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Sports and asthma: Minnesota kids compete

A new analysis by the Minnesota Department of Health finds that middle and high school students who have asthma are just as likely as their peers, who do not have asthma, to participate in sports.
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Weight loss: Ready to change your habits?

Are you motivated to lose weight? Is your weight-loss goal realistic? Answer these questions and more to make sure you're ready to start a weight-loss program — and know what steps to take if you aren't quite there.
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Kick start your day

Kick start your dayHow do you usually start your day? Do you snooze after the alarm goes off? Do you wake up feeling tired and skip breakfast?
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Breathe easier this summer: Tips to control your child's asthma

Breathe easier this summer: Tips to control your child's asthma(BLACK PR WIRE) — As the school year draws to a close and the temperature rises, children and families everywhere start to look forward to the simple pleasures of summer—jumprope, sunshine, playing ball, and cookouts.
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May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month

Health officials advise all people between the age of 48 and 68 to get a hepatitis C test
In observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month (May), health officials are calling for all U.S. baby boomers - the generation born from 1945 through 1965 - to get a one-time test for the hepatitis C virus. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, there are currently about 39,000 people living with hepatitis C in Minnesota.
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Infant deaths in child care down, DHS report shows

Legislation will take critical next steps on child care safety, other key licensing issues
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May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health MonthPathway to Wellness is the theme for this year's "May is Mental Health Month" campaign. For over 60 years, Mental Health America has promoted "May is Mental Health Month" and has reached millions through media and events, providing information about prevention and treatment for mental health conditions. In an effort to raise more awareness, NorthPoint staff will be available to answer questions about mental health and wellness as well as educational materials. Staff will be in the lobbies of the clinic and Human Services every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout the month of May. A free confidential mental health screening will also be available.
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