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Sep 15th

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What is Swine Flu Pandemic? How can you be safe?

What is Swine Flu Pandemic? How can you be safe?We have all heard about something called the Swine Flu (H1N1 Flu)?  What exactly is Swine Flu and how does a person get it?  How can we be vaccinated against the virus?  Once a person has been infected with Swine Flu, what can be done to treat it?
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More choices now available under Minnesota WIC Nutrition Program

Foods provided under the federal Women, Infants and Children Nutrition program (WIC) now include fruits and vegetables. The changes are the first major overhaul of the foods available through WIC. The 35-year-old federally-funded nutrition program serves lower-income and nutritionally-at-risk pregnant and breast-feeding women, their infants and young children.
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(Health and Wellness) Stop smoking, it can improve your life

Smoking is a habit that millions of people across the world fight. Most people would prefer not to have this habit, but unfortunately they find it very hard to quit. Although smoking is the most common way of ingesting tobacco, it is also consumed by chewing and sniffing.
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Groundbreaking initiative will identify and test game-changing ideas

Groundbreaking initiative will identify and test game-changing ideasNEW YORK – Concern Worldwide US announced on July 28, 2009 that it has received a five-year, $41 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the development and field testing of bold and inventive ways to overcome barriers to delivering proven maternal, newborn, and child health solutions in six countries.
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Groundbreaking initiative will identify and test game-changing ideas to improve essential health care delivery to mothers, infants and children in Africa and South Asia

NEW YORK – Concern Worldwide US announced on July 28, 2009 that it has received a five-year, $41 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the development and field testing of bold and inventive ways to overcome barriers to delivering proven maternal, newborn, and child health solutions in six countries.
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MN child care costs third highest in country

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Child-care costs in Minnesota are the third highest in the nation, based on the price of care as a percentage of the median income for a two-parent family, according to a new report from the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies. However, new laws passed in the last legislative session will help offset the high costs.
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MN pilot website fans across region to help struggling families

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - A Minnesota Web site meant to help families access the available assistance in these difficult times has been successful and is now being adopted in others states in the region. The Children's Defense Fund of Minnesota says the multi-state pilot project improves the well-being of low-income families by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits.
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