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Healthy Strategies for Holiday Weight Management

by North Memorial

Karen Palmer, a Registered Dietician at North Memorial, offers several great tips for holiday weight management:

  • Take each day/function one at a time and strive to tackle each one individually instead of the total holiday season.
  • Avoid empty-stomach syndrome. Never go to a holiday party on an empty stomach.
  • One trip to the buffet. Choose a small plate also.

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Partnership for Change Promotes Awareness, and Prevention of, Prescription Drug Abuse

by North Memorial

Based at North Memorial Medical Center, Partnership for Change is a local coalition of youth, parents, schools, law enforcement, and community groups that are working together to reduce drug use among youth and young adults in northwest Hennepin County. The organization's effort to heighten awareness around prescription drug abuse was recently featured on Channel 12, Northwest Community Television News, Fox 9 News and KARE 11 News.

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FREE, Essential Mobile Health Apps

by North Memorial

If you don't use your smart phone or tablet as a health tool, here are three FREE apps to get you started: iTriage, for checking symptoms and locating nearby care facilities, North eCare for online diagnosis and treatment, and MyChart, for accessing personal health records, making appointments and more. Each is available for use on iOS and Android mobile devices.

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Recipe: Cheesy Artichoke Spread

by North Memorial

This is a light and delicious appetizer that can be made in a snap! There are several different versions of this recipe but many contain a lot more fat using regular mayonnaise. I think this is a very tasty version that is a lot healthier.

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