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Apr 23rd


State expands health coverage for 35,000 Minnesotans

State expands health coverage for 35,000 MinnesotansGovernor Mark Dayton signed legislation that will provide access to quality health care coverage for an additional 35,000 low-income adults on Tuesday, February 19. The bill (HF9), authored by Rep. Tom Huntley (DFL – Duluth) and Sen. Kathy Sheran (DFL – Mankato), takes advantage of a key component of the federal Affordable Care Act, which allows states to expand Medical Assistance (MA) eligibility.

Non-stick cookware dangers

Non-stick cookware dangersDear EarthTalk: I've read conflicting reports about the dangers of non-stick cookware. I have a set of older non-stick pans and am not sure if I need to replace them. Are they harmful to use, particularly if they have a few scratches? -- Miriam Jones, Montgomery, AL

The Nutrition Facts Label: Helping Americans Make Heart-Healthy Choices

February is American Heart Month, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a tool to help you achieve a heart-healthy lifestyle. It's called the Nutrition Facts Label, and it can be found on all packaged foods and beverages.


Sweet 'tea' is not a better choice

When discussing food choices, one of the first questions I often ask is "What do you drink?". One of the more common answers that I have been getting lately is that people are drinking a lot of 'tea'. Often the tea that is being referred to is a sweetened (or sometimes sugar-free) bottled beverage. Many people will often drink several cups or bottles of 'tea' per day. Often, they tell me that they are drinking tea because they see it as a healthier alternative to soda. This week we talk about tea, and some of the beverages out there that pass for tea and provide some information about what is known about tea and its health benefits.

Kidney Foundation recognizes African American History Month

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is recognizing African American History Month this February by spreading awareness about the increased risk of diabetes and kidney disease in African Americans, and the importance of health management to prevent these chronic health conditions.

Herberger's reaches $4.2 million for breast cancer research

Herberger's reaches $4.2 million for breast cancer researchHerberger's and its parent company The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT) raised more than $100,000 for its breast cancer charity partners through its annual Charge Against Breast Cancer™ and October Pink Shops in 2012. Its beneficiaries—Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa; Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation; Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota; and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation—have benefitted from Bon-Ton's support since1998. Bon-Ton has donated a total of $4.2 million to these charities throughout the years.

Federal government must step up or MinnesotaCare will go

Minnesota is moving forward on reforming our health care system, but the federal government needs to do its part - and soon, according to the Minnesota Budget Project.
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