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HIBBING — As July fades into August and “Back To School” sales line the aisles of shopping centers, area students and their families will start planning for the beginning of the school year.

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HIBBING — Fairview Range recently was recognized for its superior performance in workplace safety during the Governor’s Safety Awards ceremony coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council.

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Trying on their marvelous chorus costumes for the Northern Lights Music Festival production of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” from left, are: Nan Rupp of Chisholm, Lanae Ronchetti of Hibbing and Carol Zakula of Buhl. The opera will be performed at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at the Chisholm High…

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HIBBING — For Talia and Dan Sandys of Side Lake, the weeks leading up to the birth of their daughter at Fairview Range Medical Center (FRMC) in Hibbing were a blur of worry, heartache and tears.

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HIBBING — Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects around 8 million adults in any given year, according to the National Center for PTSD.

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HIBBING — With the fishing season officially open in Minnesota, the many lakes and waterways of this region beckon to individuals and families to try their luck with a hook and bait.

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HIBBING — Measles is a contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. Symptoms begin with a mild to moderate fever, coughing and a runny nose, and can develop into a high fever and a red, blotchy rash that begins on the face and spreads down the body.

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HIBBING — Proper disposal of medications can benefit both the environment and the increasing abuse of prescription drugs.

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HIBBING — It happens all the time. You feel sick, you go to the doctor, they prescribe a medicine. A few days later, feeling better, you decide you don’t need the medication any longer and you stop taking it.

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HIBBING — St. Louis and Itasca counties are in the highest risk zones for tick borne disease in the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

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HIBBING — In the ever-increasing healthcare maze, there is one network of professionals who dedicate their work to preventing and promoting health in communities so residents can live better, longer and without the complications that call for a doctor’s office.

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DULUTH — St. Louis County Public Health and the Board of Commissioners presented their second annual Public Health Achievement Awards — one to an individual, and the other to a collaborative effort. The awards were presented during the County Board meeting Tuesday in Duluth.

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HIBBING — As the days lengthen and the trees begin to bud, it’s a good time to turn over a new leaf. And eat a few, too.

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HIBBING — Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death.

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HIBBING — For chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and heart disease, living with an illness is a day to day struggle with no magic pill.

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HIBBING — With the recent rains, snowblowing seems like a thing of the past.

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HIBBING — Flu activity is increasing in the state and the flu season can last through April, according to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

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HIBBING — Space heaters are often a convenient way to add extra warmth on cold winter days. But without proper care and attention, space heaters can be a very real fire hazard.

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HIBBING — Being a parent can be stressful. Parents often struggle with walking the line between being a caregiver and being a disciplinarian.

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HIBBING — Radon, an odorless, colorless gas, poses a significant health risk and is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers, according to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

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HIBBING — Blood is essential to life. It delivers nutrients and oxygen to cells. It’s the first defense for infections, and helps heal wounds.

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HIBBING — The holidays are a time to enjoy friends and family, and, of course, food and drink. Holiday meals are often a celebration of the season, of family and community, but for many Minnesotans who live with diabetes, the holidays can be an anxious time.

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HIBBING — As parents across the area begin to think about their children’s Christmas lists, they don’t often think about an emergency room visit around the holidays.

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HIBBING — Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is currently the fifth leading cause of death in Minnesota, according to a new report the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

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HIBBING — The early childhood years are a time for discovery and learning. These are the years when children first begin to interact with the world and begin to understand their role within it.

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HIBBING — As adults, we are attached to our cell phones. Many of us use computers daily, and we may even relax by reading on a tablet.

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HIBBING — In just two weeks, those living with long-term health issues will have the opportunity to participate in a new series of workshops here on the Central Range.

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VIRGINIA — Realizing a standalone facility was no longer feasible, Iron Range Rehabilitation and Essentia Health recently approved a merger of sorts that will allow the area’s large health care system to provide rehab services in Virginia.

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HIBBING — Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death, and affects millions of people daily.

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HIBBING — With the arrival of Dr. Christopher Reilly at Fairview Range Medical Center (FRMC), also ushered in is a new service in the area of pain management.

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HIBBING — Ruth Hartz marvels at today’s resources for caregivers. She easily recalls the 1980s, when she and family members cared for her dad — a time when there were little to no resources.

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