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Delores Alleckson, a nurse practitioner at Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes, often sees people with a variety of mood disorders. Alleckson said some disorders require medications, while others can be addressed with dietary changes, or a combination of both.
U.S. President Joe Biden met on Thursday with executives from infant formula manufacturers and retailers, pressing them to do everything possible to get families access.
Crow Wing Energized launched the One Vegetable, One Community initiative to encourage healthy eating. The latest Crow Wing County Community Health Survey found 2 out of 3 adults in the county are not eating the recommended five or more fruits and vegetables a day.
Coffee intake carries both pros and cons when it comes to health.

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Rachel Iverson, a registered dietitian with Sanford Health in Bismarck, says heavily processed foods such as boxed macaroni and cheese, canned soup and frozen dinners often contain unhealthy levels of sodium; the reason being that salt is used as a preservative to extend shelf life. Yet, there are high sodium products whose heart stopping saltiness tends to stay under a consumer’s radar.
One of the challenges of hailing from a family of four girls is the competitiveness. For instance, one of our great fears is being "the fat one" at family reunions. Is this barbaric, superficial, and destructive? Yes, yes and yes. But keep in mind you are talking to women who grew up in an era where beauty trumped comfort or safety.
Gratitude increases happiness and well-being. Specifically, research reveals that gratitude increases a host of positive emotions including: joy, optimism, pleasure and enthusiasm.
Holiday cheer is what we can do. It is what we, as a community, can do for our seniors. It makes a difference.
Hospice is really a philosophy of care that gives those with advanced diseases extra care to make their final transition as more peaceful, comfortable, and dignified..

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Fracas over new food scoring system showcases the perils of rankings based on nutrient formulas
By entering the 56401 ZIP code, a list of 1,559 programs from food to help for housing or legal services, transportation and emergency funding and more are listed.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. It is the eighth leading cause of death in Minnesota, and is the second leading cause of death for young people 15-24 years of age. There is one suicide every 11 minutes in the U.S. and one attempt every 26 seconds.

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