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ROUND 5, WEEK 4: DESTINATION: SELF-DISCOVERY
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ROUND 5, WEEK 4: DESTINATION: SELF-DISCOVERY

[caption id="attachment_23374" align="alignleft"]image001Round Five Insight 2 Health Challenge participants[/caption]The end of week four of the fifth round of Insight’s 2 Health Challenge is bringing us closer to our destination of self discovery, getting toned and gaining the tools needed to make healthy changes in our life. We are so close … only six more weeks to the finish line.

ROUND 5, WEEK 3 BUILDING ENDURANCE
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ROUND 5, WEEK 3 BUILDING ENDURANCE

Week three of the Insight 2 Health (I2H) Fitness Challenge 10-week body and mind renewal program, focused on establishing a solid workout schedule while building strength and endurance. The end of the third week in Round Five of the I2H fitness challenge which combines nutrition counseling, fitness classes and internal assessments, is already helping to make fast and lasting changes in the appearance and overall well-being of the participants.

Precision Medicine: Mayo Clinic expert describes next steps to help more patients benefit
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Precision Medicine: Mayo Clinic expert describes next steps to help more patients benefit

cim-logoRochester, Minn. – “Precision medicine” is becoming a national catchphrase after President Obama highlighted it in his State of the Union address. But what exactly is it? Richard Weinshilboum, M.D., acting director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, describes this new, rapidly advancing frontier in medicine and outlines 10 changes that would speed development and help more patients benefit from a personalized approach to health care:

Thyroid disease can diminish quality of life
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Thyroid disease can diminish quality of life

normal-thyroid2Much like motor vehicles have engines, our bodies have similar parts to help us function. The heart and brain are the big anatomy regulators, but did you know the thyroid is also a crucial driver of bodily operation? When your thyroid experiences problems, your whole body starts to feel out of sorts — and your quality of life suffers.

OPINION: Survey hides tobacco impact, use in communities of color
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OPINION: Survey hides tobacco impact, use in communities of color

[caption id="attachment_23179" align="alignleft"]stockvault-cigar127520stockvault.net[/caption]The latest Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey (MATS) report released January 22, 2015, masks the health inequities that exist in commercial tobacco use by American Indians, communities of color and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) communities.

The health care law’s effect on you
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The health care law’s effect on you

[caption id="attachment_23138" align="alignleft"]stockvault-stethoscope-and-apple165227stockvault.net[/caption]Nearly everyone is affected by the Affordable Care Act and will need to do something new when filing their taxes this year. The following chart will help you better understand how the health care law affects you and everyone on your return.

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