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Hungry children are hospitalized more often. They're at a higher risk for developmental problems and their moms are more likely to be depressed. Yet, hunger rarely comes up when those kids and their families see a doctor. "We are blind to [hunger] as clinicians," said Dr. Diana Cutts, a pediatrician...

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:46pm

Zombies will soon take over downtown Brainerd. Will you be ready? Brainerd's second annual Zombie Crawl will be conducted Saturday. It will be an all-day affair geared for people all ages to have fun and to dress up as a zombie.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:53pm

A lime green giraffe and lavender elephant are now leading the youngsters of the Early Childhood Program to class. No, the site is not the figment of the children's imaginations.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 9:11pm

Last fall, Mike Zauhar discovered he was among the one percent. Prostate, lung and colorectal cancer are the three most common cancers among men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:26pm

Jasmine Winkelman is thankful she got multiple sclerosis (MS). It made her slow down in life, not work so much. It caused her to appreciate and spend more time with her young sons. To actually stop and smell the roses while taking a walk.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 8:52pm

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Location, location location: Not only is it key to the value of real estate, it's also a big driver of the cost of long-term care. A study of long-term care costs in the United States released this week shows that the cost of long-term services and support varies dramatically by ...

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:03pm

Flashback to the early 1990s. A stern voice echoes through my childhood home, "Jessica Lynn Larsen!" It sends a shiver down my spine. Whenever my mom or dad used my full name, I knew I was in trouble.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:36pm

It is not generally my first thought to go to a doctor when I am feeling unwell. Nor my second. Nor, if I’m being totally honest, any single- or low double digit number. I just don’t go. Ever. Maybe I’m convinced of my body’s own miraculous healing abilities. I grew up reading a lot of Wolve...

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 3:03pm

When a photo album made it to The Center in Brainerd to be part of a fundraising sale, no one noticed the photos were still inside.

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 8:51pm

“I just got a text from Shannon that Sylvia’s breathing is real shallow and that it won’t be long. Shannon will let me know when she passes.” That is an email message that I received recently from a family member (I’ve changed the names) and, as you can imagine, unlike many emails, it made...

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:58am