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Nov 01st

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It hurts and five other myths about bone marrow donation and registration

"Is it painful?" It’s the most commonly asked question of bone marrow donors, and it’s often asked rhetorically, because people believe they know the answer. In fact, most people believe that bone marrow donation is about as painful as childbirth or passing a kidney stone. But, while bone marrow donation isn't completely painless (you wake up feeling as if you just took a spill on the ice), it's nearly so. Doctors now harvest bone marrow while patients are under general anesthesia, so you don't feel a thing until you're already in recovery. Here are the five other common myths about bone marrow donation which is one of the most fascinating, but misunderstood, life-saving missions.  
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Human Services and Public Health Department Immunization Clinics

Bloomington Clinic
3:00 - 5:30 pm
Bloomington Division of Health
1900 W. Old Shakopee Road
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Obesity may have adverse role in HIV treatment

(NNPA) - The immune systems of HIV patients who are obese does not respond to antiretroviral therapy as well as do those of people of normal weight, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).
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'Tis (still) the Season for carbon monoxide risks: New report shows CO poisonings occur most often during winter

Wintertime weather can bring about more than just snow emergencies in Minnesota. Accidental carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings also peak during winter months, according to a new report on CO exposures released by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).
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Is tap water chlorine dangerous?

Is tap water chlorine dangerous?Dear EarthTalk: I am very concerned about the amount of chlorine in my tap water. I called my water company and they said it is safe just let the tap run for awhile to rid the smell of the chlorine. But that just gets rid of the smell, perhaps, not the chlorine? -- Anita Frigo, Milford, CT
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Green business programs

Green business programsDear EarthTalk: I’ve been following reports about President Obama’s stimulus package and what it may mean for creating green jobs. Beyond that, are there programs in place to help businesses switch to greener raw materials and/or to green up operations overall? -- Diane, via e-mail
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U of M establishes Minnesota Urban Area Health Education Center, Pam Cosby named executive director

U of M establishes Minnesota Urban Area Health Education Center, Pam Cosby named executive directorThe University of Minnesota Academic Health Center has announced the newly established Minnesota Urban Area Health Education Center (AHEC), located in North Minneapolis.
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