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Jul 01st

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PARENTING: Don't Wait, Vaccinate: Protect Infants from Deadly Diseases

PARENTING: Don't Wait, Vaccinate: Protect Infants from Deadly Diseases(StatePoint) It may seem like diseases like polio, measles and whooping cough are a thing of the past. But the 2014-15 measles outbreak is a stark reminder that these viruses still circulate and children who are not immunized are at risk.
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Stemming the tide against Alzheimer's disease

Stemming the tide against Alzheimer's diseaseMany of us know a loved one who has faced Alzheimer's disease. It's a wrenching experience—watching them slowly slip away, trying to be a source of comfort and companionship, even as a cure remains painfully out of reach. Alzheimer's has come to be known as the "long goodbye," a disease that gradually takes its toll on millions of people in Minnesota and across the country every year.
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Eat Carbs-No Weight Gain!

Eat Carbs-No Weight Gain!The much-maligned carbohydrate (an essential, macro nutrient) has been touted as the bane of your dietary existence for too long. Don't worry, you can eat your comfort food carbohydrate favorites without the guilt that often comes with consuming them and you don't have to pack on dreaded pounds when you do. Instead of banning pasta, potato chips, ice cream, and those hi-carb foods that send you swooning every time you catch a whiff of their gooey goodness, I encourage you to proceed without the caution using the small tweaks I give you below. Here are my Top 4 Carb Fixes that deliver on taste, while lowering the calorie and carb content:
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Worried about the cost of shots? The MnVFC program can help

Worried about the cost of shots? The MnVFC program can helpMaria is the mom of a 12-month-old who is due for her next well child check-up with the doctor. Like any other parent, she wants what is best for her child. She knows that getting her daughter vaccinated is an important thing to do to protect her from dangerous diseases.
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ROUND 5, WEEK 10: IT'S NOT WHERE YOU START, IT'S WHERE YOU FINISH!

ROUND 5, WEEK 10: IT'S NOT WHERE YOU START, IT'S WHERE YOU FINISH!Forty five days of extensive, intensive, grueling, torturous, invigorating and energizing reintroduction to our bodies at the F.I.T. Lab (Fitness, Innovation and Transformation) ended with the same great enthusiasm that was felt at the exciting Kick Off on January 17th, 2015.
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ROUND 5, WEEK 9: Take it to the Mayo

ROUND 5, WEEK 9: Take it to the MayoWeek nine of the Insight 2 Health Fitness Challenge Round Five ended with a field trip to the $50 Million Dollar Mayo Sports Clinic in Block E downtown Minneapolis. The 20,000 sq. ft. facility opened its door to host the seventy plus I2H Fitness Challenge participants and their invited guests. Guests included Senator Bobby Champion, former I2H participants, community leaders, neighbors and family members.
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Minneapolis Urban League helping Minnesotans get covered and minimize 2015 tax penalties during special enrollment period

Minneapolis Urban League helping Minnesotans get covered and minimize 2015 tax penalties during special enrollment periodWith tax season upon us, the Minneapolis Urban League is helping Minnesotans who must pay the tax penalty for not having 2014 health coverage, and who did not enroll in 2015 health insurance during the most recent open enrollment period, get 2015 coverage during MNsure's special enrollment period. Getting enrolled during this special enrollment period will substantially decrease the amount of a 2015 tax penalty they may have to pay.
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