The Birthplace at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center welcomed its first baby of the New Year. Little Charles Everett Dreier made his entrance into the world at 2:13 a.m. His proud parents are Susanna Schafter and Nathan Dreier of Superior. This is the couple’s fifth child, but their first boy. Charles weighs 6 pounds 15…

With the start of a new year and perhaps a new diet, many are wondering what they can do to shed those holiday pounds. Some people turn to protein supplements to speed up their weight loss efforts. However, you may wonder whether the supplement is worth the cost or if you should eat whole foods,…

By Maureen Talarico You may not be able to avoid the cold weather headed our way, but with a few simple measures, you may be able to stave off the dreaded cold virus. “Cold weather itself does not cause colds or the flu. Viruses do,” said Dr. Kevin Stephan, who is the head of medical…

Lester Park Elementary School students will bring joy to patients at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21. The kids make ornaments in class and decorate small trees, then deliver the trees to patients at St. Mary’s. The project began after a young boy told his family he’d like to give…

Whether you’re posting on social media or searching the computer for cyber deals this holiday season, remember to give your eye muscles a break. Eye strain is a common problem, according to Essentia Health Optometrist Dr. Whitney Lauer. “I often recommend my patients follow the ‘20-20-20 rule’, which is to take a 20 second break…