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A Dietitian’s advice on ways to make your favorite recipes Healthier

**shared with permission from Essential Health Press Release   Make your recipes healthier with a few easy steps The Holidays mean many of us plan to do more cooking at home. Cooking from scratch gives us the opportunity to Make Recipes Healthier that still taste great. Denise Cleveland, registered and licensed dietitian and Director of… Read More A Dietitian’s advice on ways to make your favorite recipes Healthier

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Tips for avoiding a cold this winter | Advice from Essentia Health

Guest post from Essentia Health of Brainerd Note from Becky: As I type this, half of my household is battling runny noses and hacking coughs. Being sick is the pits and exceptionally so around the holidays. Here are some Tips for avoiding a cold this winter from the peeps that are in-the-know at Essentia Health… Read More Tips for avoiding a cold this winter | Advice from Essentia Health

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Holiday Healthy Hacks | Taking Healthy Dishes to your Holiday Parties

By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. Holiday Healthy Hacks We’re in the holiday season when parties challenge our commitment to healthy eating. There are family parties, club parties, work parties and annual gathering of friends. These events are often centered on food that’s loaded with calories, sugar, fat and sodium. When… Read More Holiday Healthy Hacks | Taking Healthy Dishes to your Holiday Parties

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Discarding unwanted prescriptions | New service at #Essentia Health pharmacies

Essentia Health of Brainerd/Baxter wants to keep unused or expired drugs out of the wrong hands, out of the landfill, and out of our rivers and streams.  Now, anyone can safely and anonymously discard unwanted prescriptions and over-the-counter medications at any Essentia Health retail pharmacy with the addition of big, bright blue drop-off boxes. “Currently,… Read More Discarding unwanted prescriptions | New service at #Essentia Health pharmacies

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Happy Bellies | Eating the Mediterranean Way

By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. Eating the Mediterranean Way | The Mediterranean Diet There are plenty of diets and eating plans that profess to help you get to better health. Research consistently emphasizes the same foods: vegetables, fruits, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds and whole grains. You also need to banish highly… Read More Happy Bellies | Eating the Mediterranean Way

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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Resources #YouAreNotAlone

Guest post from Essentia Health of Brainerd Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Resources Suicide touches families, friends and the entire community…. Suicide does more than end one life. It creates a ripple effect throughout a community, as surviving family members and friends experience a range of emotions, including grief, guilt, anger, abandonment, helplessness, denial and shock.… Read More Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Resources #YouAreNotAlone

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Road Trip Nibbles-healthy snack option that are under 200 calories!) #EssentiaHealth

** By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. Choosing healthy snacks is more important than ever in our culture because very few of us eat sit-down meals. Often we race through each day without much thought about when or what we will eat. More than nine out of 10 American adults snack… Read More Road Trip Nibbles-healthy snack option that are under 200 calories!) #EssentiaHealth

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Bring on the summer YUM! Chicken Skewers Grillers Recipe

By Shellie Cibuzar, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center. A big part of our No Bummer Summer is grilling and picnicking. On a summer day, spicy chicken skewers sizzling on the grill are one of my mouth-watering favorites. Grilling often focuses on meats, especially beef and pork. Opting for chicken or turkey… Read More Bring on the summer YUM! Chicken Skewers Grillers Recipe

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May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day and #Essentia Health wants to Help

**Shared with permission from Essentia Health of Brainerd It may seem like a simple concept, but washing your hands really is one of the best ways to stay healthy.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), handwashing reduces the number of diarrhea cases by a third, and the number of colds and other respiratory… Read More May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day and #Essentia Health wants to Help

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Delish Dish-Essentia Health’s Chicken Skewers Sizzle

By Shellie Cibuzar, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center.  On a summer day, spicy chicken skewers sizzling on the grill are one of my mouth-watering favorites. Grilling often focuses on meats, especially beef and pork. Opting for chicken or turkey instead gives you a meal that’s lower in fat and calories,… Read More Delish Dish-Essentia Health’s Chicken Skewers Sizzle

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Heart Health: What Your Heart May be Telling You

**Taken from an Essentia Health press release-shared with permission Women often experience different symptoms before a heart attack When Mary Jo Warren started noticing pain in the back of her shoulders, she figured it was stress or maybe she was spending too much time hunched over her new e-reader. Then she realized she felt the… Read More Heart Health: What Your Heart May be Telling You

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The Warning Signs for Melanoma – Tips from Essentia Health’s Skin Renewal Center

      After a cold and rainy spring, summer is finally here in the Northland.  And while you are enjoying the warmth of the rays, Essentia Health wants to remind you to protect yourself from the suns’ deadly UV rays. “One in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime,” says Miranda Lyons, an aesthetician… Read More The Warning Signs for Melanoma – Tips from Essentia Health’s Skin Renewal Center