Essentia Health, Family, Health

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

Best Of, Essentia Health

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

Book Love, Essentia Health, Family

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

Essentia Health, guest posts, recipes

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

Life Lessons, recipes

Power Your Brain {Good food in, Good thoughts out}

Feed your brain with these healthy eating tips By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. For decades, we’ve heard how to take care of our hearts. Eat healthier. Stay active. Control blood sugar, blood pressure and blood cholesterol. We’ve heard little about how to keep our brains sharp as we age. The… Read More Power Your Brain {Good food in, Good thoughts out}