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It’s back-to-school time — don’t stress out!

It’s back-to-school time — don’t stress out!

Aug. 27 | By Jennifer Keitt Contributing Writer Here are five ways for mothers to keep body and soul together as another school year approaches. Heal self-defeating thoughts  “I stunk at math and my kids will stink too!” This was my greatest self-sabotaging...

‘Special needs’ children?  You must be joking.

‘Special needs’ children? You must be joking.

Aug. 23 | Who and what is a “Special Needs Child”? Here we go again with some fool somewhere making up labels for people they have no concept of. First and foremost, the label dehumanizes the most precious of our human resources. This label confuses the...

What is Ebola Fever?

What is Ebola Fever?

Aug. 21 | Ebola Fever is a viral infection. The virus causes the bleeding (hemorrhage) of internal organs and of the skin. It also causes the infected person to have a fever. It is also known as Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever. There is no vaccination against it. Ebola...

Straight-up talk about testosterone

Straight-up talk about testosterone

Aug. 15 | By Dr. Salvatore J. Giorgianni and Dr. Stephen M. Giorgianni Contributing Writers   It’s almost impossible to turn on the TV or open a newspaper (or website) without hearing about testosterone deficiency in men. We’re barraged with information...

Until there’s a cure, prevention is our best hope for controlling HIV/AIDS

Until there’s a cure, prevention is our best hope for controlling HIV/AIDS

Aug. 14 | Most skin diseases occur in people of all nationalities, regardless of their skin color. Certain problems encountered in the skin are more common in people with different hues of skin, and sometimes a disorder seems more prominent because it affects...

Motivate yourself to achieve in the workplace

Motivate yourself to achieve in the workplace

Aug. 4 | Years ago, I took a course on how to develop supervision skills in new managers. During one lecture, the professor stated that employees are not motivated by money. This philosophy was foreign to me, as it did not resonate with my desires or my motivators. This...

Compassion is essential to our humanity

Compassion is essential to our humanity

Aug. 1 |   Work in helping professions can lead to burnout, loss of compassion         By Tamiko Morgan, M.D. Compassion is defined as “sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it”...

Summer heat and medications can be a dangerous combination for seniors

Summer heat and medications can be a dangerous combination for seniors

Jul. 31 | A potentially deadly danger lurks in the medicine cabinets of seniors this summer. Did you know that heat, when combined with certain medications, can seriously harm seniors? That’s why families are urged to pay special attention to seniors who...

Reducing chemical emissions can benefit businesses in many ways

Reducing chemical emissions can benefit businesses in many ways

Jul. 31 | Matching grants are available to greatly reduce costs   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Last week we introduced MSR readers to environmental disparities affecting communities of color and how the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)...

Early detection of prostate cancer can save lives

Early detection of prostate cancer can save lives

Jul. 29 | It’s especially important that Black men over 40 discuss this with their doctor   African American men are 65 percent more likely than Caucasian men to be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetimes. Additionally, African American...