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Oct 20th


Cheerios® is looking for everyday heroes who lead the fight against heart disease

Calling all heroes, Cheerios is searching for heart-inspiring people who fight against heart disease each and every day. In America, heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death among women, particularly among African-American women, who are at the greatest risk for cardiovascular disease than any other ethnic group[1]. In response to this alarming statistic, Cheerios is once again asking for nominations for the Cheerios Sisters Saving Hearts Award that honors individuals or service organizations that have made a difference in the African-American community.

Eat your colors for better health

Eat your colors for better healthDid you know that colors are good for you? Fruits and vegetables contain compounds called phytochemicals that give them both their color and aroma.

What you don’t know about sickle cell disease

Sickle cell disease is one of the most common genetic diseases in the United States. It is estimated that more than 70,000 people have sickle cell disease and more than two million people carry the gene that allows them to pass it on to their children.

The feeding tube?

The feeding tube?For the first time, researchers have found an association between TV viewing and future eating habits in older adolescents.

High school kids who watched a lot more television than their peers at age 16 were likely to have worse eating habits five years later, a new University of Minnesota study indicates.


Fetal Alcohol Syndrome advocacy matures

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a well known disorder, yet the far reaching societal ramifications need continuous highlighting until everyone realizes its deep societal impact, as well as how easily it can be prevented.

Patient navigators: Breaking down the barriers to cancer care

When Brenda was diagnosed with cervical cancer, she was scared. Unsettled by the news and overwhelmed with complicated information, she was unsure about what to do next.

Use these tips to lower heating costs

Use these tips to lower heating costs

When we finally moved all of our belongings from Georgia to Minnesota we had so much stuff, that it completely filled an 18-wheeler.  Although the movers were hardworking, friendly fellows, the inevitable still happened; they broke a couple of things, namely two of the legs on my sofa.   I didn’t let it bother me, I simply called for the furniture repair company to come over and fix it.  (Our contents were insured, so it was no problem.)  A very chatty gentleman was sent out and in between his masterful repair skills, he asked me where I was from and what brought me to the Twin Cities.

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