Health Matters

Essentia Fitness: Working Out In The Heat

A physical therapist shares tips on hydration, clothes, and sun protection

ESSENTIA FITNESS– KVRR’s Shiina LoSciuto is back talking with a physical therapist. For this week’s Essentia Fitness , she share tips on working out in the heat. Tags: Essentia Fitness, Health Matters, heat, working out

Health Matters: The Newest Technology in Ambulances

An ambulance is capable of doing just about everything an emergency room can

HEALTH MATTERS — Most people don’t know what an ambulance looks like until they have to ride one. As technology moves forward, so does the care you can find in an ambulance. A Detroit Lakes paramedic with Essentia Health St. Mary’s helps us get familiar with the tools in this rescue rig. In what is often an already scary situation,…

Health Matters: Gearing Up for the Marathon

It's not just about lacing up your shoes when it comes to preparing for a marathon

HEALTH MATTERS– Whether you run the marathon every year, or it’s your first time, there are things you can do to prepare your body for the event. Participating in a marathon is not something you can do overnight. It takes training and a lot of preparation. Part of that prep work goes all the way up to the moment you…

Health Matters: Working Out Home vs. Gym

Two physical therapist say there are no limits when it comes to where you can work out

HEALTH MATTERS–Is it better for you to work out at home or join a gym? For this week’s Health Matters, two Essentia Health physical therapist share both sides of the workout debate. It’s clear leading an active life helps you lead a healthier life. How you do that can depend on your lifestyle, your schedule and your space. “When I…

Health Matters: Knowing What Melanoma Looks Like

Melanoma is the deadliest of skin cancers

HEALTH MATTERS–May is melanoma awareness month. It’s the deadliest of skin cancers. School is almost out, which means there’s more time to be out in the sun and more dangers for your skin. But summer isn’t the only time to be concerned. Doctors recommend protecting yourself from the sun whenever you’re outside. “Most of the melanoma is from ultraviolet radiation exposure,”…

Health Matters: What is Osteoporosis?

Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but there are things you can do to lower your risk

HEALTH MATTERS–If you have osteoporosis, you’re more at risk to be injured doing everything things. At least 54 million Americans have osteoporosis. Anyone at any age can develop the disease and for everyone, the effects can be serious. “Osteoporosis is painless until you have a fracture,” said Dr. Sleckman, with Essentia Health Rheumatology. Dr. Sleckman explained that as bones lose…

Essentia Fitness: The Benefits of Massage

If you were waiting for sign to take a day to yourself.. this might be it

ESSENTIA FITNESS–Not only are massages good for the body, but according to one Essentia Health physical therapist it also has emotional benefits. Tags: benefit, Essentia Fitness, Health Matters, Massage

Health Matters: Recognizing the Signs of a Stroke

In the United States, strokes are the number one cause of long term disability

HEALTH MATTERS — Every four minutes, somebody in the United States dies from a stroke. Experts say people may not know what it looks like to experience the nation’s fifth highest cause of death. In the United States, strokes are the number one cause of long term disability. There are many people who live a normal life after experiencing a stroke. That’s…

Essentia Fitness: Preparing To Work Out In Cooler Temperatures

It's not quite summer yet but if you're like us at KVRR you're itching to go outside even if it means facing the wind

It’s not quite summer yet…. but if you’re like us at KVRR you’re itching to go outside… even if it means facing the wind! An Essentia Health Physical Therapist is reminding how to prepare for working out in cooler temperatures. Tags: cold temperatures, cooler, Essentia Fitness, ESSENTIA HEALTH, health, Health Matters, Outdoors

Health Matters: The Long Term Effects of Athletics

These brothers share their story of how sports helped shape their career path

One brother helps athletes get back on their feet. You know the other as a star on the NDSU football team. Most of us were more active before graduation. The chance to play eventually comes to end, but these brothers found another way to pursue their passion of living a healthy life. “Our dad was a huge wrestler so we…