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Aug 21st

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You're not alone - A doctor's take on common gastrointestinal symptoms

You're not alone - A doctor's take on common gastrointestinal symptoms(StatePoint) Frequent and bothersome gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are more common than you may think. While estimates may vary, five percent to 15 percent of adults in the United States may be affected by chronic GI conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) or chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC).
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Anton Gunn brings passion and truth to health care

Anton Gunn brings passion and truth to health careFor Anton Gunn, the journey to become a successful health care advocate began with a deeply personal experience.

"It hit me to the core," Gunn, the Director External Affairs for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said in an interview with BlackAmericaWeb.com.
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The Minnesota Department of Commerce answer frequently asked questions about recent changes to health insurance in Minnesota?

Health reform has been headline news for months across the United States, and has generated questions among Minnesota consumers as they look at their health coverage needs during open enrollment. The Minnesota Department of Commerce has put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help cut through the confusion and be a reliable source for important insurance information.
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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.
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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.
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THIS IS THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT in Minnesota

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.
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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.
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