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Nov 28th


Secretary Sebelius releases new report on health disparities

U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last week released a new report on health disparities in America and will participate in a White House Health Care Stakeholder Discussion on the importance of reform that reduces disparities that exist in our current health care system. The new report Health Disparities: A Case for Closing the Gap is available at

Good eating habits are key to childhood dental health

So, here’s a question: If you as a parent could do a few things that would protect your child’s teeth AND lower your child’s risk of being overweight…Would you do it?

Fitness helps arthritis sufferers, expert reports

46 million people have a doctor-diagnosed case of arthritis in America. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report one of the leading causes of arthritis is obesity. Pete Piranio, owner of three Fitness Together franchises located in the Milwaukee Metro area reports how better fitness can aid the aches and pains commonly associated with arthritis.

Why more Black women don't breastfeed

Why more Black women don't breastfeed'Breastfeeding is for poor people,' my mom once said to me," explains Nicole, a 37-year-old mom from New Jersey, who breastfed two children for a year. "My mom is a very progressive woman, but this was the thinking of her generation. I couldn't believe it."

Diet and exercise: A prescription for slimmer health care costs

As health care costs continue to rise, the American Heart Association is offering advice about how to trim those medical bills. The Association's Minnesota spokeswoman, Elizabeth Warmka, says it's a matter of staying healthy, and the prescription for that is to be active and watch what you eat.

(Health and Wellness) Get your annual medical exam: Got symptoms? Visit the doctor

Okay men, young men and growing boys, there is an issue that needs to be addressed over and over again until your minds change about your health care.  I am speaking to men in general. So if this message does not apply to you, please feel free to spread the word and pass on the following information to other men.

Breast Cancer 3-Day Expo prepares hundreds for 60-mile journey

In preparation to walk 60 miles in three days August 21-23, the Twin Cities Breast Cancer 3-Day Expo is having a fun and free event for the public to learn more about the Breast Cancer 3-Day on Sunday, June 7, 2009, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, 7800 Normandale Blvd., in Minneapolis.
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