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Apr 23rd


Minnesota's diabetes rates have nearly doubled in the last 20 years

The Minnesota Department of Health estimates that about 80,000 adults in Minnesota may have diabetes without knowing it.

6,700 pounds of unwanted medicines collected in medicine drop boxes during the first year

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office and Hennepin County Environmental Services have collected 6,700 pounds of unwanted medicines since medicine disposal drop boxes were made available in March 2012. Hennepin County urges residents to properly dispose of their unused and unwanted medicines at six drop boxes located in Sheriff and county facilities.

The Affordable Care Act Comes to Minnesota

Governor Dayton made history recently by signing into law the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace Act and bringing a new, consumer-friendly health insurance marketplace to Minnesota families and small businesses.

5 ways to keep your memory strong

Many of us are concerned as we get older that our memory 'is just not what it used to be'. Some age related change in memory can be normal. As we get older, it is more likely that we will notice some loss in our short-term memory - our ability to readily recall information that was recently learned. We may find ourselves forgetting the name of the person we were just introduced to or not remembering where we put our keys. Long-term memory - the ability to recall events that are many years past is not as affected by aging. Dementia is a term used to describe a serious form of memory loss that goes beyond what is normally seen with aging. Alzheimer's disease is the leading cause of dementia in the U.S. While the exact cause of Alzheimer's disease is not clear, research has some clues to perhaps lower our chances of developing this devastating condition and ways that we can improve and sustain a healthy memory. Here are some strategies to keep your memory strong.

What you need to know about infant immunization

Vaccines are a very important part of protecting your children and yourself from some serious diseases. Anyone who has seen a person die or get very sick from a disease that could be prevented by a vaccine knows how important they are.

Local Food Resource Hubs registration is open now

Local Food Resource Hubs registration is open nowRegistration is now open for Twin Cities residents who are interested in joining their local neighborhood gardening network, where they can connect with other gardeners and get access to low-cost seeds and plants.

Members of area churches fight urban obesity epidemic

Members of area churches fight urban obesity epidemicWhen Marcia Pruitt set out to create a church program that could help her rally support for her own healthier living and weight loss goals, she found a whole new mission.
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