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Mar 31st

Health

Thyroid disease can diminish quality of life

Thyroid disease can diminish quality of lifeMuch like motor vehicles have engines, our bodies have similar parts to help us function. The heart and brain are the big anatomy regulators, but did you know the thyroid is also a crucial driver of bodily operation? When your thyroid experiences problems, your whole body starts to feel out of sorts — and your quality of life suffers.
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OPINION: Survey hides tobacco impact, use in communities of color

OPINION: Survey hides tobacco impact, use in communities of colorThe latest Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey (MATS) report released January 22, 2015, masks the health inequities that exist in commercial tobacco use by American Indians, communities of color and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) communities.
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North Memorial Medical Center partnering with the State to offer free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings

North Memorial Medical Center partnering with the State to offer free Breast and Cervical Cancer ScreeningsProgram to target women who might otherwise skip necessary screening services due to financial or transportation barriers
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The health care law's effect on you

The health care law's effect on youNearly everyone is affected by the Affordable Care Act and will need to do something new when filing their taxes this year. The following chart will help you better understand how the health care law affects you and everyone on your return.
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Week one down... nine more to go

Week one down... nine more to goThe second week of the ten week Insight 2 Health Fitness Challenge - Round 5 began with the same enthusiasm as the kick off on January 17th. A full week of vigorous often grueling workouts did not deter the group of twenty plus participants from coming in through the doors of the F.I.T. Lab on 1565 Como Avenue South in St. Paul Saturday morning.
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Blood pressure 101

Blood pressure 101High blood pressure or hypertension is the most common cardiovascular disease with more than 30 percent of American adults affected by it. Men and women have a similar risk for developing high blood pressure but, after the onset of menopause, women are actually at a higher risk.
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Planning international travel? Don't forget about immunizations!

Planning international travel? Don't forget about immunizations!Measles kills 400 children in the world every day. It is very contagious and travels easily from one continent to another. But, there is something you can do to protect you and your family – get vaccinated.
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