Health

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Mayo Clinic climbs Mt. Everest to study effects of altitude

Buck spoke Apr. 20 with Andy Miller, senior research technologist at Mayo Clinic, about a research project under way to study the effects of altitude on respiration, metabolism, sleep patterns and more, in order to gain knowledge to apply to regular folks back home. Six researchers from Mayo are traveling up Mt. Everest to do it; you can follow their progress here.


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Sweet news...chocolate may help keep you thin

Buck spoke Apr. 6 with Dr. Beatrice Golomb, physician-scientist at the University of California-San Diego, about her recently published study showing that chocolate consumption is associated with lower weight. Who knew?


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Dietitian Bonnie Brost on the challenges and rewards of healthy eating

Bob chatted recently with Bonnie Brost of the Heart to Heart Lifestyle Management Program at St. Mary's Duluth Clinic about obesity, eating more healthfully, and why it's often so hard to make the right food choices. She's giving several seminars in Grand Marais Wed. and Thurs. Feb. 29 and Mar. 1. See the events page on our website for more info.


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Don't panic...Butterball Turkey Talk-Line experts are standing by

Caitlin O'Rourke, Butterball Turkey Talk-Line expert, joined Bob and Buck by phone Nov. 18 to talk all things turkey as Thanksgiving  approaches. You can reach the turkey experts at 1-800-288-8372 or www.butterball.com Hint: Do not attempt to thaw your turkey by swaddling it in an electric blanket.


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Mountaineer/motivational speaker Walt Hampton on living a life that matters

Buck spoke Oct. 21 with Walt Hampton, mountaineer, executive coach, and adventure photographer, about his new book, "Journeys on the Edge: Living a Life That Matters," about seizing the moment and realizing your dreams.


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Can meditation and mindfulness really make you happier? Jason Marsh of the Greater Good Science Center says yes

Bob chatted Aug. 19 with Jason Marsh, editor-in-chief of Greater Good Magazine, about meditation and mindfulness and how they actually change the structure of our brains. The magazine is published by the Greater Good Science Center at UC-Berkeley, whose mission is to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior.


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Seduced by smartphones? Psychologist Lisa Merlo on how some people are addicted

Bob spoke Aug. 12 with psychologist & addiction expert Dr. Lisa Merlo of the University of Florida, about how people are becoming increasingly attached and even addicted to their smart phones.


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ElderNomics Minnesota highlights economic struggles of seniors

More than 13 million older adults in America are economically insecure. They live one bad break, one accident, or one layoff away from economic disaster.


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Local Dentist Dr. Alyssa Hedstrom Talks Access To Health Care In Cook County

Host Cathy Quinn invited Dr. Alyssa Hedstrom of Grand Marais Family Dentistry to the AM Community Calendar program Friday, January 28. In this unedited interview, Dr.


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Empty Bowls fundraiser draws attention to growing demand for food support

Empty Bowls, an international event to raise money to fight hunger while promoting art and community action, takes place at the First Congregation Church in Grand Marais this coming Thursday.