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Apr 20th

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Minnesotans in desperate need of public health care option

President Barack Obama held another Town Hall meeting on health care reform Wednesday, and Minnesota supporters of reform want Congress to listen. Eliot Seide, executive director of Minnesota AFSCME Council 5, says health care premiums have increased 90 percent in eight years, meaning 1 million Minnesotans pay more than 10 percent of their income on health care.
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(Health and Wellness) What constitutes a healthy diet?

(Health and Wellness) What constitutes a healthy diet?Many people know what kinds of exercises to do in the hopes of loosing weight. But, most people do not know much about nutrition. Less is known about what constitutes a serving size and how many servings per day a person is supposed to consume. This article will hopefully answer some of the questions you have regarding nutrition.
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Park Nicollet joins with St. Mary's Health Clinics to provide free health care

Park Nicollet and St. Mary's Health Clinics entered into a partnership that provides patients with high-quality care, no matter their ability to pay. Those in need can visit one of the 11 St. Mary's Health Clinics or 10 Park Nicollet Clinic locations. All locations listed at www.parknicollet.com/foundation/community-connectivity/caring_clinics.cfm
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(Health and Wellness) What is stress: Stages, symptoms and treatments

Stress is a very interesting and complex concept.  Many people know what stress is by concept (not definition), but do not realize the potential negative effects it can have on the body.  Negative stress, if not dealt with properly can lead to multiple negative symptoms and ultimately disease.
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Minneapolis Urban League observes National HIV Testing Day

The Minneapolis Urban League will observe National HIV Testing Day Friday, June 26, 2009 by offering free, rapid, confidential HIV testing from 9 am until 2 pm at its North Minneapolis location, the Glover-Sudduth Center 2100 Plymouth Avenue North.  Every ninth person tested will receive a gift card and light refreshments will be served.  There will also be a prize drawing at the end of the day.
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Ladies no more excuses! Time to take care of ourselves

I find it very disturbing how many African American women decide not to take care of themselves in an appropriate and healthy manner.  It seems that the women in our community find it a chore to workout, even if it is just for 20 minutes three times a week, which literally adds up to an hour per week.
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American Heart Association provides healthy recipes and tools for family reunions this summer

African Americans are twice as likely to suffer a stroke as white Americans. Stroke is the number three killer and leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. But knowing your family health history, your risk factors and making healthy lifestyle choices such as exercising most days of the week, not smoking, eating a diet rich in vegetables and low in fat and salt, and monitoring your risk for high blood pressure and diabetes can significantly reduce your risk for suffering a stroke.
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