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Jul 07th


The End of Abstinence-Only Education in Minnesota?

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Today marks an historic new investment in the efforts to prevent teen pregnancy. Pres. Obama plans to sign a bill that will offer more than $100 million in new competitive grants for what are called 'evidence-based' teen pregnancy prevention programs. Advocates consider it a major shift away from federal funding of abstinence-until-marriage sex education.

Dental care crisis in America: W.K. Kellogg Foundation report details training of new types of dental professionals to alleviate serious access problems

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Searching for ways to ensure dental care for millions living in dentist-shortage areas, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation today released a wide-ranging assessment of international and U.S. experiences training and deploying new types of dental health care providers who could be used to help fill gaps in care.

Is there still no room in our inn for the most famous poor baby in history?

In this holy season of Advent, tens of millions of Christians are waiting for and preparing to celebrate the birthday of the most famous poor baby in history on Christmas Day.  Yet that baby – born in a stable after being denied a room in the inn for his birth over 2,000 years ago – might still find "no room" signs in the health care inn in the richest nation on earth in 2009.

Public urged to follow American Cancer Society guidelines

Due to recent public discussions about mammograms and the time table women should follow - and the apparent confusion these discussions have created, the American Cancer Society is issuing a reminder about the Society's screening guidelines for several cancers. This reminder is important due to the evidence that continues to show the positive impact screenings have in several areas.

H1N1 clinic offered in Ramsey County

Ramsey County Department of Public Health will hold a public H1N1 walk-in clinic Saturday, December 19 for anyone who wants the vaccine. The vaccine will be available free, on a first-come, first-served basis at the following location and time: North Heights Christian Academy, 2701 North Rice Street, Roseville, MN 55113, Saturday, December 19 | 12 noon – 4 pm.

U of M Extension program makes healthy eating easier for local families

The University of Minnesota Extension’s Operation Frontline is a hands-on program that teaches low-income families how to prepare healthy and tasty meals on a limited budget, using foods that are commonly available in stores and from emergency food providers.

H1N1 vaccination clinic scheduled in Minneapolis

The City of Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support has partnered with the Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency to offer a H1N1 vaccination clinic Thursday, Dec. 17, 4 – 8 p.m. at South High School, 3131 19th Ave. S.
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