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Mar 29th


MDH report: Sharp increase in STD rates

MDH report: Sharp increase in STD ratesA new report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) shows significant increases in the rates of some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) from 2012 to 2013. While the state's overall STD rate increased 10 percent, the increases were much higher for syphilis (up 64 percent) and gonorrhea (up 26 percent).

Putting in the work

Putting in the workIt feels like we are at the beginning of a movement; At the formulation of something important, explosive and expansive. It feels organic and sustainable because the experience is internal and external.

Program to monitor neurosurgical patients is first accredited in state

Program to monitor neurosurgical patients is first accredited in stateMINNEAPOLIS – (April 9, 2014) – Abbott Northwestern Hospital recently received accreditation from the Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring Laboratory Accreditation Board of ABRET (LAB-NIOM). It is one of 17 accredited programs in the U.S. and the only one in Minnesota.

Facts about Physical Activity

Facts about Physical ActivitySome Americans are getting enough, but too many are not

Less than half (48%) of all adults meet the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors of obesity

Causes, incidence, and risk factors of obesityTaking in more calories than you burn can lead to obesity because the body stores unused calories as fat. Obesity can be caused by:
Putting in the work

Last week I wrote about the private elation I held at the prospect of getting in my fitness workout as one of about 30 enrolled in the current Insight2Health Fitness Challenge. The challenge, the first of three this year, started March 15th and runs for 10 weeks into mid May.

Keep a healthy gut

Keep a healthy gutThe only time that you know you have a gut is when it either growls or cramps up, causing pain. Oh, there's another time you know you have a gut. It's when you look down and can't see your knees. That's really not an enlarged gut, but a collection of fat in the wall of the abdomen. The abdomen is filled with many organs such as the liver, spleen, pancreas and stomach. However, the gut occupies most of the space in the abdomen.
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