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Poll finds health most common source of stress

Poll finds health most common source of stressPrinceton, N.J.—A new NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) poll released that examines the role of stress in Americans' lives finds that about half of the public (49%) reported that they had a major stressful event or experience in the past year. Nearly half (43%) reported that the most stressful experiences related to health.
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Hunger persists in Minnesota despite economic upswing: USDA: 11-percent of MN households are food insecure

Hunger persists in Minnesota despite economic upswing: USDA: 11-percent of MN households are food insecureST. PAUL, Minn. - Many of the leading economic indicators in Minnesota, such as the unemployment rate and manufacturing, continue to improve, but the rebound is not being fully felt when it comes to families struggling to put food on the table.
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Push to recruit Black, Latino nurses: Heart Association teams with Macy's for scholarship program

Push to recruit Black, Latino nurses: Heart Association teams with Macy's for scholarship programArihanna Venable enjoys talking with her patients as she performs physical exams, takes their blood pressure and, sometimes administers medicine to help soothe wounds or illnesses.
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Minnesota retailers lead nation in preventing tobacco sales to youth

Minnesota retailers lead nation in preventing tobacco sales to youthMinnesota achieved a 99 percent compliance rate with state and federal laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to people under 18 years old during the 2013 federal fiscal year. Minnesota tied with Nevada for the lowest retailer sale violation rate of one percent, as reported in an annual report recently released by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
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Breast feeding: An amazing gift

Breast feeding: An amazing giftAugust is National Breastfeeding Month.

World Breastfeeding Week was Aug. 1 – 7, and Black Breastfeeding Week is August 25 – 31.
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Over-fortified processed foods

Over-fortified processed foodsDear EarthTalk: Is it true that much of our food—including cereals and snacks eaten by children—is actually over-fortified with excessive amounts of vitamins and minerals that can be dangerous to our health? Diane Summerton, Waukesha, WI
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Tobacco use and the African American community

Tobacco use and the African American communityWe are youth leaders for WE WIN Institute, which is an organization that is dedicated to the academic and social success of all children.
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