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Feb 11th

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Healthy vision: Make it last a lifetime

 Healthy vision: Make it last a lifetime

Family matters. Few things are more gratifying than watching the children play at your family reunion, cooking your special dish, or laughing at old family photos. But imagine for a moment that you lost your ability to see. Enjoying these familiar sights would no longer be possible.

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Book Review:HIV/AIDS: The Facts and The Fiction

Book Review:HIV/AIDS: The Facts and The Fiction

“Unfortunately, a series of interlocking misconceptions have distorted scientific and public perceptions of HIV and the AIDS epidemic… Given a sober review, the scientific literature is clear: (1) New York City is the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic; (2) the theory that HIV came from monkeys is a fallacy; and (3) the African AIDS epidemic-as-holocaust never manifested.

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MAD DADS policy rejects tobacco industry funding

MAD DADS policy rejects tobacco industry funding

The Minneapolis chapter of MAD DADS adopted a tobacco-free funding policy stating they will refuse all donations and sponsorships from the tobacco industry. 

The organization said it recognizes that ethical funding policies, which include tobacco funding, are important for positive change in the community adding that the tobacco industry targets the African-American community with excessive advertising and tobacco promotions.

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Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

May 9th is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. It’s a day to recognize the importance of promoting good mental health in our children and to recognize what can harm their mental health. People are generally aware that bullying or the death of a parent can have impact. But what else should we know?

Exposure to traumatic events can substantially negatively impact a child’s mental health and have repercussions long into adulthood – not only on their mental health but on their physical health as well. In a recent study researchers estimated that 26 percent of children in the United States will witness or experience a traumatic event before the age of 4. In addition to death of a loved one, traumatic experiences can include witnessing domestic violence, experiencing abuse or neglect, having a life-threatening illness or injury, or living with a family member whose care-giving ability is impaired.

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Robbins Wellness Center expands practice, vision

Robbins Wellness Center expands practice, vision

Pictured: Dr. Juneau and his wife Anika Robbins outside Dr. Robbins' chiropractic office, Cultural Chiropractic. Cultural Chiropractic is connected to the adjoining, recently opened Robbins Wellness Center.

People may come to chiropractor, Dr. Juneau Robbins for treatment of an ailing back, but many leave with more than just an adjustment.

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State gets $73 million in health care cost savings

State gets $73 million in health care cost savings

Healthcare workers serving persons who receive assistance from Minnesota Medical Assistance and Minnesota Care programs applaud the return of $73 million in health care cost savings to the state by major health plans. The return is thanks to the  1% cap on profits agreed to last year between Commissioner of Human Services Lucinda Jesson, HealthPartners, Medica, UCare, and BlueCross BlueShield. 

Pictured: Lucinda Jesson

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Making a visit to the doctor without leaving home

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Sometimes you can’t make it to the doctor. You don’t have a way to get there, you’re bedridden, or you may have simply forgotten. Cueing up a Skype session with your physician might be the most efficacious solution to getting immediate care, avoiding a missed appointment (and $40 co-pay), and to skipping the marathon waiting room sessions and  flipping through out dated issuemagazines.

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