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Living with a chronic condition can be a challenge. Just ask Barb Welch. She lives with two of them. “I have diabetes and arthritis,” Welch says. “I have a lot of aches and pains.”
With summer in full swing and seemingly unlimited opportunities for kids to play, it’s a good time to remember that play isn’t just fun — it’s the foundation for healthy growth.
Sometimes, finding time to exercise can seem like a bigger challenge than your workout itself. But with a little planning, you can fit fitness into your schedule. Here are a few tips to help you get on the right track.
What is the best recipe for maximizing memory? Research suggests following an eating plan that provides a healthier selection of dietary fats and an array of plant foods rich in phytonutrients. There still is a lot to learn about what makes a brain-healthy diet.
It's that time of year again: wedding season. This can be a time of blissful happiness or a time that stretches the limits of self-restraint while trying to keep your health in check.
Throughout summer and fall, families can be found hiking and camping along the beautiful rivers, bluffs and woods. A common concern for these outdoor enthusiasts is tick bites.
At 31 years old with a young daughter and the natural inclination to go, go, go, slowing down was hard for Lindsey Bruns to imagine. However, Bruns, a business owner and Mankato resident, was forced to reduce her daily pace when she was hit with two major life events in 2016. She fell off her horse and broke her hip in May, and in June, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
At age 15, Temeka Wirkkala had been a rising star athlete at her high school in Red Wing, Minnesota. During a basketball game, Wirkkala went up for a shot, and her opponent took her to the ground. Upon landing, Wirkkala’s leg ended up behind her back.
In the past several years, my family and I have watched many changes take place in our neighborhood. Most significantly, the road outside our house needed to be replaced. With the death of a loved one, we often face a similar change in landscape.
There’s so much to know about how a woman’s body changes. Women talk about periods, breast-feeding, stretch marks, weight gain and hot flashes. But, so often, many of the details of the aging process go undiscussed. Here’s a little quiz to check your knowledge when it comes to uterine prolapse.
It’s estimated about 80 percent of people will suffer from low back pain in their lifetime. Knowing what to do when the time comes is important.
“Melanoma. That really got my attention.” That is how Mark Schoonover, 63, of Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin, describes the moment he learned he had skin cancer in August 2015.