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Sep 14th

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Racial disparities in diabetes prevalence linked to living conditions

(NNPA) - The higher incidence of diabetes among African Americans when compared to whites may have more to do with living conditions than genetics, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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North Minneapolis psychiatrist Edward Posey wins Professional of the Year Award

North Minneapolis psychiatrist Edward Posey wins Professional of the Year AwardThe National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota presented Edward Posey, M.D. psychiatrist for NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center of Minneapolis, with its Professional of the Year Award at its Annual Conference, held Nov. 7 in Bloomington. Dr. Posey has served North Minneapolis and Hennepin County in the capacity of Adult Consulting Psychiatrist for over forty years.
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(Health and Wellness) Koficore Studios: A holistic approach to fitness

(Health and Wellness) Koficore Studios: A holistic approach to fitness Koficore Studios in Minneapolis is like no other gym that I have ever visited. The space is so beautiful and so comfortable. Dark cherry wood covers the entire studio floor. Koficore Studios is extremely clean and loaded with all the equipment a person will need for a complete workout.
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To honor the Great American Smokeout and Lung Cancer Awareness Month, smokers quit for a Day for Life

To honor the Great American Smokeout and Lung Cancer Awareness Month, smokers quit for a Day for Life (NNPA) - Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States.  The death toll from smoking exceeds that from HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, motor vehicle collisions, suicide, and even homicide.  In fact, 90 percent of lung cancers, the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, are caused by tobacco. Unfortunately lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among African American men and women. Mortality rates for lung cancer are highest among African American males.
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EarthTalk: Greener travel and lodging options

EarthTalk: Greener travel and lodging optionsDear EarthTalk: I’m a travel agent and our firm has several clients wanting to go with green vendors, including for travel (airline or rental car) and lodging.  Our company is supportive so would like to know which airlines, hotels and car rental agencies are going affordably green? -- Carol Biggar, via e-mail
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Five questions to ask at the prescription counter

It’s that time of year again: patients across the country are renewing their insurance and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. According to many health experts, now is a critical time for patients to examine their medications to be sure they continue to get what the doctor ordered.
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Older drivers: Don't get caught in the dark

(NNPA) - The end of Daylight Savings time on November 1, 2009 doesn’t just mean you’re getting an extra hour of sleep.  Setting clocks back one hour also means an extra hour of night driving, which can be problematic for everyone, particularly older drivers.
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