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Preparing For Spring

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Preparing For Spring With spring sports just starting and the unseasonably warm weather we have been having lately (which nobody is complaining right?) I figured it’s time to remind everyone about acclimating to the weather and preseason/tryouts. It is very important whenever starting a new season, no matter when, to remember to start slow and […]

New York to Minnesota: One Year Down

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New York to Minnesota: One Year Down It has been a year since my husband and I have moved from New York to Minnesota. Although most things are the same no matter where you live there are some differences. I figured I would let you all in on the differences I have noticed over the […]

Was There Polar Redemption?

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(Image via MNvolleyballhub) Was There Polar Redemption? For the third year in a row North St Paul Polars will take on Roseville Raiders in the Section 4AAA Volleyball finals. Both 2012 and 2013 ended with 3-0 Roseville victory regardless of ranking going into the final game. Now after the semifinal wins over Cretin-Derham Hall and East […]

Minnesota 9th Annual Hope & Hearts Run / Memorial Walk

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Minnesota 9th Annual Hope & Hearts Run / Memorial Walk As I previously wrote about my daughter Sophia Ann was born prematurely at 23 weeks and passed away a mere 9 hours later.  In memoriam of her and all children who left us too soon. The Minnesota 9th Annual Hope & Hearts Run / Memorial walk is Saturday […]

Death To “Just In Case” Stigma

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Death To “Just In Case” Stigma Child loss is one of the hardest subjects to discuss for anyone whether it be the one who lost a child or not.  Most people don’t know what to say to someone who has lost a child and many times says the wrong thing in trying to make sense […]

New Advances In Concussion Management By Accident

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(Image via Business Insider) New Advances In Concussion Management By Accident Not all medical breakthroughs are discovered on purpose.  Just ask Stanford intern Theo Roth, who discovered how a concussion affects the brain in real time by messing up brain surgery on mice.  In 2010 Roth was supposed to be removing a portion of the […]

Lower Back Pain Treatment

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Lower Back Pain Treatment Lower back pain is one of the most common injuries experienced.  There are numerous causes and treatments; so what’s causing your pain. Some of the most common causes for lower back pain are: Injury or overuse which could include muscular injuries or bone injuries to the vertebrae Pressure from conditions such […]

How 7 Winter Vegetables Will Help Your Health

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7 Winter Vegetables To Help Your Health I recently ran across this really good article about winter vegetables and the benefits in your health.  It is also important to remember that a healthy diet helps your body run more efficiently and can help you feel warmer during these brutally cold winter days.  Larger fatty meals may […]