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There is no safe level of lead in human bodies

There is no safe level of lead in human bodies

Oct. 30 | Child lead poisoning remains a threat   While significant progress has been made in recent decades in decreasing children’s exposure to lead, several thousand Minnesota children last year still had elevated levels of lead in their blood....

Antibiotic resistance called ‘urgent public health issue’

Antibiotic resistance called ‘urgent public health issue’

Sep. 25 |               State health officials have joined their counterparts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in calling attention to the threat of antibiotic resistance as a critical public health...

Minnesota joins national observance of Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Minnesota joins national observance of Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Sep. 25 |               Governor Mark Dayton has declared Sept. 22 as Falls Prevention Awareness Day in Minnesota, making Minnesota among 47 states joining the national Falls Free Initiative to raise awareness of falls on...

Flu Fighter Clinics begin Sept. 19

Flu Fighter Clinics begin Sept. 19

Sep. 19 | Flu vaccinations offered at all Minnesota Lunds & Byerly’s stores   Flu season is returning to the Northern Hemisphere. It won’t be long before the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Local churches take up fight against diabetes

Local churches take up fight against diabetes

May. 15 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Diabetes is the “gateway disease” that often can lead to other health concerns, especially for Blacks. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one of every three Blacks in this country either has diabetes...

State health officials hope to build more trust, better communication with communities of color

State health officials hope to build more trust, better communication with communities of color

May. 1 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) survey last fall found that communication barriers such as language, trust, culture and literacy exist that prevent health messages from reaching various communities. “It...

Diabetes rates have nearly doubled in 20 years

Diabetes rates have nearly doubled in 20 years

Apr. 3 | People of color especially at risk   The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) estimates that about 80,000 adults in Minnesota may have diabetes without knowing it. Given the seriousness of the disease, the Minnesota Department of Health is encouragingMinnesotans...

Eliminating health disparities is Liberian native’s passion

Eliminating health disparities is Liberian native’s passion

Mar. 20 |   Dr. Wilhelmina HolderPhoto courtesy of Dr. Holder By Michelle Lawrence Contributing Writer   People of African heritage in Minnesota experience higher rates of chronic disease, morbidity and mortality compared to nearly every other cultural...

Childhood trauma can negatively impact adult health

Childhood trauma can negatively impact adult health

Feb. 6 | More than half of Minnesotans have had an adverse experience in their childhood that could have a lifelong impact on their health and well-being, according to data recently released by the Minnesota Department of Health. The department surveyed 13,520...

Radioactive gas: a persistent health risk in Minnesota

Radioactive gas: a persistent health risk in Minnesota

Jan. 16 | Governor Dayton has declared January “Radon Action Month” to encourage testing Minnesota homes need to be tested for radon; winter is the best time to do it. Every 25 minutes, one person in the U.S. dies from radon-related lung cancer. It is...