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Freeport West launching new housing initiative supporting teen mothers

Freeport West , a 39-year-old nonprofit providing services to at-risk, runaway and homeless youth,  recently announced that in partnership with Freeport Saint Paul Youth Center, it will now offer secured housing in Saint Paul.  The house dedicated to assisting parenting youth and those impacted by domestic violence is made possible by the City of Saint Paul and the United Way.
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A request on Dr. Martin Luther King Day

A request on Dr. Martin Luther King Day Hello, my name is Jennifer Jones Austin. I am a 41 year old mother of two young children. On September 23 of this year, I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Just days before I was walking around feeling fine, taking care of my family, going to the gym daily, and working professionally as an advocate for children and families living in poverty. I had no medical history of health problems. Things were good.
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It hurts and five other myths about bone marrow donation and registration

"Is it painful?" It’s the most commonly asked question of bone marrow donors, and it’s often asked rhetorically, because people believe they know the answer. In fact, most people believe that bone marrow donation is about as painful as childbirth or passing a kidney stone. But, while bone marrow donation isn't completely painless (you wake up feeling as if you just took a spill on the ice), it's nearly so. Doctors now harvest bone marrow while patients are under general anesthesia, so you don't feel a thing until you're already in recovery. Here are the five other common myths about bone marrow donation which is one of the most fascinating, but misunderstood, life-saving missions.  
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Human Services and Public Health Department Immunization Clinics

Bloomington Clinic
3:00 - 5:30 pm
Bloomington Division of Health
1900 W. Old Shakopee Road
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Obesity may have adverse role in HIV treatment

(NNPA) - The immune systems of HIV patients who are obese does not respond to antiretroviral therapy as well as do those of people of normal weight, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).
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'Tis (still) the Season for carbon monoxide risks: New report shows CO poisonings occur most often during winter

Wintertime weather can bring about more than just snow emergencies in Minnesota. Accidental carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings also peak during winter months, according to a new report on CO exposures released by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).
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Is tap water chlorine dangerous?

Is tap water chlorine dangerous?Dear EarthTalk: I am very concerned about the amount of chlorine in my tap water. I called my water company and they said it is safe just let the tap run for awhile to rid the smell of the chlorine. But that just gets rid of the smell, perhaps, not the chlorine? -- Anita Frigo, Milford, CT
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