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Sep 30th

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Health disparities among minority populations getting worse

WARSAW, IN -- Despite government efforts to address disparities in the past decade, beginning with President Clinton's 1998 Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Initiative, there has been very little progress. African Americans have more disease, disability, and early death than Caucasians(1).
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More Minnesota kids having kids

A new report finds a second year of increases in the state's teen pregnancy and birth rates; a trend that has teen advocates worried. A study by the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting shows the state's teen pregnancy and birth rates increased by two percent over the past year.
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Minnesota-Based community, labor and faith-based organizations join together to fight for health equity

Racially disparate health outcomes are a national crisis according to members of ISAIAH, SEIU Minnesota State Council, and TakeAction Minnesota who announced the Minnesota launch of a national effort calling for solutions to systemic racial disparities in health care.
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Bill would boost cigarette tax a buck

A pack of smokes will cost more under state legislation expected to be introduced today. The bill, authored by Rep. Erin Murphy, DFL-64A,  would increase the state cigarette tax $1 a pack. She says the revenue would pay for crucial health-related programs for the underinsured. And, she adds, her plan would lower health-care costs.
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The 50 Million Pound Challenge announces one-millionth member

The 50 Million Pound Challenge announces one-millionth memberIn just under two years, The 50 Million Pound Challenge has rallied more than a million Americans to come together to 'Give up the pounds, not the fight.’ In doing so, those individuals have improved their lives and health and logged more than 3.8 million pounds lost at 50millionpounds.com.
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$75,000 gift to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

The Painters and Allied Trades for Children’s Hope Foundation, or PATCH, presented Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota with a gift of $75,000 to sponsor a “private room” for recovering children and their families in the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit currently under construction.
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Health Talk & You: Building bones at young age key to preventing Osteoporosis

The bone loss associated with osteoporosis usually begins after menopause, but the key to preventing osteoporosis is to build bone mass during childhood and teenage years.
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