General

Prevent type 2 diabetes with free class in Duluth

Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes? One in three Americans are – take the quiz at http://www.DoIHavePrediabetes.org to find out if you are one of them. If you live in the Duluth area, a yearlong lifestyle change program beginning Aug. 2 is being offered free of charge to those with prediabetes. Read on for more… Continue reading Prevent type 2 diabetes with free class in Duluth

Breastfeeding

Healthy Northland a leader in breastfeeding

Northeastern Minnesota is a leader in the state – and nation – when it comes to breastfeeding. The seven counties in northeastern Minnesota – Koochiching, Itasca, Aitkin, Cook, Lake, St. Louis and Carlton – came out significantly on top in a preliminary report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Babies who are fed only breast… Continue reading Healthy Northland a leader in breastfeeding

Tobacco-free Living

Close to 60 professionals attend tobacco training

More than 60 mental health professionals attended a training on Treating Tobacco Dependence in Behavioral Health Settings in Duluth, Feb. 25-26. The training was conducted by staff from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and was sponsored by the American Lung Association, the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and… Continue reading Close to 60 professionals attend tobacco training