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Mar 01st


Improving school lunches

Improving school lunchesDear EarthTalk: I hear that many school cafeterias have nutrition standards no better—even worse—than those of fast food chains. What can be done about this? -- Betsy Edison, Nashville, TN

Americans have done a great job making sure that our kids have something to eat at school regardless of socioeconomic status, with the National School Lunch Program providing low-cost or free lunches to upwards of 31 million students at 92 percent of U.S. public and private schools.

UCare to hold UCare Choices benefit and enrollment overview meetings

UCare to hold UCare Choices benefit and enrollment overview meetingsUCare is hosting benefit and enrollment overview meetings about UCare’s UCare Choices and Fairview UCare Choices health plans available on MNsure, Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace.


Snacks!!Keep them simple...keep them healthy!! The trick is to have healthy alternatives all precut and ready to grab!! Take some time to set yourself up for success by doing all the shopping and chopping ahead of time!

Baby boomers and scoliosis: Osteoporosis is risk factor

Baby boomers and scoliosis: Osteoporosis is risk factorROCHESTER, Minn. — For many adults, the word scoliosis conjures up childhood memories of lining up in gym class for an examination by the school nurse. But scoliosis isn't just a pediatric condition. Curvature of the spine can develop in adults too, and the osteoporosis that can accompany menopause is a risk factor. Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon Paul Huddleston, M.D., explains how scoliosis develops, prevention and treatment options and a trend he is seeing in Baby Boomer women.

Let's talk Lunch!

Let's talk Lunch!Let's face it, we are all busy people! We run around all day from the moment we wake up. The key to feeding yourself right is to have a plan....otherwise when the afternoon munchies arrive you will want to grab anything that's handy. Don't get stuck in the "fast food" trap, instead let's talk about having some good ideas, that are quick, convenient and ready to grab.

Rare blood cancer has higher incidence in African-Americans

Rare blood cancer has higher incidence in African-AmericansAlthough it is a rare blood cancer, Multiple Myeloma is an aggressive and rapidly progressive illness that causes certain white blood cells, normally responsible for combating illnesses, to be overproduced. This proliferation of abnormal cells is known as myeloma cells, and can lead to the growth of tumors that may potentially spread to multiple sites in the body.

Ebola drug safety tests raise ethical issues as NY Times commends Cuba

Ebola drug safety tests raise ethical issues as NY Times commends CubaOct. 20 (GIN) – Can you test a promising new Ebola drug by giving it to one sample infected group and giving a deactivated placebo to another?

That's the issue dividing medical experts at a World Health Organization meeting this week in Geneva.
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