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#Essentia Health Tips | Redefining after-school snacks

By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. Let’s redefine after-school snacks With school back in session, it’s time to plan for after-school snacks. For kids and many adults, snacking is necessary to meet our daily needs for vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Children eat 25 percent of their calories from snacks but still… Read More #Essentia Health Tips | Redefining after-school snacks

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#Essentia Health Tips | Try a new twist on zucchini with “Zoodles”

  By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. a new twist on zucchini with “Zoodles”   It is the A to Z time of summer: August brings an overabundance of zucchini.   Zucchini is exploding in our gardens and filling up stands at farmers’ markets. What do we do with this green… Read More #Essentia Health Tips | Try a new twist on zucchini with “Zoodles”

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#Esssentia Health Tip: Swimmer’s Itch Getting Under your Skin?

Swimmer’s itch is an uncomfortable but harmless skin rash that you can’t see when you step out of the water after a swim, but boy, can you feel them later. What is Swimmer’s Itch? Swimmer’s itch (cercarial dermatitis) – also known as “duck itch” or “lake itch” – is microscopic parasites lurking in lake water,… Read More #Esssentia Health Tip: Swimmer’s Itch Getting Under your Skin?

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Dental pain ruining your weekend? Essentia Health to partner with area Dentists for pain relief

Essentia Health and Brainerd Lakes Area Dental Offices are Working together for solutions to emergency dental care. The Emergency Department at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center can now offer patients with emergency dental problems more than antibiotics and pain medications. Patients can also get a referral to a local dentist to treat the underlying problem.… Read More Dental pain ruining your weekend? Essentia Health to partner with area Dentists for pain relief