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Apr 24th


Members of area churches fight urban obesity epidemic

Members of area churches fight urban obesity epidemicWhen Marcia Pruitt set out to create a church program that could help her rally support for her own healthier living and weight loss goals, she found a whole new mission.

5 wellness tips for Dads: Feel good all year round

5 wellness tips for Dads: Feel good all year roundKeeping children healthy through the winter is a top priority for parents. Fathers playing an active role in their children's lives, including their health and safety, can make a positive difference. Dads, you can take several simple steps so colds and flu don't stop your kids and you from spending time together.

Planning Healthy Ramsey survey

Saint Paul - Ramsey County Public Health is asking individuals who live and work in Ramsey County to share their ideas on the top health issues facing the County by taking a short online survey at survey is confidential and asks the public's opinions on a range of community health issues such as alcohol and tobacco use, access to medical and dental services, infectious diseases, the health of babies and children, and environmental issues. Survey respondents will not be asked about their personal health problems or behaviors.

Add spice to enhance flavor and your health

Add spice to enhance flavor and your healthSpices can be a great way to improve the taste of food and increase food's health benefits. Flavors provided by spices can decrease the use of salt and fat in dishes without compromising taste. Spices can also be a rich source of nutrients and trace minerals that we may be missing in other areas of our diet. Many spices are thought to have properties that can improve health and function in a wide variety of ways. While all of these effects may not have been proven in rigorously conducted scientific studies, they do have the wisdom of hundreds (if not thousands) of years of traditional use. The food we eat and the spices we add really can be some of our best medicine. With some basic knowledge you can start utilizing the benefits of a little added spice today. Let's get started.

Dog food recalled due to toxin, doctors urge caution

Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are urging people to stop using and return or discard certain bags of Hy-Vee dog food after the company issued a voluntary recall throughout the Midwest Friday.

Optimists able to switch off negative thoughts

Optimists able to switch off negative thoughtsHave you ever wondered how some people manage to be in a good mood all the time? What is it that they know that you don’t about seeing the glass as “half full” instead of “half empty?”

MDH report finds more than half of third-graders have cavities

MDH report finds more than half of third-graders have cavitiesMinnesota's first comprehensive oral health plan includes new information that while tooth decay is nearly 100 percent preventable, it is still one of Minnesota's most common chronic childhood diseases, with 55 percent of third graders surveyed in 2010 experiencing tooth decay. This compares to the national rate of 53 percent for children six to eight years old.
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