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Mar 31st


Over 1,000 infected: Can the Ebola virus be stopped?

Over 1,000 infected: Can the Ebola virus be stopped?Jul 28 (GIN) – As an Ebola epidemic sweeps relentlessly across West African borders, with the death toll topping 600, some are now asking if the virus can be stopped.

City may restrict flavored tobacco products

City may restrict flavored tobacco productsThe City of Minneapolis could be changing its ordinances to restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products.

Cash Infusion: $500,000 distributed to Minnesota Food Shelves

Cash Infusion: $500,000 distributed to Minnesota Food ShelvesMINNEAPOLIS - With kids out of school and families busy with summer plans, July is traditionally a tough time for food bank shelves as demand rises and donations fall.

Straight-up talk about testosterone

Straight-up talk about testosteroneIt's almost impossible to turn on the TV or open a newspaper (or website) without hearing about testosterone deficiency in men. We're barraged with information that ranges from scientifically correct concerns about a very real medical condition, to completely unsubstantiated claims about "miracle" supplements that promise to do everything from improving a man's mood and sex drive to giving him a body that would rival that of his favorite action hero. On the other hand, clinicians (and, in some cases, the FDA) are concerned about overuse of testosterone treatments, the effects of testosterone supplements on men and boys who don't have a testosterone problem, and the overall value and safety of these treatments.

Politics plaguing school lunches

Politics plaguing school lunchesIf you haven't heard, the national 2010 legislation requiring schools to include more whole grains, vegetables and fruits at the cost of gradually reducing starch, sodium and calories is under attack by the big-food-corporation-funded School Nutrition Association.

Chemicals and obesity

Chemicals and obesityDear EarthTalk: I've heard that, above and beyond our bad eating and lifestyle habits, some chemicals in everyday products are contributing to the obesity problem. Can you explain?
-- Alyssa Israel, Fairfield, CT

Ehlinger discusses extreme health disparities

Ehlinger discusses extreme health disparitiesOn Friday, July 18, 2014, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties will host Minnesota Commissioner of Health, Dr. Edward Ehlinger, who will address Minnesota's considerable health-related disparities and discuss strategies to reduce health inequities across the state.
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