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How Cool Are The Weight Stations On The Paved Trail In Two Harbors?

While we were camping in Two Harbors at Burlington Bay, we had to run to Super One. We decided to go for a drive on the road that passes by Super One.  We saw a paved running trail and made note that we would have to try that route the next morning, then we saw something that was so cool we just had to stop and take a pic.

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Could The Popular Acid Reducer Omeprazole Be Killing Me?

Well this just plain sucks.  I've been taking over the counter Omeprazole for about two years now to treat regularly occurring heartburn.  It was a miracle when I found it, because it's the only antacid that really did the trick for me.  Now this week, a study has come out saying that it increases my risk for an early death.  Usually I brush these "studies" off, but this was kind of alarming.

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5 Things To Enjoy With Your Family At The Northland Community Wellness Day

I remember the first Northland Community Wellness Day that I emceed.  I walked into the Romano Gym on the campus of UMD not knowing what to expect...

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Here is The Key To Quitting Smoking, Whether You Quit Cold Turkey Or Have Help

Today is National Kick Butts Day, where they urge you to using tobacco for one day.  The goal is that if you can make it one day without cigarettes, you know you can do it.  I smoked my last cigarette 16 months ago, and it wasn't any tricks or patches, or gum that got me to quit.  I've tried that before.  This time I had the key.

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Tips for Surviving This Year’s Super Stomach Bug

Two weeks ago our 8 year old came home from school looking a little pale and saying he had a stomach ache.  That's when it all began.  

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Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of MN Retail Center In Duluth Opens With Street Yoga [VIDEO]

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to welcome the new Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota's Retail Center in downtown Duluth during Sidewalk Days.  Some of the highlights included a ribbon cutting with the Duluth Chamber of Commerce, speeches by Mayor Emily Larson, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota President and CEO, Michael Guyette and the center's manager, Jeremy Hoglund.  Many visitors to the grand opening were also treated to the first of many classes with street yoga.

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Celebrate Survivorship and Breast Cancer Survivors Friday Evening in Duluth

In honor of Mother's Day and Women's Health Week, there will be a terrific event to celebrate survivorship and to raise funds for breast cancer survivors this Friday, May 6, 2016.

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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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Joshua Lott, Getty Images
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With Very Cold Temps Coming this Weekend, Use These Tips to Prevent Frostbite

This weekend will find temperatures and wind chills below zero.  I believe the official term for such conditions is "butt-nasty cold".   We haven't had to deal with such cold yet this winter, so now is a great time to remember the ways to prevent frostbite, especially if you're heading to the Vikings game on Sunday.

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Chris Allen’s Son, Sam, Kickstarts Your New Year’s Weight Loss In This Workout Video

Everyone says when the new year comes that this is the year to start the diet and workout that will help me lose 10 lbs or more to get to that target weight. My son Sam told me he knew what to do to help me lose weight, so I went to the YMCA with him and she showed me what he thought a good workout would be.

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Infectious Disease Specialists Urge Flu Vaccines, Tis The Season

It's that time of the year again and while many people are scoffing at a flu shot because last year's shot had low effectiveness, why take the chance?

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Video Finally Answers the Question: Is It Okay To Crack Your Knuckles? [WATCH]

I have always had the habit of cracking my knuckles.  I know it has irritated people I've been hanging out with, but I just can't help it.  I've also heard that it's bad for me and could lead to things like arthritis, so when I saw the title of this video I had to find out.

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