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Holiday gatherings often center on food.

Holiday gatherings often center on food

Holiday gatherings often center on food. Our favorite treats symbolize connection and celebration. But for families managing food allergies, this heightened emphasis on food is stressful. And when food becomes the symbol of our affection for each other, it’s about more than just the menu.

When new eating habits meet treasured holiday traditions, it’s tough for everyone – from the grandma whose traditional peanut butter blossom cookies are suddenly off the menu to the dad trying to prep his daughter with multiple allergies for a holiday party buffet.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 07:38
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Healthcare hub under construction in downtown Northfield

Healthcare hub under construction in downtown Northfield

Construction is now underway to expand downtown healthcare resources in the Sterling Pharmacy building on Division Street at 7th Street.

The building will house a new Express Care Clinic for Northfield Hospital + Clinics, delivering care for common illnesses with no appointment necessary in a convenient location and at convenient hours, including evenings and weekends.  

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 15:50
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What’s your risk for prediabetes?

What’s your risk for prediabetes?

Eighty four million Americans have prediabetes. Are you one?

Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal (but not as high as type 2 diabetes). Prediabetes put you at increased risk of heart disease, and stroke as well as developing type 2 diabetes.

Because there are no clear symptoms of prediabetes, 90% who have it . . . don’t know it.

It’s important to talk to your doctor about getting your blood sugar tested if you have any of these risk factors for prediabetes:

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 15:44
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