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Flu Shots Are Now Available At Neighborhood Essentia Clinics

About a month ago my daughter and I talked about getting our annual flu shots, something we do together every year.  Then, we both got colds so the idea was put on hold.  Now that we're both healthy again I set out to see where we could go.  I found that Essentia Clinics is offering the flu shots at multiple clinics across the Northland.

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Walking Could Be the Most Important Form of Exercise You Do

Forget what you see on those extreme-weight-loss reality shows. The simple act of walking may in fact be the most helpful form of exercise you're not doing enough.

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Duluth Health Expert Says to Remain Calm Regarding Ebola in U.S. [VIDEO]

As the news broke this week that an Ebola case was diagnosed in the United States, a lot of people started getting a little nervous.  We've seen movies about outbreaks sweeping the country, but just how likely is that.

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From a report at CNN.com
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First Ebola Case Diagnosed In United States; Find Out How The Virus Spreads [VIDEO]

A person in Dallas, Texas has been diagnosed with Ebola, the first case to be diagnosed in the United States.  The patient, whose identity hasn't been released, had recently visited Liberia.

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — The 7 Best Ways to Donate Now

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here's a list of seven of the best charities most deserving of your support.

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Beer Has Healthy Bone Benefits

I often hear about the benefits of drinking beer.  Since I'm a runner I wasn't sure that those benefits would be something that affected me.  But, after research, I found it certainly does!  My bones!  You don't have to be a runner to want healthy bones, you'd just be a blob if you didn't have bones, so if you're 21 consider the health of your bones at Twin Ports on Tap.

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Not-So-Fun Study Says Sweating the Small Stuff Could Kill You

It turns out that age-old advice not to sweat the small stuff is more than just a trite saying. It could save your life.

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What’s the Happiest (And Unhappiest) State in America?

If you live in this state, you have plenty of reason to smile.

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Paper Towels VS Air Dryers – What’s Your Preference?

I've heard many debates on this subject and still stick to my favorite, the paper towels.  Oh, I understand the pros of the air dryers but just the fact that I can use the paper towel when I touch the door handle to open it is a HUGE plus!  That's just the tip!

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Ken Hayes
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Halvor Lines Employees Lose “A Ton” of Weight [VIDEO]

Hats off to Halvor Lines and their employees for losing a combined total of over 2100 pounds in the last year.  The Superior, Wisconsin trucking company celebrated the achievement with a 5k this week.

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Why Was There A “Little Door” Installed At Essentia Health’s Erick Peter Person Children’s Cancer Center?

I had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Perko who is trained to work in Pediatric Oncology and Pediatric Hematology and get the answer to that question.  I also want to share information you and your family might not be aware of that will keep you at your job, in your community, with family and friends if your child should become sick.  All while still benefiting from the incredible research done at St. Jude!

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Best Over the Counter Cold Medicine: Advil Cold & Sinus

I am one of those people that gets a cold 2-3 times per year.  When I get them, they are bad.  Really bad.  Not like, "oh I'm a little stuffy," or "I have a scratchy throat."  I go throw on average 3 boxes of facial tissue for the amount of snot my body creates.  It is disgusting. 

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