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Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives, But Many People Still Don’t Get Screened

One in three people 50 years or older has not been screened for colon cancer, yet screening could help save their lives.

03/02/2012

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Never Tested for Colon Cancer? What’s Your Excuse?

These are some of the words that come to mind for lots of folks when they think about getting tested for colorectal cancer.

03/02/2012

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Federal Gov’t Making School Lunches Healthier For Kids

School lunches for kids are about to get a lot healthier. The government is announcing new nutrition standards for school meals.

01/25/2012

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Study: Exercise May Help Kids Do Better In School

We all want our kids to do good in school. Now, a new study shows If you want your child to get better grades you may want to make sure they’re getting physically active.

01/02/2012

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Is Taking Vitamin D Supplements Good Enough?

Many Minnesotans are told to take Vitamin D in the winter when we don’t get as much sun. But is that enough?

12/19/2011

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Study: Half Of Overweight Kids Participate In Sports

Taking part in sports may not be enough to keep young people from being overweight, according to a University of Minnesota study.

12/13/2011

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Health Watch: Birth Control Pills Linked To Blood Clots

More evidence is linking newer birth control pills to a higher risk of serious blood clots.In Health Watch, a new study by Isaeli researchers focused on pills like Yaz and Yasmin.

11/07/2011

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Cervical Cancer Guidelines May Mean Fewer Doctor Trips

There are new guidelines out about cervical cancer screening. And, for many women, it will mean fewer trips to the doctor’s office.

10/19/2011

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2 Brain Cancer Patients Meet After Promising Treatment

The University of Minnesota brought together a couple of brain cancer patients with very similar stories, but with one major difference. John Huls is a man and Piper is a Golden Retriever.

09/19/2011

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Huge Magnets Delivered To ‘U Of M’ To Help Aid Research

The University of Minnesota attracted an enormous delivery Wednesday — 39,000 pounds of magnets.

08/24/2011

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Baby Boomers Boost Booming Business Of Botox

America has seen a 77-percent increase in cosmetic procedures over the past decade. And that’s just the beginning.

08/23/2011

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Successful Cancer Trial In Dogs Helping To Save Teen

Two years ago a dog named Batman made a fairly miraculous recovery from a killer cancer. What doctors learned from Batman is now showing real promise at helping save people.

08/18/2011

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Normandale Offers $500 Class For High-Demand Job

Normandale Community College in Bloomington announced a win-win for job seekers Thursday: Course work in a field with jobs that are in demand.

08/18/2011

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Health Officials Encourage Earlier Flu Vaccinations

It’s been shown that lower flu vaccination years tend to have worse disease outbreaks. So, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is pushing the message earlier this year: Get vaccinated.

08/15/2011

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