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I met Sonya Goins several years ago and was immediately struck by her vibrant spirit. Though I knew of her professional accolades, most of our interactions were social in nature. It would be many years after meeting when our professional paths merged, and Goins began contributing as a writer…

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A couple of motivated fitness gurus are hoping to motivate others to move to take in the sights of nature and at the same time move to the music.

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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.

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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).

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Enjoy a day of fitness and fun at the Fifth Annual Fit4Fun at NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, 1313 Penn Ave. N, Minneapolis.

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(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.

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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.

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“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.

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You can’t feel it. You can’t see it—until it’s too late. Diabetic retinopathy, the most common form of diabetic eye disease, is the leading cause of blindness in adults age 20–74. It occurs when diabetes damages blood vessels in the retina.

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So 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 you…

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Another frequent complaint about Medicaid is that it provides substandard medical coverage. Once again though, the numbers tell a different story. Medicaid coverage provides health care financial peace-of-mind. Not surprisingly, few Medicaid beneficiaries experience financial issues related …

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More than a year ago, the family of Stephen Rose established in his memory Steve Fund, the nation’s first organization focused on improving the support for the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.

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If you are living with a long-term health condition like asthma, COPD, diabetes or heart disease, you take steps every day to stay healthy by taking your medicine, carrying an inhaler, eating right, or monitoring your blood sugar and cholesterol. But did you know that there is something else…

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As a Holistic Health Coach and Nutrition Educator I am always looking for recipes, resources and tools that make your food and lifestyle choices healthy and easy! Last weekend I had a lot of fun teaching a cooking class over at the newly opened Mississippi Market in St. Paul (740 East 7th St…

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If you ask Bernie Wooden, he’ll tell you straight out that a simple blood test saved his life. The test in question is the PSA (for prostate specific antigen) and Wooden, a 68-year-old African American man living near Washington, DC, had been getting it done every year. “My doctor had been c…

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Last winter Samuel thought he had caught a bad cold, but after two weeks of being sick, his health took a sudden turn for the worse. Samuel, only 35 years old, started having chest pain and trouble breathing. In a panic, his wife rushed him to the hospital while his children stayed with a ne…