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MDH officials comment on significance of Texas Ebola case for Minnesota

MDH officials comment on significance of Texas Ebola case for MinnesotaNews that the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed yesterday in a patient in a Dallas, Texas hospital may be concerning to many Minnesotans, but state health officials say it's important to keep in mind that the public health system is prepared to respond to this virus, as well as many other emerging diseases.
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Palm oil production and rainforest destruction

Palm oil production and rainforest destructionDear EarthTalk: How is it that some food purveyors are contributing to the destruction of tropical rainforests by ditching unhealthy "trans fats?" -- Billy S., Salem, OR
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Getting past a weight-loss plateau

Getting past a weight-loss plateauYou've worked hard to improve your diet and exercise habits, and you've been rewarded by seeing the number on the scale continue to drop. But then for no reason you can identify, the scale doesn't budge — even though you're still eating a healthy, low-calorie diet and exercising regularly. You've hit a weight-loss plateau.
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African Americans are critical to helping fight ALS

African Americans are critical to helping fight ALSBy now, we have all probably seen the Ice Bucket Challenge. It is wonderful that people from all walks of life come together to use social media for such good. The unity and generosity of hundreds of thousands of participants from different backgrounds has done even more than lead to donations of tens of millions of dollars to non-profit organizations in the name of ALS, it has raised awareness of this devastating condition.
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Healthy Recipes: Recipe: Breakfast burrito

Healthy Recipes: Recipe: Breakfast burritoDietitian's tip:

By using egg substitutes instead of whole eggs and substituting vegetables for sausage and cheese, you cut out much of the fat and cholesterol in this breakfast burrito.
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Statewide briefing reveals earned sick time access rates vary widely based on county of residence

Statewide briefing reveals earned sick time access rates vary widely based on county of residenceTakeAction Minnesota and the Institute for Women's Policy Research released a new report detailing access rates to earned sick time in Minnesota based on county of residence. The report, which can be found here, is a companion to data released earlier in the month, detailing statewide access rates to earned sick leave across the state, which affects over one million Minnesota workers.
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PreferredOne grabbed market share, then jumped ship

PreferredOne grabbed market share, then jumped shipTakeAction Minnesota, a statewide people's network of individual and organizational members working together to motivate people to act publicly in order to advance economic and racial equity in our state released this statement following the announcement that PreferredOne is severing its relationship with MNsure:
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