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Medical cannabis registration for intractable pain patients begins July 1
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Medical cannabis registration for intractable pain patients begins July 1

Minnesota patients with chronic pain that can’t be controlled well with existing methods of treatment have the option to join the state’s medical cannabis program beginning July 1. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) added intractable pain to the list of qualifying conditions for the program and added resources to its medical cannabis website to help Minnesota…

Fabulous with fibroids
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Fabulous with fibroids

By Michelle Mitchum, MPH HHP Do you, or someone you know, suffer from fibroids? As many as three out of four women have fibroids. Some are painful, while some are not. Fibroids can be a pain in the “you know what” because they can make your monthly flow unnecessarily heavy and painful. They can grow…

Before the Moonshot, one small step for man
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Before the Moonshot, one small step for man

By Sean McCalley, Men’s Health Network Good news if you’re trying to get inside the White House: You have options. You can try winning the keys to the front door by slogging through primaries and caucuses. Others try the cheaper, more direct route, by jumping the fence and dodging Secret Service. A lucky few might…

Health: Four common diabetes myths debunked
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Health: Four common diabetes myths debunked

(StatePoint) Knowing the facts about Type 2 diabetes is important for everyone, as living a healthy lifestyle can play a key role in helping to prevent and control the disease. In honor of American Diabetes Month this November, the Certified Diabetes Educators at Nutrisystem are debunking some common myths. Myth: I’m a healthy weight —…

Belly fat in men: Why weight loss matters
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Belly fat in men: Why weight loss matters

[caption id="attachment_26047" align="alignleft"]obese bellytomhitchens.com[/caption]If you’re carrying a few extra pounds, you’re not alone. But this is one case where following the crowd isn’t a good idea. Carrying extra weight — especially belly fat — can be risky.

Michael D. Jensen, M.D., an endocrinology specialist at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., answers common questions about belly fat in men.

Blog: report comparing health care costs with necessities: Even with assistance, low- and middle-income Minnesotans face burdensome health care costs
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Blog: report comparing health care costs with necessities: Even with assistance, low- and middle-income Minnesotans face burdensome health care costs

Without assistance, many Minnesota families would be unable to afford health care. Even families with earnings well above the federal poverty line struggle to meet their basic needs before paying their health insurance premiums. Comparing monthly premiums with the cost of other necessities in a family’s budget puts the work of the Governor’s Health Care Financing Task Force in its most appropriate context.

Insight 2 Health Food Label Tour
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Insight 2 Health Food Label Tour

[caption id="attachment_26029" align="alignleft"]h-i2h 2919Pictured here are: Diane Sewall, Preston Cunningham, Erick Goodlow, Toronda Sweeney, Whitney Cantrell, Anna Williams, Adero Cobb and Jamie Minor. Photo taken by: Nutrition Julie[/caption]This past week the Insight 2 Health crew took a Food Label Reading Tour at the local grocery store.

Let’s face it, the field of nutrition can be a difficult world to navigate, with confusing buzz words and conflicting information coming from all different sources. Bottom line is that we want to eat well, make good choices and keep our families as healthy as possible. I’ve been a part of the nutrition world since the 1980’s and have seen many “buzz words” and “trends” come and go.

UCare says “We will be here for you in 2016
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UCare says “We will be here for you in 2016

[caption id="attachment_26009" align="alignleft"]eppel jim 005Jim Eppel[/caption]“UCare will be here for you in 2016,” said Jim Eppel, President and Chief Executive Officer of UCare, to communities across Minnesota. His statement addresses rumors that the health plan provider is closing.

What’s in Your Grocery Cart?
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What’s in Your Grocery Cart?

nutrition-julieSo how do you grocery shop? Do you go in with a plan? Do you bring recipes with you? OR do you just wing it? Do you ever get to the check out counter and gasp at the amount of food you grabbed without even thinking about it? Here are my favorite tips to keep you on task and on track with your health!

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