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Manage Inflammation Naturally

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Inflammation is your body’s way of healing itself in response to an injury, infection or exposure to a harmful substance. Symptoms include redness, swelling, pain and heat. Inflammation is classically viewed as an acute, short-term response such as skin healing from a cut; however, it is not always beneficial...

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Helping Patients Beyond Hospital Walls

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North Memorial launched an innovative community paramedic program to prevent hospitalizations and expensive ER visits. The program, which began two years ago, removes emergency-trained paramedics for one or two days per week from their hectic routine of racing to the scene of accidents.

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Blood Pressure 101

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High blood pressure or hypertension is the most common cardiovascular disease with more than 30 percent of American adults affected by it. Men and women have a similar risk for developing high blood pressure but, after the onset of menopause, women are actually at a higher risk...

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Is it a Cold or the Flu?

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As we approach the height of flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that the 2014-2015 season may be severe - as many strains of the influenza virus being seen are not covered by this year’s vaccine. Despite this imperfect match...

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Healthy Holiday Eating Habits

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Excess weight and unhealthy eating contribute to a multitude of health conditions including coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and some cancers – to name just a few. Making smart nutrition choices and maintaining healthy...

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Diabetes is on the Rise

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One out of every three Minnesota adults has diabetes or pre-diabetes. A well-balanced meal plan, healthy weight and regular physical activity are essential to managing and preventing diabetes. Food choices matter a lot when you have diabetes. Attend a Shop Healthy...

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What Does a Concussion Look Like?

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Nearly 3,000 Minnesota high school athletes suffered sports-related concussions in the past school year according to the state Department of Health. While only five percent resulted in severe symptoms that lingered for more than two weeks, early detection is essential...

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Have a Healthy, Safe Halloween

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One day of splurging on a few candy bars isn’t a bad thing but avoid over-indulgence. Set some rules and discuss balance and moderation with your kids. For example, limit candy to one or two pieces per day and combine eating a treat with a healthy snack like fruit...

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Pink October

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Landmark buildings turn pink at night and seas of pink walkers can be found around the country throughout the month of October in support of breast cancer awareness. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. And early detection is critical...

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