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African-Americans less likely to get flu vaccine than whites
Articles, Health

African-Americans less likely to get flu vaccine than whites

MCLEAN, Va. – Fewer than half of American adults get vaccinated despite strong recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and widespread availability of free and low-cost vaccines. Furthermore, African-Americans are less likely to get the flu shot than white Americans, and concerns about side effects from the vaccine play a large…

The challenge of healthy eating
Health, Lifestyle

The challenge of healthy eating

Thinking about putting food on the table for ourselves and family members can be challenging. What should we have for dinner tonight? Are we eating a balanced, nutritional meal? Will my partner or children like the food I put in front of them? And, didn’t we just have this same meal last week? Finding the…

Health recipes for Halloween
Health

Health recipes for Halloween

BY Michelle Mitchum, MPH HHP Don’t let the season of the jack-o-lantern confuse you into thinking that pumpkins are just a pretty orange ball of vegetation that we use to celebrate Halloween. Pumpkins have great properties that are vital to healthy living. Oct. 31, affectionately known in America as Halloween, is the only day of…

Insight-2-Health Fitness Challenge: A week of backsliding
Health

Insight-2-Health Fitness Challenge: A week of backsliding

By Harry Colbert, Jr. Managing Editor Week four of the Insight-2-Health Fitness Challenge and I’ve suffered a setback. So last week I was feeling pretty good about myself. I was feeling lighter, I thought I looked slimmer and I was feeling fit. I was excited about my progress, so I decided I’d go ahead and…

Diabetes expo provides medical, nutrition information
Health

Diabetes expo provides medical, nutrition information

The American Diabetes Association-Minnesota will host its 13th annual Diabetes Expo –a one-day event show casing the latest products and services for people with diabetes –On Saturday, Oct.15. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave. S., Minneapolis. More than7,000 people from Minnesota and…

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