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Oct 31st

Health

Bill would boost cigarette tax a buck

A pack of smokes will cost more under state legislation expected to be introduced today. The bill, authored by Rep. Erin Murphy, DFL-64A,  would increase the state cigarette tax $1 a pack. She says the revenue would pay for crucial health-related programs for the underinsured. And, she adds, her plan would lower health-care costs.
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The 50 Million Pound Challenge announces one-millionth member

The 50 Million Pound Challenge announces one-millionth memberIn just under two years, The 50 Million Pound Challenge has rallied more than a million Americans to come together to 'Give up the pounds, not the fight.’ In doing so, those individuals have improved their lives and health and logged more than 3.8 million pounds lost at 50millionpounds.com.
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$75,000 gift to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

The Painters and Allied Trades for Children’s Hope Foundation, or PATCH, presented Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota with a gift of $75,000 to sponsor a “private room” for recovering children and their families in the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit currently under construction.
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Health Talk & You: Building bones at young age key to preventing Osteoporosis

The bone loss associated with osteoporosis usually begins after menopause, but the key to preventing osteoporosis is to build bone mass during childhood and teenage years.
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To save 30-90%, Americans are heading abroad for hospital, dental care

One in six Americans had no health insurance even before the U.S. economy fell into crisis. Now with unemployment soaring, the number of uninsured Americans is exploding because along with their jobs, Americans are losing employer-provided medical insurance.
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EFNEP celebrates 40 years of food and nutrition education

EFNEP celebrates 40 years of food and nutrition educationWASHINGTON D.C  — USDA’s Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) recently celebrated 40 years of helping limited-resource families and youth make sound nutrition and health choices through the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).
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McCollum introduces the Newborn, Child, and Mother Survival Act

McCollum introduces the Newborn, Child, and Mother Survival ActWASHINGTON, DC –To coincide with Women’s History Month and International Women's Day, US Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) last week introduced the Newborn, Child, and Mother Survival Act of 2009 (H.R.1410), a bipartisan bill which seeks to restore America’s leadership through a global health strategy to keep mothers and children in the world’s poorest countries alive and healthy—before, during, and after childbirth.
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