Category: Health

Minnesota Cold Weather

Minnesota Cold Weather

Minnesota Cold Weather ST. CLOUD, Minn, Summer is long gone, and in its place comes Jack Frost’s cold winter bite sooner than we’d like. Many people have become complacent with the ever dropping temperatures in Minnesota, but these freezing temps can present a whole variety of dangers. Serious Dangers Include: Frostbite hypothermia Higher risk of sinus infections Carbon monoxide poisoning […]

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Healthy for the Holidays

The holidays are upon us and that means great food, in great amounts. Make sure this holiday season that you are using portion sizes when indulging in those holiday meals. Make sure you aren’t skipping meals to save all your holiday calories for the big dinner. Eat three meals like normal and pace yourself at dinner. When going holiday shopping, […]

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Task Force

The Red River in the Fargo- Moorhead area may soon be approved for construction of a river diversion project. Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota and Governor Doug Burgum of North Dakota said in Moorhead on Wednesday that they will each appoint eight members to the 16 member task force. The group will work to resolve conflicts after a federal judge halted the […]

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Possible Change in the Smoking Age in Minnesota

Possible Change in the Smoking Age in Minnesota

  ST. CLOUD, Minnesota- Here in Minnesota the legal age to buy/smoke tobacco products is 18-years-old, except for the city of Edina where the legal age has been changed to 21-years-old. A CentraCare Health Foundation program called Crave the Change is looking to do the same here in the greater St. Cloud area. Meghan Bown, the director of Crave the […]

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Creating a Tighter Zone

Creating a Tighter Zone

ST. CLOUD, Minn;  The state of Minnesota has been discussing the issue of injuries in sports for some time now, but recently, the MSHSL released new regulations for baseball in regards to injuries due to pitching. These new regulations include monitored pitch counts and recovery time. This means that and pitcher at the varsity level has a maximum of 105 […]

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Chemical Agents found for Syria Strikes

Chemical Agents found for Syria Strikes

Turkey’s health ministers says results from victims of a chemical attack in Syria confirm that sarin gas was used. Recep Akdag said that blood and urine samples taken from 3 victims on Tuesday were subjected to the nerve agent. The samples were gathered from autopsies that involved officials from the World health Organization and the Organization for the Prohibition of […]

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Trumps Refusal to Release his Tax Returns

Trumps Refusal to Release his Tax Returns

The Senate’s top Democrat Charles Schumer says President Donald Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns will make this year’s promises to overhaul the collection of tax laws a lot harder. Schumer says Trump is opening himself to second guessing about his motives on supporting different policies were the average american will think the changes are made for his benefit. […]

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my little baby with big lungs

Child Abuse is on the Rise in Minnesota

The number of Minnesota children being abused has grown in the past year. Around 16,000 children were under investigation for abuse, which is a 43% increase from last year. Governor Mark Dayton proposed investments to strengthen safety and stability for children. The State Government and local community organizations have resources to help families with economic supports, nutritional assistance, parenting classes, […]

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New Screening Saves Man’s Life

New Screening Saves Man’s Life

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn- The University of Minnesota has implemented a new system that screens patients at risk in having an aneurysm.  This program saved Stuart Harder’s life. Doctor Rumi Faizer, the Cheif Vascular surgeon at the University of Minnesota says so far they have found somewhere between 30 to 40 aneurysms but Stuart was the first to need surgery. “There would’ve […]

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92-Year-Old Ping Pong Player

92-Year-Old Ping Pong Player

PAYNESVILLE, Minn. Nearly 20 years ago today, Willie Scheel had half of his larynx removed after a bout with cancer; but cancer hasn’t kept him from doing what he loves- ping pong. An avid ping pong player and community member he hasn’t slowed down not even at 92-years-old.  He continues to deliver meals accompanied by his wife of 58 years, Gloria through the program […]

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