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Oct 21st


Health Talk & You: Building bones at young age key to preventing Osteoporosis

The bone loss associated with osteoporosis usually begins after menopause, but the key to preventing osteoporosis is to build bone mass during childhood and teenage years.

To save 30-90%, Americans are heading abroad for hospital, dental care

One in six Americans had no health insurance even before the U.S. economy fell into crisis. Now with unemployment soaring, the number of uninsured Americans is exploding because along with their jobs, Americans are losing employer-provided medical insurance.

EFNEP celebrates 40 years of food and nutrition education

EFNEP celebrates 40 years of food and nutrition educationWASHINGTON D.C  — USDA’s Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) recently celebrated 40 years of helping limited-resource families and youth make sound nutrition and health choices through the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).

McCollum introduces the Newborn, Child, and Mother Survival Act

McCollum introduces the Newborn, Child, and Mother Survival ActWASHINGTON, DC –To coincide with Women’s History Month and International Women's Day, US Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) last week introduced the Newborn, Child, and Mother Survival Act of 2009 (H.R.1410), a bipartisan bill which seeks to restore America’s leadership through a global health strategy to keep mothers and children in the world’s poorest countries alive and healthy—before, during, and after childbirth.

Minneapolis resolves to go dark for “Earth Hour” to raise awareness of global climate change

The Minneapolis City Council Committee on Health, Energy and Environment last week approved a resolution to join the “Earth Hour” program for the second year. For one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm on Saturday, March 28, the City will turn off all uses of electricity in municipal buildings that are not required for life, safety or operations. The decorative lighting on the underside of the Stone Arch Bridge will be turned off for the night, and City Hall’s clock tower neon lights will be turned off as well.

The “green cities” movement focuses on sustainability

The “green cities” movement focuses on sustainabilityDear EarthTalk: What is the “green cities” movement?        
-- John Moulton, Greenwich, CT

Best described as a loose association of cities focused on sustainability, the emerging “green cities movement” encompasses thousands of urban areas around the world all striving to lessen their environmental impacts by reducing waste, expanding recycling, lowering emissions, increasing housing density while expanding open space, and encouraging the development of sustainable local businesses.


U of M College of Veterinary Medicine introduces collaborative cancer program

The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, in conjunction with the University’s Masonic Cancer Center, has established a new Animal Cancer Care and Research (ACCR) program.
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