Five infants saved since Safe Place for Newborns law strengthened
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 15:55
Two years ago, when the Safe Place for Newborns law was strengthened, Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson said, "If we can save even one child through this, it will be well worth the effort." At least five children's lives have been saved since then.
Adults with diabetes: Vaccinations are an important part of protecting your health
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 15:11
Having a chronic health condition doesn't mean you have to lose control over your health. Every day you take steps, like eating right, monitoring your blood sugar, and watching your weight, to manage your diabetes and ensure the healthiest possible future. What if there was something you could do just once a year that could also help protect your health? There is—you can make sure you are up-to-date on vaccines to protect against a number of common diseases, some of which may be even more serious because of your diabetes.
Health officials say risk of Ebola in state is very low, despite international concerns
Monday, 11 August 2014 15:22
Informational meeting set Wednesday, Aug. 6 to address community concerns
While U.S. health officials are warning against traveling to three West African countries where an outbreak of Ebola is occurring, the risk of the disease being spread in Minnesota remains very low, state health officials said today. The travel advisory applies to non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
On March 15, I was 380 pounds, my A1c level was a 13 (which translates to a better than average chance of developing complications from diabetes), I was on six different medications for hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes and my self esteem and energy level was at an all time low and I felt like garbage.
Dr. Gene Gullingsrud trains eye doctors in Myanmar and Vietnam
Monday, 04 August 2014 15:45
Dr. Gene Gullingsrud, an Eden Prairie resident and ophthalmologist with Edina Eye Physicians and Surgeons, joined a team of nine volunteer faculty in Yangon, Myanmar this past April for the country's first western eye surgical training program in decades.
SPACC receives grant to improve heart health in St. Paul community; One of 28 recipients of American Heart Association grants in Midwest
Thursday, 31 July 2014 15:51
The Saint Paul Area Council of Churches (SPACC) is the recipient of a one-year Community Innovation Grant from the American Heart Association for 2014-15. The Community Innovation Grant initiative is designed to help achieve the American Heart Association's mission: to build healthier lives, free from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.