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Colon cancer screening saves lives
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Colon cancer screening saves lives

[caption id="attachment_23533" align="alignleft"]mevissen 1Dr. Greg Mevissen, North Memorial Health Care[/caption]March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. It is a good time to stop and think whether you and your loved ones are up to date on colon cancer screening. Taking a few simple steps can save lives.

Is it a cold or the flu?
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Is it a cold or the flu?

[caption id="attachment_22799" align="alignleft"]marytschida 4x6Mary Tschida[/caption]As we approach the height of flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that the 2014-2015 season may be severe – as many strains of the influenza virus being seen are not covered by this year’s vaccine.

Healthy holiday eating habits
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Healthy holiday eating habits

[caption id="attachment_22577" align="alignleft"]karen palmer 2007 4x6Karen Palmer[/caption]Excess weight and unhealthy eating contribute to a multitude of health conditions including coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and some cancers – to name just a few. Making smart nutrition choices and maintaining healthy eating habits can be especially challenging during the holiday season.

The important message of Movember… and all those mustaches
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The important message of Movember… and all those mustaches

[caption id="attachment_22346" align="alignleft"]erik hauglandDr. Erik Haugland[/caption]The Movember campaign and resulting mustaches popping up all over the metro are a great sign in terms of men’s health awareness. Movember is an annual event involving the growing of mustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and other male health concerns, and associated charities.

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