linked to enhanced mental health
August 9, 2016 - 4:21pm
"The public hears almost daily about legitimate research advances in stem cells and correctly equates these cells with the body's own natural mechanisms of repair," Rasko added by email. "But these marketers then co-opt such ideas beyond what's proven here and now and make claims that the cells can somehow transfer wellness, rejuvenation and anti-aging - these are claims that cannot be sustained by current scientific evidence." BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
Websites often promote unproven stem cell therapies
August 9, 2016 - 3:09pm
August 8, 2016
A typical full face CPAP mask. By JoJoJo04 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Online marketplace offers cheaper CPAP machines without a prescription
August 8, 2016 - 3:00pm
A man poses with a magnifier in front of a Facebook logo on display in this illustration taken in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo
You'll never believe what happens next... Facebook News Feed to show fewer 'clickbait' headlines
August 8, 2016 - 2:41pm
Nick Johnson, the first person to beat "Pokemon Go" and capture all 145 Pokemon, poses with his mobile phone showing Pokemon characters he captured in Tokyo, Japan, August 8, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Self-claimed First Pokemon Go master says not done with game, hopes for more features
August 8, 2016 - 2:31pm
Trypanosoma forms in blood smear from patient with African trypanosomiasis. Trypanosoma forms in blood smear from patient with African trypanosomiasis. Parasite. Photo Credit: Content Providers(s): CDC/Dr. Myron G. Schultz - This media comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Image Library (PHIL), with identification number #613.
Compound found to treat, kill three parasitic tropical diseases
August 8, 2016 - 1:44pm
A customer tries different e-cigarette flavors at the Henley Vaporium in New York, U.S. June 23, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo
E-cigarette, cigar makers rush new products to market ahead of coming regulations
August 8, 2016 - 12:06pm
August 7, 2016
Free Car Seat Clinic set Aug. 11
August 7, 2016 - 9:04pm
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Crow Wing Energized: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Incarcerated Parents
August 7, 2016 - 8:45pm
A Matter of Balance: Reducing your Risk of Falls classes begin August in Nisswa and September in Brainerd
August 7, 2016 - 8:32pm
Being organized can help create more time to get out and be active. Make a “to-do” each day with the most important items at the top and be realistic about what can be done. Renee Richardson/Brainerd Dispatch
Monday Motivator: 3 things for better health
August 7, 2016 - 8:03pm
Dental Facts: Did you know?
August 7, 2016 - 7:18pm
Lower the fats in meat
August 7, 2016 - 6:14pm
Mary Jane Johnson-Olson of Backus has the confidence to travel after seeking options to deal with incontinence  with the Essentia Health Urology team. (Submitted photo)
On the go: Finding solutions for incontinence
August 7, 2016 - 6:13pm
Runners are doused with corn starch-based colored powder at color stations along the Baxter route of last year's Kaleidoscope 5K Fund Run to benefit Central MN Adult & Teen Challenge in Brainerd. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch)
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