Thursday, 03 April 2014 12:39
The Minnesota Department of Health, Immunization Program
Vaccines are a very important part of protecting your children and yourself from some serious diseases. Anyone who has seen a person die or get very sick from a disease that could be prevented by a vaccine knows how important they are.
14 scholarships for Black nurses: Deadline to apply is April 15th
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 12:32
Nationwide -- The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) is committed to excellence in education and conducts continuing education programs for nurses and allied health professionals throughout the year. The association also provides annual scholarships for students ranging from $1,000 - $6,000.
Saturday, 29 March 2014 00:00
Maly Xiong, 47, Oakdale, MN
I 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.
Large waist linked to poor health, even among those in healthy body mass index ranges
Thursday, 27 March 2014 12:15
ROCHESTER, 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.
"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."