Remembering to eat healthful foods can sometimes be challenging when you're not in your own kitchen. But it doesn't have to be. "There are many things you can ask restaurants," said Shirley Winslett, registered dietitian with Owatonna Hospital, part of Allina Health. "You can ask how the food is cooked; if it's cooked with butter, ask if they can cook with oil instead."
Your child has been home from school for three days with a cough, runny nose, and fever. You've had to miss work to take care of him and are worried that you'll have to miss a couple more days. This is a common situation that families experience during influenza (flu) season because influenza can make people feel miserable for several days or weeks.
Ask yourself these questions to create a workout tailored to your needs and preferences.
Fitness programs abound, from yoga and Pilates to step aerobics and strength training — either at home or in a gym. So which type of fitness program is right for you? Ask yourself these questions to figure it out.
Monday, 14 October 2013 13:09
Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson
Minnesota has always been a leader in health care. Our health care system is one of the best in the world. We are the top state in the nation for long-term care services and the healthiest state for seniors. We are ranked in the top five for overall health care and health care for low-income individuals. Yet these rankings cover over the disturbing truth that Minnesota is home to some of the worst health disparities in the nation.
Black women have the highest breast cancer death rates of all racial and ethnic groups and are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States. Breast cancer deaths are going down fastest among white women. Black women are more likely to die of breast cancer than other women.
Health officials say antibiotic resistance is urgent public health, health care issue
Monday, 07 October 2013 14:44
State health officials joined their counterparts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in calling attention to the threat of antibiotic resistance as a critical public health and patient care and safety issue.
Monday, 07 October 2013 14:38
EarthTalk® E - The Environmental Magazine
Dear EarthTalk: I saw an article on sugar's effects on the environment. Has anyone compared different sweeteners (artificial or natural) for their environmental impacts? -- Terri Oelrich, via e-mail
The production of sugar has indeed taken a huge environmental toll. "Sugar has arguably had as great an impact on the environment as any other agricultural commodity," reports the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), citing biodiversity loss as a result of the "wholesale conversion of habitat on tropical islands and on coastal areas" to grow sugar. WWF adds that the cultivation of sugar has also resulted in considerable soil erosion and degradation and the use of large amounts of chemicals across the tropics and beyond.