September was Infant Mortality Awareness Month and remains an important public health issue in America, as well as in Minnesota because African-American infants still die at twice the rate of white infants in this state.
LOWEST RATES IN NATION FOR SECOND YEAR: Commerce sets health insurance rates
Monday, 06 October 2014 09:39
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman released the health insurance rates for the individual policies sold through MNsure, which again lead the nation in the lowest average health insurance rates in the country. This announcement comes forty-five days prior to Open Enrollment to give Minnesotans additional time to understand the options that will best fit their individual health and financial needs.
Governor Dayton declares October domestic violence awareness month
Thursday, 02 October 2014 15:35
Safety is a basic human right. Yet, domestic violence perpetrators deprive 1 in 3 Minnesotan women of that fundamental right. Through systematic use of abusive tactics, perpetrators denigrate, dominate and endanger their intimate partners and children. They deny them safety in their own homes, and in each of our workplaces, schools and communities.
MDH officials comment on significance of Texas Ebola case for Minnesota
Thursday, 02 October 2014 15:10
News that the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed yesterday in a patient in a Dallas, Texas hospital may be concerning to many Minnesotans, but state health officials say it's important to keep in mind that the public health system is prepared to respond to this virus, as well as many other emerging diseases.
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 15:37
Mayo Clinic Staff
You've worked hard to improve your diet and exercise habits, and you've been rewarded by seeing the number on the scale continue to drop. But then for no reason you can identify, the scale doesn't budge — even though you're still eating a healthy, low-calorie diet and exercising regularly. You've hit a weight-loss plateau.
African Americans are critical to helping fight ALS
Monday, 29 September 2014 09:58
Janel Johnson, Ph.D., Laboratory of Neurogenetics National Institute on Aging National Institutes of Health
By now, we have all probably seen the Ice Bucket Challenge. It is wonderful that people from all walks of life come together to use social media for such good. The unity and generosity of hundreds of thousands of participants from different backgrounds has done even more than lead to donations of tens of millions of dollars to non-profit organizations in the name of ALS, it has raised awareness of this devastating condition.