Health

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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.


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On the farm in Cook County

Agriculture is hardly the first thing folks think of when they picture Cook County. In fact, many people think the cold climate and difficult soil make it almost impossible to grow food here, but all that doesn’t stop Nick Wharton and his family from trying. WTIP’s Barbara Jean Johnson has this report from our ongoing series on homesteading in Cook County.


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First Thursday broadcast deals with suicide

On May 6, WTIPs First Thursday Community Conversation dealt with suicide.

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ISD166 starts program to improve school lunch nutrition

Food at school. Obesity in kids. Improved nutrition for the young. All topics in the news today. It’s also a topic of discussion at Cook County Schools.

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Sen. Franken talks jobs, health care and Indian education on WTIP

During Wednesday morning’s “Daybreak” program Minnesota’s US Senator Al Franken weighed in on the extension of unemployment benefits and health care reform legislation, both to


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MPCA study finds chemical pollution in remote Minnesota lakes

In the last decade, studies have revealed that endocrine disrupting chemicals, or EDC’s, are present in virtually every watershed in the United States.  There is growing concern that eve