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Apr 23rd

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Minnesotans urged to get vaccinated during National Influenza Vaccination Week

The month of December is filled with holiday events, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. Don't let influenza keep you from enjoying the upcoming season. Influenza season is just getting underway in Minnesota, so it's not too late to get vaccinated against what can be a serious disease, say state health officials. Nearly everyone should get vaccinated against influenza.
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Mental Health: What’s normal, what’s not

Mental Health: What’s normal, what’s notWhat's the difference between mental health and mental illness? Sometimes the answer is clear, but often the distinction between mental health and mental illness isn't so obvious. For example, if you're afraid of giving a speech in public, does it mean you have a mental health condition or a run-of-the-mill case of nerves? Or, when does shyness become a case of social phobia?
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State gains millions of additional dollars to help Minnesota seniors, people with disabilities remain independent, healthy, safe

State gains millions of additional dollars to help Minnesota seniors, people with disabilities remain independent, healthy, safeMinnesota has been given a green light to deliver better care and more choices for senior citizens and people with disabilities. The federal government has granted formal approval for the state to proceed with its Reform 2020 initiative – a nation-leading, innovative approach to delivering long term care services. This initiative, the result of bipartisan efforts, aims to help more seniors and people with disabilities stay in their homes and remain active and independent rather than being forced into costly nursing facilities.
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Nutrition and diabetes

Nutrition and diabetesTraditional diabetic diet plans involving counting calories and grams of sugar can be restrictive. They often fail to address your personal preferences and medical condition.

Whether your goal is to normalize your lab work results, stop or reduce the amount of medications you take, lose weight, have more vitality, or maintain your overall health, you should follow a nutrition plan that addresses your individual needs.
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RACHEL SCHUTZ: Strength training, lifting weights, and body image

RACHEL SCHUTZ: Strength training, lifting weights, and body imageAccording to the Mayo Clinic, strength training and lifting weights is an important part of exercising because it has been known to help gain lean muscle and achieve weight loss goals more efficiently.

Strength training can also help increase bone density and some studies have shown that strength training helps older adults focus more.
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Improving arthritis pain with diet

Improving arthritis pain with dietArthritis is a general term that means joint inflammation and there are a many diseases that can cause arthritis.
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Talk to your family about diabetes and healthy vision

Talk to your family about diabetes and healthy visionThe subject of diabetes seems to be everywhere these days—in the news, on social media, even on talk shows. In fact, 26 million people have diabetes, and this number is increasing, putting more people at risk for health complications. If you or someone in your family has diabetes, you should talk to them about diabetic eye disease, one of the complications of diabetes.
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