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November 1, 2018
Paul Sonnenberg has lost 120 pounds in the past 8 months by making some healthy lifestyle changes through Perham Health's Diabetes Prevention Program. He's also reduced his blood sugar levels and is no longer at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. (Marie Johnson / Perham Focus)
November is National Diabetes Month: Perham's Paul Sonnenberg has lost 120 pounds to gain freedom from type 2 diabetes
November 1, 2018 - 9:12am
September 21, 2018
Nicole Phillips, Kindness is Contagious columnist.
Slow down to give and receive kindness
September 21, 2018 - 8:06am
September 1, 2018
Lakes area yogis: Two yoga instructors meet at the PACC, forge a new mobile business called Cabin Fever Yoga
September 1, 2018 - 8:15am
July 11, 2018
The lone star tick transmits a rare allergy to red meat. About 50 cases have been diagnosed in Minnesota. The tick has been found in two North Dakota counties, but state health officials know of no cases of the red meat allergy, which is not a reportable condition.
Tick associated with red meat allergy in humans suspected in lakes country
July 11, 2018 - 1:02pm
June 30, 2018
Safe around water: A guide to preventing childhood drowning
June 30, 2018 - 9:00am
June 16, 2018
Parents need to think about a child’s maturity level, problem-solving skills and knowledge of what to do in an emergency. Children should know who to contact if an emergency happens and they cannot reach their parents. Stock image
How old is old enough to stay home alone? The answer might not be obvious
June 16, 2018 - 8:58am
June 7, 2018
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4-year-old Fargo boy using his superhero powers to battle leukemia
June 7, 2018 - 7:57am
May 22, 2018
Study: Minnesotans, North Dakotans more likely to suffer depression
May 22, 2018 - 3:59pm
May 17, 2018
Lynn Anderson, left, is helping to care for her daughter, Jean Landin, during Jean's battle with brain and lung cancer. Marie Johnson / Tribune
'Three steps forward and two steps back': NYM woman who lost twin sister to cancer is now fighting for her own life
May 17, 2018 - 10:52am
May 15, 2018
Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake is a favorite for summertime entertaining. Tracy Briggs / The Forum
Duluth woman amps up breakfasts in time for Syttende Mai
May 15, 2018 - 10:46am
May 12, 2018
Nicole Smith-Holt, center, is comforted by her daughter Brittany Smith, right, her husband James Holt, left, and her son Jamisen Holt, far right, as she speaks Saturday, May 12, at a Mother's Day Rally for Affordable Insulin on the Capitol steps. Her son Alec Raeshawn Smith died last year at the age of 26 from diabetic ketoacidosis. He had been rationing insulin because he could not afford the $1,300 a month for insulin and supplies, his mother said. (Deanna Weniger / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Minn. Capitol rally highlights need for insulin
May 12, 2018 - 7:47pm
April 2, 2018
Teens not only in the Brainerd lakes area but across the nation are hooked on their smartphones. A licensed therapist and the director of education and training for Nystrom & Associates LTD shares his knowledge on social media and teens. (Jennifer Stockinger / Forum News Service)
A dark side of technology: Smartphones, social media can adversely affect children's mental health
April 2, 2018 - 7:00am
January 8, 2018
Geoff Gaukler, a guidance counselor at Red River High School, says that most students use social media responsibly, but school personnel are alert to problems that could arise with students' misuse of technology. photo by Eric Hylden/Forum News Serviceplay button
Experts concerned over kids posting 'digital self-harm' on social media
January 8, 2018 - 7:00am
December 18, 2017
Chronic disease treatment costs expected to climb in Minnesota
December 18, 2017 - 4:56pm
August 2, 2017
Senator Al Franken talks healthcare, references Perham residents struggle
August 2, 2017 - 12:23pm