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August 21, 2016
Briefly standing, or being active, reduces blood sugar across the day
August 21, 2016 - 8:47pm
August 19, 2016
Among nearly 6,000 U.S. seniors followed for two to four years, those who felt older than their years at the start were 18 percent more likely to develop cognitive impairment and 29 percent more likely to develop full-blown dementia, compared with peers who felt younger. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
Seniors who feel 'old' more likely to have memory problems
August 19, 2016 - 1:06pm
August 18, 2016
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen inside Oxitec laboratory in Campinas, Brazil, February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File Photo
Study in mice shows Zika virus may also attack adult brain cells
August 18, 2016 - 12:31pm
August 15, 2016
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Crow Wing Energized: Adverse Childhood Experiences: Divorce or Separation of a Parent
August 15, 2016 - 2:55pm
Participants pause at the end of the hour-long yoga session Saturday at the Brainerd High School athletic field. The day was designed as an outreach event for the Lakes Area Music Festival and a way to expose people to yoga. Renee Richardson/Brainerd Dispatch
Community yoga, classical music combine
August 15, 2016 - 2:52pm
Around 400 animals are kept at the Venomtech lab in Kent, England, including about 70 species of tarantula and 30 species of scorpion. Many of these kill their prey with venoms that contain hundreds of protein molecules, some of which block nerve activity. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
Spiders and scorpions 'drafted' in fight against superbugs
August 15, 2016 - 2:37pm
Behavioral health home services now covered under Medical Assistance
August 15, 2016 - 2:29pm
Fit Fact: Lower salt to improve heart health
August 15, 2016 - 2:28pm
Having a pet in the family comes with health benefit, especially for women older than 50 who own a cat, a recent study suggests. Renee Richardson/Brainerd Dispatch
Healthy Living: 3 things for better health
August 15, 2016 - 2:28pm
Mammograms go 3-D at Essentia Health
August 15, 2016 - 2:28pm
9th annual Kiwanis Kids Triathlon set Aug. 27
August 15, 2016 - 2:27pm
Children in the Fun Stop program visit Grampa G's gardens and greenhouse in Pillager to tour the farm. Pillager Schools partners with Grampa G's farm to locally source a portion of produce used in summer meal plans. (Submitted photo)
Fun Stop learns about local food
August 15, 2016 - 2:27pm
August 11, 2016
Medical marijuana is displayed in Los Angeles, California, U.S. August 6, 2007. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo
DEA denies petition to reclassify marijuana
August 11, 2016 - 11:22am
August 9, 2016
"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