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Meet Minnesota’s first Black National Guard brigadier general

Meet Minnesota’s first Black National Guard brigadier general

Sep. 10 | Brigadier General David Hamlar Jr. Col. David Hamlar Jr. was promoted to brigadier general on August 18 at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. Hamlar is the first African American to achieve the rank of brigadier general in the Minnesota National...

Adults with diabetes: Don’t forget your annual vaccinations

Adults with diabetes: Don’t forget your annual vaccinations

Sep. 5 |   Having a chronic health condition doesn’t mean you have to lose control over your health. Every day you take steps, like eating right, monitoring your blood sugar, and watching your weight, to manage your diabetes and ensure the healthiest...

Many — but not all — skin lesions are harmless

Many — but not all — skin lesions are harmless

Sep. 3 | Dear Doctor: At our family reunion up at the lake cabin, I noticed my grandfather had dozens of dark brown, rough moles on his back. Are these worrisome for skin cancer?   Your grandfather’s “moles” are most likely harmless skin growths called...

Stress: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Stress: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Aug. 27 |   By Tamiko Morgan, M.D. Stress is a common cause of many health issues and is thought to be related to more than 70 percent of doctor visits. People don’t necessarily come to the doctor complaining of being “stressed,” but when we look...

Depression: A silent killer?

Depression: A silent killer?

Aug. 27 | According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), every 13.3 minutes another person dies from suicide, which is the 10th leading cause of death in America. Robin Williams had been very public about his long struggle with depression and substance...

Entrepreneur let ‘passion’ guide her choice of business

Entrepreneur let ‘passion’ guide her choice of business

Aug. 27 | By Khymyle Mims Contributing Writer “Driven” is just one word you could use to describe Lindy Vincent; however, a better word would be “strategic.” Vincent’s a mother of three, a wife, a Stanford and University of Michigan graduate, and...

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...
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