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Good Question: How Long Will Our Kids And Grandkids Live?Life expectancy in the U.S. has only increased by about five years since 1980. Some scientists debate whether that trend will continue. So, how long will our kids and grandkids live? Good Question.
Allina Health Terminating Lease With McDonald's At Abbott NorthwesternChanges are being made at Allina Health to offer healthier options for food. Next spring, it will close the McDonald's inside Abbott Northwestern. But that's just the start.
Good Question: Are We Addicted To Our Cellphones?According to the Pew Research Center, 44 percent of us sleep with our cellphone nearby, or even in our beds. Almost one-third of people say they, "can't imagine living without it." So, are we addicted to our cellphones?
Dust Off Your Old Bike For 'Free Bikes 4 Kidz'A local group is asking people to clean out their garages and basements for bikes. Free Bikes 4 Kidz started its collection drive Friday. The group takes in new or used bikes, tunes them up and then give them to kids in need in early December.
Health Officials Recommend Flu Shots For AllIf you are hoping to keep your family "flu-free" this winter, health officials say now is the time to get vaccinated.
Psychologist Reacts To Killing Of Virginia JournalistsThe bizarre on-air murder of a television news reporter and photographer in Roanoke, Virginia has left people around the country in shock. Allina Health psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel says events of this magnitude are "a shock to our mind and body."
Dayton Names Panel To Study Future Of MNsure, MinnesotaCareGov. Mark Dayton has made 11 picks to a health care task force that will study MNsure and MinnesotaCare and make recommendations for their future direction.
Good Question: Why Don't We Remember Traumatic Events?Comedian Tracy Morgan has spent the past year recovering from broken bones and serious brain injuries after a serious car accident. He also said he didn't remember anything about the crash. So, why don't we remember traumatic events? Good Question.
Unpacking The Psychology Of Mother's Day GiftsThis Sunday is Mother's Day and, for many of us, finding the perfect gift for mom can be tough. We checked out some ideas and talked with a psychologist about why we care so much about getting it right.
Allina Health Hosts 'New Shoes, Healthy Kids' EventAllina Health is helping to bring new athletic footwear to kids in need by hosting "New Shoes, Healthy Kids."
Allina Health Employees Picketing Over Long HoursCrowds of Allina Health employees say they are overworked and worried about their jobs.
Free Vision Tests Expand Into St. Paul Public SchoolsHundreds of thousands of kids in St. Paul will soon be getting a better education. It's not because their teachers are doing anything different. It's because they'll be able to see the board and their books better.

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