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District 728 Community Education is offering several health-related classes this spring. •American Heart Association CPR/AED: 6-10 p.m. Monday, April 15 at the Handke Center, 1170 Main St., Elk River. $65. •American Red Cross Standard First Aid: 6-10 p.m. Monday, April 22 at the Handke Center. $55. •Hypnosis: Stop smoking/Chewing Tobacco: 6:30-9 p.m. Wedneday, April 10 [...]

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There’s still time to take some of the health and fitness classes being offered this winter through District 728 Community Education in Elk River. Among them are: •American Red Cross Standard First Aid, 6-10 p.m. Monday, March 4, at the Handke Center in Elk River. One session, $55. •Beginner Zumba, Thursdays, 7:15-8:15 p.m. March 7-April [...]

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(Editor’s note: The following column is by Dr. Julia H. Rowland. She is the director of the National Cancer Institute Office of Cancer Survivorship.) As more than 500 researchers, patient advocates, cancer care specialists, public health officials, and others gathered outside Washington, D.C., on June 14–16 for the Sixth Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference Exit [...]

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School’s out and kids are headed off to camp. Parents across the country are packing travel bags filled with swim goggles, sunscreen and other summertime necessities for their children, but one of the most important things parents need to keep in mind as their young ones head off to summer camp is tick prevention. The [...]

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District 728 Community Education in Elk River is offering a number of health and fitness classes this spring. Here is a sample: •American Heart Association CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillators): 6-10 p.m. Monday, April 23, at the Handke Center. Fee: $65. •American Red Cross Standard First Aid: 6-10 p.m. Monday, April 30, at the [...]

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Anytime Fitness in Elk River and Rogers is having their seventh Annual Weight Loss Challenge start on Jan. 20 this year. For more information, please call or stop by: Elk River 18130 Zane Street NW, 763-633-4999 (across from Walmart), or Rogers 14142 Northdale Blvd., (101 Business Park) 763-428-1799.

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by Briana Sutherland Contributing writer Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical use of oxygen at a level that is higher than atmospheric pressure. New River Medical Center in Monticello has become the sixth facility in Minnesota to join in the use of hyperbaric medicine. They have been in the planning stage for the past [...]

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Greater Minnesota Credit Union will offer a flu vaccination clinic in Elk River from 5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 28. The clinics are open to the public and are being provided by the Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency (MVNA). The MNVA will submit claims to patient’s medical insurance company, as long as people  bring thei medical [...]

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During any given year, one in four adults and one in five children are affected by a mental illness, according to the National Institutes on Mental Health. Despite the common occurrence, only half of those affected get the treatment they need. In effort to get information into the hands of people in our local communities, [...]

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