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Aug 22nd


The "All One Ocean" campaign

The Dear EarthTalk: What is the "All One Ocean" campaign? --Bill O'Neill, Los Angeles, CA

All One Ocean is a non-profit campaign launched in 2010 by long-time author, activist and organizer Hallie Austen Iglehart with the goal of reducing the amount of plastic and other trash that ends up in the ocean where it compromises the health of marine wildlife and ecosystems. Iglehart was incensed to learn that a million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals and turtles die each year from ingesting plastic in the water column—and created All One Ocean to do something about it.

DHS welcomes state’s ranking as healthiest state for seniors

A report released this week recognizes the direction Minnesota has moved over many years to support older citizens’ access to health care services and long-term services and supports, Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson said.

The LADDER - Building the next generation of healthcare providers in North Minneapolis

The LADDER - Building the next generation of healthcare providers in North MinneapolisI asked Dr. Renee Crichlow to tell me about the Ladder. She is a physician at Broadway Family Medicine and professor at University of Minnesota School of Medicine and one of the founding members of the Ladder. Here is what she had to say.

The Affordable Care Act – How Will it Change Dental Coverage for Kids?

Editor's Note: The Affordable Care Act will make pediatric dental care more accessible than ever before, but many children's advocates are concerned about the affordability of coverage and the availability of providers. New America Media spoke with Joe Touschner, a Senior Health Policy Analyst at the Center for Children and Families of the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, about what changes families can expect.

MDH wins national award for efforts to increase vaccinations among uninsured, underinsured adults in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has won a national award for its efforts to increase immunization rates among uninsured and underinsured adults in Minnesota.

Sports and asthma: Minnesota kids compete

A new analysis by the Minnesota Department of Health finds that middle and high school students who have asthma are just as likely as their peers, who do not have asthma, to participate in sports.

Weight loss: Ready to change your habits?

Are you motivated to lose weight? Is your weight-loss goal realistic? Answer these questions and more to make sure you're ready to start a weight-loss program — and know what steps to take if you aren't quite there.
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