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Jul 31st

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MDH releases plan to cut infant mortality rates, tackle disparities

MDH releases plan to cut infant mortality rates, tackle disparitiesThe Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has released an infant mortality reduction plan that calls for improving the state's infant mortality rate with a stronger focus on reducing disparities across racial and ethnic groups.
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Toss the Sugar!! Now we're getting serious!

Toss the Sugar!! Now we're getting serious!We've talked about getting hydrated! Are you drinking your water? Remember the best time to grab a glass of water is right away when you wake up. Starting this habit will help you to realize when you are thirsty throughout the day! We have also talked about adding in GREENS by having a daily green smoothie and adding a salad in daily!
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Hydrate!! One of the easiest things you can do for your health!

Hydrate!! One of the easiest things you can do for your health!It seems obvious that if our plants are wilting, we water them! Those of us with cats, dogs and other animals know that we must give them water or they will die. But sometimes when it comes to our own bodies, we forget to drink the life giving water that we need! There are so many beverage options for us that it seems we are "drinking" enough. In reality, drinks such as caffeine filled coffee, tea, soda, alcohol and beer don't hydrate us and even rob us further of the water our cells need.
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Get Your Green On!! Eat some green everyday....whether it's a salad, a smoothie or cooked greens on the side....your body needs the green!! Why?

Get Your Green On!! Eat some green everyday....whether it's a salad, a smoothie or cooked greens on the side....your body needs the green!! Why?Here's the deal.....more greens make your blood naturally less clumpy and makes it FLOW better. Meaning it LOWERS blood pressure naturally! Better blood flow means more oxygen to your cells! More oxygen means MORE ENERGY, MORE MENTAL CLARITY and LESS DEPRESSION!! Also the greens have a ton of FIBER to keep things moving in the bathroom. Lastly, greens have a lot of protein! Who knew! (If you are already on a blood thinner such as Coumadin, talk to me, because greens will effect this.)
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UCare's Nancy Feldman receives 21st Century Pinnacle Leader Award

UCare's Nancy Feldman receives 21st Century Pinnacle Leader AwardUCare President and CEO Nancy Feldman has received the 21st Century Pinnacle Leader Award from the Women's Health Leadership TRUST.
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FIVE TRAVEL TIPS: Feel energetic and healthy on your next getaway

FIVE TRAVEL TIPS: Feel energetic and healthy on your next getawayWhether you are getting away on a much needed vacation or packing up for yet another business trip, being able to stick with a healthy eating plan while traveling can be a trick. It's hard enough to know what to eat when you are home, but trying to figure out how to avoid unhealthy foods while on the go can seem nearly impossible. Here are five tips to help you navigate the food world on your next trip:
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Know your allergy and asthma symptoms and triggers

Know your allergy and asthma symptoms and triggersAllergies and asthma can go hand-in-hand with some of the same substances that trigger allergy symptoms also causing asthma symptoms. Allergic reactions begin in the immune system when it overreacts to an allergen and produces antibodies that release histamine and other chemicals, causing symptoms like nasal congestion and itchy eyes. For some, the same reaction leads to asthma symptoms in the lungs and airways. And, in serious cases, a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis can occur.
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