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Nov 26th


Health news for a healthy heart

There are many different things that can affect the health of a person’s heart -Optimism can help, loneliness can hurt. This article discusses the former and latter.

Diabetes: A consistent health concern in the African American community

Diabetes has been a consistent and constant health concern for many African American families for numerous years.  Diabetes can have severe effects physiologically and physically on the body.  If diagnosed and treated properly diabetes is a health concern that can be managed.  On the other hand, if the disease is not handled in a timely manner, death may result.

2009-H1N1 National Preparedness and Response Overview

The health and safety of the American people is the first priority of President Barack Obama.  Since the novel 2009-H1N1 flu virus emerged in the United States during the third week of April, the President has received regular briefings and asked his Cabinet to spare no effort in addressing this national security challenge.

(Health and Wellness) Students’ at risk as schools abandon health instruction

(Health and Wellness) Students’ at risk as schools abandon health instructionI am passionate about developing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of children.  I have dedicated 20 years of my life to working with children in various capacities, whether it be dance, mentoring, or life skills training.  Over this time, I have witnessed first hand children who are becoming less and less healthy.

The economic costs of uninsured children

In June, Rice University's James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy released "The Economic Impact of Uninsured Children on America," (.pdf) a new report whose bottom line is that extending health insurance coverage to all children in the United States would be relatively inexpensive compared to the cost of letting children remain uninsured and would yield economic benefits that are greater than the costs.

AARP offers free health screenings and health education

AARP offers free health screenings and health educationCongress is engaged in an enormously important national debate on health care. But we all know our health is also shaped in discussions closer to home—around our  kitchen tables and in our communities.  So while AARP is working with the President and Congress to make sure all Americans have affordable, quality health care, we’re also working to make sure every person has the resources and the information to take care of his or her health.

U of M Medical School receives grant from National Institutes of Health to establish Center of Excellence in Minority Health

The University of Minnesota Medical School was awarded $6.24 million by the National Institutes of Health to establish a Center for Excellence in Health Disparities Research, Engagement, and Training (CeHDRET) focusing on minority health and health disparities.  More then 30 percent of Minneapolis is composed of ethnic minorities, and this grant will help provide the Medical School with the resources to enhance opportunities for diverse populations and improve minority health overall.
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