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Nov 20th

Health

Who are you modeling your health habits after?

Who are you modeling your health habits after?My mother was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at the age of 53.

Unfortunately, she passed away from diabetes complications at 65 years of age. Of course this was because she did not take care of her blood sugars. Her A1C hovered around 10. It was so frustrating trying to help her. I remember traveling the full emotional scale as her caretaker, desperately trying to show her how to experience normal blood sugars.
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Artificial sweeteners and other sugar substitutes

Artificial sweeteners and other sugar substitutesWhether your goal is cutting calories or eating healthier, sugar substitutes abound. Understand the pros and cons to make an informed choice.
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Tap water: Safe and healthy to drink

Tap water: Safe and healthy to drinkDid you know that tap water in the Twin Cities is healthy and safe? Most people get the water in their home from a city or other type of public water system. These water systems make the water safe to drink by filtering and disinfecting the water. Anything that can cause people to get sick is removed.
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PUTTING IN THE WORK

PUTTING IN THE WORKMaster trainer Tyron Minor keeps the Insight2Health Fitness Challenge participants on track with praise (where deserved) and the promise of pain.

He recently wrote:
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Food Justice: A Q+A with LaDonna Redmond

Food Justice: A Q+A with LaDonna RedmondPart 1 of a series

The following is a transcript of a recent Conversations With Al McFarlane with Insight founder, Al McFarlane and food justice advocate, LaDonna Redmond.

Al McFarlane
You are a colleague in the radio industry. You have a regular and celebrated program on our sister station KMOJ. Your program is called "It's Your Health." It's a great service to our community, a great program. It's an important topic.
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Insight2Health Challenge in full swing

Insight2Health Challenge in full swingNext session starts June 14

Diabetes, heart disease and stroke are leading causes of mortality among African-Americans.
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MDH report: Sharp increase in STD rates

MDH report: Sharp increase in STD ratesA new report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) shows significant increases in the rates of some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) from 2012 to 2013. While the state's overall STD rate increased 10 percent, the increases were much higher for syphilis (up 64 percent) and gonorrhea (up 26 percent).
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