Thursday, 03 April 2014 13:00
Al McFarlane, Editor-in-Chief
We are three weeks into Session II of our Insight2Health Fitness Challenge now and everybody is stepping up their game. The Challenge, a collaboration between McFarlane Media Interests and The Fit Lab, Inc., of St. Paul, is a 10-week intense fitness training program that includes weekly interaction with a registered dietitian and a certified life coach. The core of the program, however, is embracing the demanding workouts directed by top-rank personal trainers under the direction fitness guru and Fit Lab owner, Tyrone Minor.
Thursday, 03 April 2014 12:39
The Minnesota Department of Health, Immunization Program
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.
14 scholarships for Black nurses: Deadline to apply is April 15th
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 12:32
Nationwide -- The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) is committed to excellence in education and conducts continuing education programs for nurses and allied health professionals throughout the year. The association also provides annual scholarships for students ranging from $1,000 - $6,000.
Saturday, 29 March 2014 00:00
Maly Xiong, 47, Oakdale, MN
I am a Hmong-American woman, an entrepreneur and a medical interpreter. I'm a single mom of six children, ages 12 through 25. For the past eight years, my children and I were uninsured because we could not afford health insurance.
Large waist linked to poor health, even among those in healthy body mass index ranges
Thursday, 27 March 2014 12:15
ROCHESTER, Minn. — March 12, 2014 — Having a big belly has consequences beyond trouble squeezing into your pants. It's detrimental to your health, even if you have a healthy body mass index (BMI), a new international collaborative study led by a Mayo Clinic researcher found. Men and women with large waist circumferences were more likely to die younger, and were more likely to die from illnesses such as heart disease, respiratory problems, and cancer after accounting for body mass index, smoking, alcohol use and physical activity. The study is published in the March edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.