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The challenge of healthy eating
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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
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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
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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
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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…

Health network apologizes for discriminatory past
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Health network apologizes for discriminatory past

GREENSBORO, N.C.,(PRNewswire)– Cone Health has apologized to the last living plaintiff and others involved in a lawsuit that desegregated hospitals nationwide. The establishment of a scholarship fund came during a Sept. 15 ceremony before the start of Cone’s annual medical and dental staff meeting.Cone Health honored Dr. Alvin Blount, one of nine African-American physicians and…

Former nurse exposes racism in the profession
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Former nurse exposes racism in the profession

NEW YORK – Author Melvina Semper interviewed 50 nurses whose personal stories reveal the ill treatment and lack of promotion, diversity, moral support and other barriers minority students and nurses face on the job. All are explored in her new book, “Discrimination Experienced in the Nursing Profession by Minority Nurses: Fifty True Stories from Nurses…

Minnesota sees significant drop in obesity rate
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Minnesota sees significant drop in obesity rate

Minnesota’s adult obesity rate saw a statistically significant drop between 2014 and 2015, from 27.6 percent in 2014 to 26.1 percent in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Minnesota was the only state in the region, including North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa, to succeed in keeping its obesity…

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