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Oct 09th


Gardening for good health

Gardening for good healthThe health benefits of gardening are plentiful. Whether you are tending to a vegetable patch or a bed of flowers, you'll get a good physical workout by spending time with your hands in the soil.

U of M Medical Center named regional treatment center for Ebola

U of M Medical Center named regional treatment center for EbolaThe Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has been awarded an approximately $3.25 million, five-year grant from the federal government to work with the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) to establish UMMC as a regional treatment center for patients with Ebola or other severe, highly infectious diseases.

Do you know which eggs to buy?

Do you know which eggs to buy?Have you ever been at the grocery store and wondered which eggs to buy? Navigating the egg section, with all of the various labels can be downright confusing!! If you love eggs, then you should know which ones are the most nutritious! The nutritive value will vary greatly depending upon what the chicken was fed and how it was raised!

Study identifies challenges for family caregivers

Study identifies challenges for family caregiversWASHINGTON, DC-The profile of the family caregiver in America is changing as the population ages, according to a new research study from the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. While the "typical" family caregiver is a 49-year-old woman who takes care of a relative, caregivers on the whole are becoming as diverse as the American population.

Nicotine poisonings of children continued to rise in 2014

Nicotine poisonings of children continued to rise in 2014The Minnesota Poison Control System saw a 35 percent jump in e-cigarette and e-juice poisonings among children from birth to 5 years old between 2013 and 2014. This marks the second year of significant increases in nicotine poisonings related to e-cigarette products, which can contain fatal levels of nicotine for children.

What's in your grocery cart?

What's in your grocery cart?So how do you grocery shop? Do you go in with a plan? Do you bring recipes with you? OR do you just wing it? Do you ever get to the check out counter and gasp at the amount of food you grabbed without even thinking about it? Here are my favorite tips to keep you on task and on track with your health!

Four to nine factors contributed to each 'never event,' study finds

Four to nine factors contributed to each 'never event,' study findsROCHESTER, Minn. — Why are major surgical errors called "never events?" Because they shouldn't happen — but do. Mayo Clinic researchers identified 69 never events among 1.5 million invasive procedures performed over five years and detailed why each occurred. Using a system created to investigate military plane crashes, they coded the human behaviors involved to identify any environmental, organizational, job and individual characteristics that led to the never events. Their discovery: 628 human factors contributed to the errors overall, roughly four to nine per event. The study results are published in the journal Surgery.
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