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Oct 30th

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Minnesota retailers lead nation in preventing tobacco sales to youth

Minnesota retailers lead nation in preventing tobacco sales to youthMinnesota achieved a 99 percent compliance rate with state and federal laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to people under 18 years old during the 2013 federal fiscal year. Minnesota tied with Nevada for the lowest retailer sale violation rate of one percent, as reported in an annual report recently released by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
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Breast feeding: An amazing gift

Breast feeding: An amazing giftAugust is National Breastfeeding Month.

World Breastfeeding Week was Aug. 1 – 7, and Black Breastfeeding Week is August 25 – 31.
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Over-fortified processed foods

Over-fortified processed foodsDear EarthTalk: Is it true that much of our food—including cereals and snacks eaten by children—is actually over-fortified with excessive amounts of vitamins and minerals that can be dangerous to our health? Diane Summerton, Waukesha, WI
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Tobacco use and the African American community

Tobacco use and the African American communityWe are youth leaders for WE WIN Institute, which is an organization that is dedicated to the academic and social success of all children.
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Emergency gallbladder surgery: Do you need it, or can you afford to wait?

Emergency gallbladder surgery: Do you need it, or can you afford to wait?Study: younger, older people likelier to visit ER repeatedly with gallstone pain before surgery
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UCare hires Dr. Alvaro H. Sanchez as associate medical director

UCare hires Dr. Alvaro H. Sanchez as associate medical directorUCare has hired Dr. Alvaro H. Sanchez as the nonprofit health plan's new associate medical director.
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Tips for health-conscious Minnesotans

Tips for health-conscious MinnesotansST. PAUL, Minn. - A meal of a burger, French fries and a milkshake tops a list of the most calorie-laden meals served at restaurant chains nationwide.
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