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What will you find during Medicare Open Enrollment?

What will you find during Medicare Open Enrollment?

Nov. 23 |             By Marilyn Tavenner Contributing Writer Your health needs change from year to year. And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year, too. That’s why it’s important to review your Medicare...

More babies not born in hospitals

More babies not born in hospitals

Nov. 22 | More than 1.3 percent of births (904 babies) in Minnesota in 2012 occurred outside of a hospital — mainly in homes and freestanding birth centers — up from 0.5 percent of births (366 babies) in 2004. “As the numbers of freestanding birth centers...

Gary Cunningham named Metro State Alumnus of the Year

Gary Cunningham named Metro State Alumnus of the Year

Nov. 22 | In recognition of his strong commitment to serving the Twin Cities community both as a professional and as a volunteer, Metropolitan State University recognized Gary Cunningham as its 2014 Alumnus of the Year at the 2014 Celebrating Service to the...

No bones about it — vitamin D is good for your health!

No bones about it — vitamin D is good for your health!

Nov. 20 |               Vitamin D has been well known for its ability to help build strong bones. Vitamin D assists the body in using the calcium we eat for good bone production. A severe lack of vitamin D has been associated...

Turning Point announces ‘big-time’ partnership with North Memorial

Turning Point announces ‘big-time’ partnership with North Memorial

Nov. 20 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Chemical healthcare needs in the Black community historically have been emphasized less than they should be. Turning Point since 1976 has provided both culturally specific inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency...

The Good Wife Works: On memories and fear of loss

The Good Wife Works: On memories and fear of loss

Nov. 19 | Wilt Chamberlain said it: “Important to you, irrelevant to others.” Experts agree, and advise you to get rid of your junk so as not to burden your family with your stuff. Americans are, after all, five percent of the world’s population consuming...

Domestic violence is a public health threat that affects us all

Domestic violence is a public health threat that affects us all

Nov. 14 | Each year since 1981, October has been the month dedicated to promote awareness and prevention of domestic violence. However, we need to keep our focus on the impact of domestic violence in families. Domestic violence has been defined as a “pattern...

Back by popular demand: Recognizing and treating Molluscum Contagiosum

Back by popular demand: Recognizing and treating Molluscum Contagiosum

Nov. 12 | What is Molluscum Contagiosum?  Molluscum Contagiosum is a viral infection that produces small, flesh-colored, dome-shaped bumps that can often become irritated or painful. They may appear to have a shiny surface in a small central indentation,...

A thought caused it all

A thought caused it all

Nov. 10 | Introducing a new biweekly column in which various contributors from both sides of prison walls will explore common ground for effecting change.   By Kevin Reese Contributing Writer   As I sit here at my desk in Lino Lakes Correctional...

Garage sales can unite the generations

Garage sales can unite the generations

Nov. 9 | Here it is Saturday morning and I haven’t hit a sale the entire summer. I rode by a sale on Selby near the capital on Friday and called my daughter to say, “They have some good stuff sitting out — you may want to drive by. They have a sofa that...
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