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Feb 27th


How much electricity will plug-in hybrids use?

 How much electricity will plug-in hybrids use?Dear EarthTalk: When the plug-in Prius is released, how much electricity will it use? Will my electric bill double if my Prius is plugged in each night? Or will the increase be minimal? Also, will all this recharging put a strain on the existing electricity grid? -- G.C. Marx, Colorado Springs, CO

Many families today could benefit from a little help – look at WIC

As families struggle with tight budgets, Hennepin County would like to remind women who are pregnant or have children under the age of five that they may be able to receive nutrition advice and food assistance through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.

American Stroke Association launches Take 2 to Save 2 stroke campaign

(BLACK PR WIRE) Life is a precious gift and so are loved ones. The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, last week launched a campaign that provides people an array of life-changing health messages to send to those who may be at risk for stroke.

Health Briefs: Are Doctors Missing Diabetics?

MADISON, Wis. -- If you are 45 years and older, overweight and have high-risk factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, you should ask your doctor for a diabetes test during routine visits, says Dr. Ann Sheehy, a hospitalist at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

What's love got to do with it?

(NNPA) - Millions of Americans celebrated Valentine's Day last weekend by sending each other flowers, going out to brunch or dinner, or even getting engaged. Of course, advertisers want us to believe that love is about heart-shaped boxes, diamonds, flowers, chocolate, and candlelit dinners. But true love is much more substantive than that. In fact, our addiction to the fairy tales we see in the movies not only makes it less likely that we'll experience love but also leaves us more vulnerable to heartbreak--or worse.

New numbers show nearly 60,000 Minnesotans have been helped by the Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Washington, D.C.— At a time when millions of patients are uninsured and having difficulty obtaining the medicines they need to fight debilitating chronic diseases, America’s pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies are stepping up their efforts to help patients all over the country through the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA).    

Study finds racial gaps continue in heart disease awareness, low knowledge of heart attack warning signs among women

Racial gaps exist in women’s heart-health awareness, women’s knowledge of heart attack warning signs requires attention and nearly half of women report they would not call 9-1-1 if they were having heart attack symptoms, according to new research published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a journal of the American Heart Association. 
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