Princeton, N.J.—A new NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) poll released that examines the role of stress in Americans' lives finds that about half of the public (49%) reported that they had a major stressful event or experience in the past year. Nearly half (43%) reported that the most stressful experiences related to health.
Hunger persists in Minnesota despite economic upswing: USDA: 11-percent of MN households are food insecure
Thursday, 11 September 2014 15:18
John Michaelson, Minnesota News Connection
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Many of the leading economic indicators in Minnesota, such as the unemployment rate and manufacturing, continue to improve, but the rebound is not being fully felt when it comes to families struggling to put food on the table.
Minnesota retailers lead nation in preventing tobacco sales to youth
Thursday, 04 September 2014 14:17
Minnesota 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.
Thursday, 21 August 2014 15:25
EarthTalk® E - The Environmental Magazine
Dear 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