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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Uses Human Energy to Power Smoothie Machine [VIDEO]

At the Northland Wellness Community Day this year, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN had a very interesting booth. They used the energy of guests to generate power for their smoothie machine to provide healthy samples.

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A Reminder Warning to Spring Adopt-A-Highway Roadside Cleanup Crews

A few years ago, the Carlton County Transportation Department made us aware of a potential danger to our Adopt-A-Highway volunteers or and others that walk a long the roadway with our families or pets. Usually, the biggest safety concern is being hit by a passing vehicle, or if you are doing a highway clean-up project, being cut or poked by a piece of glass or metal.  But, this concern is much more dangerous and could leave you disfigured.

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NCWD/Permission: Michelle Russell
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The Diabetes Walk Joins Northland Community Wellness Day This Saturday

I have had the honor of emceeing the Northland Community Wellness Day for the past two years and I've watched the event continue to grow both in exhibits and community interest.  It's coming up this Saturday and I hope you can make it!  One of the growths this year is that the Diabetes Walk will be held in conjunction with NCWD.  It's truly a day the family can enjoy for free with over 75 exhibits.

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Are You into Organic Baby Food, Gerber Recalls Two of Their Food Pouches

We've always heard that organic is suppose to be better, right?  Not in the case of recalled organic Gerber baby food.  The company announced they are voluntarily recalling the contaminated pouches and taking it off store shelves.  Here's what you need to know.

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After 5 Months Smoke Free, Here’s Where I Still Struggle

I quit smoking 5 months ago.  That was honest to God my last cigarette.  I haven't taken a puff since.  The rewards have been worth not going back.  I feel better, I smell better, my sense of taste is better, all of that stuff is true.  I rarely have cravings anymore, but it's amazing how sometimes out of nowhere, I still struggle.

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Jeff Frey & Associates
Jeff Frey & Associates
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Need Inspiration? Attend Gearing Up For Grandma’s 2016 Featuring Local Runner Katie McGee

The weather has been great for training if you're registered for one of the races on Grandmas Marathon Weekend!  However, if you're in need of inspiration or if you are looking for valuable information then you'll want to attend the annual Gearing Up for Grandma’s pre-race seminar.  It doesn't matter if you're a novice or a beginner, the event will hold something for everyone.

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Here’s What A Heroin Overdose Looks Like From An EMT’s Point of View [VIDEO]

This is pretty chilling to watch.  A TV station in West Virginia recently did a story on the heroin epidemic that's hitting this country.  It shows a unique point of view from what the EMTs see when they arrive on scene.

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Bed Bug Summit Held Near Chicago
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Learn Everything You Should Know About Bed Bugs At A FREE Seminar Tonight At Denfeld High School

The first thing I do when we arrive at a hotel/motel for a stay is move the bedspread and sheets and check the bed for bugs.  They aren't easy to see either, they are teeny tiny little black specs and they love to travel.  Guaranteed if they're there they'll grab a trip with you home.  Want to know what to do to combat them?  Attend this seminar tonight.

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Worried About Lead In Your Home? Here’s How You Can Check in Duluth & Superior [VIDEO]

There's been a lot of talk lately about lead in our homes.  Whether it comes from the drinking water or from paint in houses, it's present in many homes.  There are some simple tests you can do, and there's some remedies as well.

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Are Expiration Dates On Food Reliable? [VIDEO]

I admit that before I buy a lot of things at the grocery store, I look at the expiration date.  This is especially true when it comes to milk and other fresh items.  I've always wondered how accurate these dates actually are and after watching this video, I'm even more suspicious.

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Wal-Mart Opens Its First Chicago Store
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Children’s Cough Syrup Recall Due To Incorrect Dosage Markings

As a parent you worry whenever your child is ill.  I don't want to alarm you, you only need to check your medicine cabinet to make sure you don't have any of this particular cough syrup, but there has been a recall due to incorrect markings on the dosage cup.

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Dentists Across Minnesota Provide Free Dental Care To Kids In February

Thousands of dental professionals volunteer their time to an annual event called Give Kids A Smile.  Each year, more than 5,000 children receive much-needed dental care and are provided with proper dental care knowledge to keep their teeth healthy.  Do you or someone you know need this service?

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