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Jul 27th

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Kick start your day

Kick start your dayHow do you usually start your day? Do you snooze after the alarm goes off? Do you wake up feeling tired and skip breakfast?
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Breathe easier this summer: Tips to control your child's asthma

Breathe easier this summer: Tips to control your child's asthma(BLACK PR WIRE) — As the school year draws to a close and the temperature rises, children and families everywhere start to look forward to the simple pleasures of summer—jumprope, sunshine, playing ball, and cookouts.
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May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month

Health officials advise all people between the age of 48 and 68 to get a hepatitis C test
In observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month (May), health officials are calling for all U.S. baby boomers - the generation born from 1945 through 1965 - to get a one-time test for the hepatitis C virus. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, there are currently about 39,000 people living with hepatitis C in Minnesota.
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Infant deaths in child care down, DHS report shows

Legislation will take critical next steps on child care safety, other key licensing issues
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May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health MonthPathway to Wellness is the theme for this year's "May is Mental Health Month" campaign. For over 60 years, Mental Health America has promoted "May is Mental Health Month" and has reached millions through media and events, providing information about prevention and treatment for mental health conditions. In an effort to raise more awareness, NorthPoint staff will be available to answer questions about mental health and wellness as well as educational materials. Staff will be in the lobbies of the clinic and Human Services every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout the month of May. A free confidential mental health screening will also be available.
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Increased walking can mean improved memory

Increased walking can mean improved memoryIf you have found it challenging to stick to an exercise plan this past year, listen up! Routine exercise isn't just good for your physical health, new research has found when you ride a bike, hike, walk outdoors or do laps around an indoor walking track, and you're also helping your memory.
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People who eat less meat tend to live longer

People who eat less meat tend to live longerQuestion:
Is eating meat bad for your health?

Answer:
Meat can provide many essential nutrients in our diet. It is a rich source of iron and of protein that is the building block for muscle and many of the chemical processes in our body. However, it is not the only source for protein. Non-meat sources of protein include dairy products, eggs, nuts and beans. It is possible to get enough protein in your diet without eating meat and many people chose to adopt a meat-free lifestyle for religious, health or ethical reasons. There are so many recommendations these days about how we should be eating. Some of these recommendations are often in direct conflict to one another. One area where many diets differ is on their recommendations about eating meat - some recommend eating a lot of meat while others recommend limiting or cutting meat out of one's diet completely. What is best? Read on.
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