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Oct 22nd


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.

Cheerios® is looking for everyday heroes who lead the fight against heart disease

Calling all heroes, Cheerios is searching for heart-inspiring people who fight against heart disease each and every day. In America, heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death among women, particularly among African-American women, who are at the greatest risk for cardiovascular disease than any other ethnic group[1]. In response to this alarming statistic, Cheerios is once again asking for nominations for the Cheerios Sisters Saving Hearts Award that honors individuals or service organizations that have made a difference in the African-American community.

Eat your colors for better health

Eat your colors for better healthDid you know that colors are good for you? Fruits and vegetables contain compounds called phytochemicals that give them both their color and aroma.

What you don’t know about sickle cell disease

Sickle cell disease is one of the most common genetic diseases in the United States. It is estimated that more than 70,000 people have sickle cell disease and more than two million people carry the gene that allows them to pass it on to their children.
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