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Oct 21st


CDC study says children with autism could be diagnosed earlier

CDC study says children with autism could be diagnosed earlierWashington, DC – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released new project findings on the prevalence rate of 1 in 32 Somali children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Minneapolis. While the report says that Somali children with ASD are more likely to have cognitive disabilities and more significant disabilities than all other racial groups, the data say that the rate of autism in the Somali population is about the same as in the white population (1 in 32 vs. 1 in 36). The report also states that children who have autism aren't identified as early as they could be.

Somali Health Coalition tackles health in Minnesota Somali community

Somali Health Coalition tackles health in Minnesota Somali communityDuring the measles outbreak in 2011, awareness spread about the importance of receiving both doses of the MMR vaccine. There was a problem, however. A study, now known to be fraudulent, linked the MMR vaccine to autism, causing some parents to refuse immunization for their children. As autism has appeared to rise in the Minnesota Somali community, Somali parents have become among those who avoid the MMR vaccine. That's where the Somali Health Coalition stepped in.


Repeal Would Raise Costs, Strip Protections from Minnesota Families

Helping ordinary Americans and businesses take advantage of the benefits of the health care law is a top priority for the President and Democrats in Congress. The Affordable Care Act does more than just give millions of uninsured Americans access to health insurance. It helps Americans who already have insurance feel more secure in their coverage, ensuring it'll be there when they need it. This is a pocketbook issue for many middle class families.

MNsure extends open enrollment

MNsure extends open enrollmentMinnesotans, along with the rest of the nation will see most major provisions of the Affordable Care Act kick in at the first of the year and there is still confusion as to what the law mandates.

Giving back never looked so good

Giving back never looked so goodGiving back never looked as good as it did when It Works! consultants donated their time and talent to support the Jeremiah Program.

Guests had the opportunity to experience a full makeover that included a manicure, facial, make-up application and even an It Works! stomach wrap. Guests also were able to shop BLS Styles, an online boutique and purchase some of company's products.

MNsure hits milestones as sign ups more than double in November

MNsure hits milestones as sign ups more than double in NovemberMNsure Executive Director April Todd-Malmlov recently announced that MNsure reached new milestones in November as the number of people signing up more than doubled to 24,000. Todd-Malmlov said that more than 32,000 applications have been completed which represent more than 70,000 Minnesotans.

Minnesotans urged to get vaccinated during National Influenza Vaccination Week

The month of December is filled with holiday events, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. Don't let influenza keep you from enjoying the upcoming season. Influenza season is just getting underway in Minnesota, so it's not too late to get vaccinated against what can be a serious disease, say state health officials. Nearly everyone should get vaccinated against influenza.
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