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Jul 24th

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HealthCare.gov answered my prayers

HealthCare.gov answered my prayersI am a Hmong-American woman, an entrepreneur and a medical interpreter. I'm a single mom of six children, ages 12 through 25. For the past eight years, my children and I were uninsured because we could not afford health insurance.
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MNsure enrollment opportunities this weekend

MNsure enrollment opportunities this weekendAs we enter the final weekend of 2014 open enrollment, MNsure is reminding Minnesotans about remaining enrollment opportunities across the state.
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Large waist linked to poor health, even among those in healthy body mass index ranges

Large waist linked to poor health, even among those in healthy body mass index rangesROCHESTER, Minn. — March 12, 2014 — Having a big belly has consequences beyond trouble squeezing into your pants. It's detrimental to your health, even if you have a healthy body mass index (BMI), a new international collaborative study led by a Mayo Clinic researcher found. Men and women with large waist circumferences were more likely to die younger, and were more likely to die from illnesses such as heart disease, respiratory problems, and cancer after accounting for body mass index, smoking, alcohol use and physical activity. The study is published in the March edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
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MNBNA awards three scholarships; hopes to award six more

MNBNA awards three scholarships; hopes to award six moreThe Minnesota Black Nurses Association (MNBNA) held its inaugural Scholarship Fundraiser Gala and awarded three $1,000 scholarships to three nursing students from the metropolitan area.

The scholarship recipients are attending St. Catherine University, Minneapolis Community Technical College and the University of Minnesota.
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The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man"He is missing from the health care system. He is less likely to hold a job that provides health insurance. Otherwise, he is underinsured. Despite chronic poverty that cries out for relief, he often slips through the cracks of a frayed social safety net. Medicaid, focused on pregnant women and children, rarely includes him. He bears a disparate burden of disease. He dies early and struggles frequently against structures that render him invisible."
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Global warming and our health

Global warming and our healthDear EarthTalk: How is it that global warming could cause an increase in health problems and disease epidemics? Do we have any evidence that it is already happening? -- Jim Merrill, Provo, UT

Global warming isn't just bad for the environment. There are several ways that it is expected to take a toll on human health. For starters, the extreme summer heat that is becoming more normal in a warming world can directly impact the health of billions of people.
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A new cessation program introduced to help tobacco users quit

A new cessation program introduced to help tobacco users quitClearWay Minnesota recently launched a new version of QUITPLAN Services, the free cessation program available to any Minnesotan who wants to quit tobacco. The new services now include free access to text messages, email support, a downloadable quit guide and free "starter kits," which provide a two-week supply of nicotine patches, gum or lozenges to help tobacco users quit. In addition, tobacco users can now speak to a quit coach over the phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week for support and help quitting.
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