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Jul 31st

Health

Week one down... nine more to go

Week one down... nine more to goThe second week of the ten week Insight 2 Health Fitness Challenge - Round 5 began with the same enthusiasm as the kick off on January 17th. A full week of vigorous often grueling workouts did not deter the group of twenty plus participants from coming in through the doors of the F.I.T. Lab on 1565 Como Avenue South in St. Paul Saturday morning.
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Blood pressure 101

Blood pressure 101High blood pressure or hypertension is the most common cardiovascular disease with more than 30 percent of American adults affected by it. Men and women have a similar risk for developing high blood pressure but, after the onset of menopause, women are actually at a higher risk.
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Planning international travel? Don't forget about immunizations!

Planning international travel? Don't forget about immunizations!Measles kills 400 children in the world every day. It is very contagious and travels easily from one continent to another. But, there is something you can do to protect you and your family – get vaccinated.
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Toxic flame retardants out of children's furniture and other products

Toxic flame retardants out of children's furniture and other productsDear EarthTalk: What is being done to get toxic flame retardants out of children's furniture and other products? -- Mary Sweetland, Seminole, FL
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5 key facts about the Affordable Care Act for African Americans

5 key facts about the Affordable Care Act for African AmericansThe federal and state health insurance marketplaces will be open for the second round of enrollment from November 15, 2014, to February 15, 2015. For information on how to enroll, visit www.HealthCare.gov. The Affordable Care Act, or ACA, has helped millions of uninsured Americans—especially African Americans—gain affordable, high-quality health care coverage. As enrollment for 2015 coverage begins, here are five facts to keep in mind about the effects of the ACA on the African American community.
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...and we're off Insight2Health Challenge has begun

...and we're off Insight2Health Challenge has begunThe 5th Insight2Health Challenge (I2HC) kick off was thought-provoking, setting the foundation for a holistic approach to a healthier lifestyle.
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White House awards $625,000 to North Memorial Medical Center

White House awards $625,000 to North Memorial Medical Center(Washington D.C.) – Michael Botticelli, acting director of the Office National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), announced 680 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants, totaling $84 million, to communities across the country.
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