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Feb 13th

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Belly fat in men: Why weight loss matters

Belly fat in men: Why weight loss mattersIf you're carrying a few extra pounds, you're not alone. But this is one case where following the crowd isn't a good idea. Carrying extra weight — especially belly fat — can be risky.

Michael D. Jensen, M.D., an endocrinology specialist at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., answers common questions about belly fat in men.
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Blog: report comparing health care costs with necessities: Even with assistance, low- and middle-income Minnesotans face burdensome health care costs

Blog: report comparing health care costs with necessities: Even with assistance, low- and middle-income Minnesotans face burdensome health care costs

Without assistance, many Minnesota families would be unable to afford health care. Even families with earnings well above the federal poverty line struggle to meet their basic needs before paying their health insurance premiums. Comparing monthly premiums with the cost of other necessities in a family's budget puts the work of the Governor's Health Care Financing Task Force in its most appropriate context.

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Insight 2 Health Food Label Tour

Insight 2 Health Food Label TourThis past week the Insight 2 Health crew took a Food Label Reading Tour at the local grocery store.

Let's face it, the field of nutrition can be a difficult world to navigate, with confusing buzz words and conflicting information coming from all different sources. Bottom line is that we want to eat well, make good choices and keep our families as healthy as possible. I've been a part of the nutrition world since the 1980's and have seen many "buzz words" and "trends" come and go.
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UCare says "We will be here for you in 2016

UCare says "UCare will be here for you in 2016," said Jim Eppel, President and Chief Executive Officer of UCare, to communities across Minnesota. His statement addresses rumors that the health plan provider is closing.
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1.2 Million African Americans, To Be at Risk by 2030

1.2 Million African Americans, To Be at Risk by 2030You can't feel it. You can't see it—until it's too late. Diabetic retinopathy, the most common form of diabetic eye disease, is the leading cause of blindness in adults age 20–74. It occurs when diabetes damages blood vessels in the retina.
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What's in Your Grocery Cart?

What's in Your Grocery Cart?So how do you grocery shop? Do you go in with a plan? Do you bring recipes with you? OR do you just wing it? Do you ever get to the check out counter and gasp at the amount of food you grabbed without even thinking about it? Here are my favorite tips to keep you on task and on track with your health!
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Ngozi Mbibi of The Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern and Children's

Ngozi Mbibi of The Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern and Children'sNgozi Mbibi of The Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern and Children's – Minneapolis is now a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

Mbibi has worked with mothers and babies for 37 years. She earned a midwifery licensure from Nigeria in 1978 and worked as a nurse midwife, nurse educator, nurse consultant and clinical service resource trainer for 24 years before relocating to the U.S. in 2001.
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