[caption id="attachment_23401" align="alignleft"]Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell[/caption]According to the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Minnesotans saved $206,734,902 since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010.
[caption id="attachment_23374" align="alignleft"]Round 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.
That’s what Mayo Clinic Health System nurse practitioner Susan Pope says, as we prepare to recognize American. Heart disease is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined and according to the American, while one in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, heart disease claims the lives of one in three. That’s about one death each minute.
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.
Rochester, 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:
The second full week of this session of the Insight 2 Health (I2H) fitness challenge ended with the same enthusiasm with which it began. Throughout the second week of the challenge, the more than twenty participants were still intact and eager to welcome the third week of the ten-week challenge.
Much 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.
[caption id="attachment_23179" align="alignleft"]stockvault.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.
North Memorial Medical Center partnering with the State to offer free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings
[caption id="attachment_23140" align="alignleft"]stockvault.net[/caption]Program to target women who might otherwise skip necessary screening services due to financial or transportation barriers
[caption id="attachment_23138" align="alignleft"]stockvault.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.