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Study: Stress At Work Can Lead To Physical Sickness

You can now blame taking a mental health day on your workplace. A new study shows stress at your job can make you physically sick.

07/31/2015

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Survey Finds Significant ‘Grocery Gap’ In Minnesota

For many people, attempts to eat healthy are often thwarted by our cravings for junk food. A new survey shows there’s also another obstacle: not enough grocery stores sell healthy food.

07/27/2015

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Doctor Spots Dad’s Skin Cancer During Son’s Routine Appointment

A Woodbury teenager’s acne is the reason his dad is cancer-free. A dermatologist was treating a 17-year-old’s acne when he quickly switched his focus to the teen’s dad.

07/13/2015

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Study: Negative Thinking Detrimental To Health

Sometimes it can be hard to stay positive. But a new study suggests if you don’t you, it could be detrimental to your health. A new growing body of research shows that negative thinking can actually produce physical symptoms that go beyond stress or a sick stomach.

07/10/2015

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Healthy Grilling Options For Your Fourth Of July

We are approaching one of the busiest grilling holidays of the year – the Fourth of July! But fun with friends and family at a barbecues full of burgers, chips and cookies can have consequences on our waistlines. Danette Steinwell from Medifast Weight Control Centers joined WCCO with healthy alternatives for the grill.

07/01/2015

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Good Question: How Many Steps Should We Be Taking Daily?

As more and more of us are wearing our health technology on our arms, it is become easier to figure just how much we are exercising. You have likely heard the new magic number of how many daily steps we should be taking is 10,000, but it turns out that number is not new — and it is also somewhat arbitrary.

06/24/2015

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Study: Two-Thirds Of Americans Are Overweight Or Obese

A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Minnesota fares better than the rest of the upper Midwest states — it’s the only state to trim trim its obesity rate since 2007.

06/22/2015

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Audit: Slow Reports Of Health Issues In University Research

Minnesota’s legislative auditor says the University of Minnesota should report patients’ medical issues during clinical trials faster. The report released Thursday examined the school’s last decade of industry-sponsored studies.

06/18/2015

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FDA Tells Food Industry To Phase Out Artificial Trans Fats

Popular foods like pie crusts, frostings and microwave popcorn will be largely rid of artery-clogging trans fats after a decision by the Obama administration to phase them out over the next three years.

06/17/2015

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Report: UnitedHealth Approaches Aetna For Merger Deal

Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group has reportedly approached rival Aetna with a possible merger deal. The takeover deal is valued somewhere around $40 billion, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

06/17/2015

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Alter A Few Cooking Techniques To Make Grilling Safer, Healthier

We are in the heart of grilling season! But during the grilling process harmful substances can form that could be dangerous to your health. Sue Moores, Kolwalski’s Markets Nutritionist, showed WCCO some techniques to reduce the production of cancer-causing substances.

06/17/2015

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Study: Sleep As Important As Nutrition, Exercise For Food Health

A new study finds that sleep is just as important for food health as nutrition or exercise. The American Thoracic Society said most adults should be getting seven to nine hours a night.

06/16/2015

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Conference For Families Affected By Rare Neurological Condition Held In Mpls.

NBIA is a group of rare, genetic neurological disorders characterized by an abnormal accumulation of iron inside the brain, which causes debilitating health conditions.

05/30/2015

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Nat’l Fitness Index Ranks Twin Cities At No. 2

The eighth annual American Fitness Index is out, and the Twin Cities comes in at Number 2.

05/19/2015

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Study: Children Not Getting Enough ‘Active’ Playtime

A new study in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, finds most 3- to 5-year-olds are not given enough time for active play in child care centers.

05/18/2015

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Minn. Mother’s Mission To Help Moms Get Back Into Running

Finding time to run or do any sort of workout can be difficult for any mom, especially when you’re a mother of three, like Dawn Alstatt. Now, she is making it her mission to help new moms return to running.

05/08/2015

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Retired Generals Say Kids Today Are Too Fat To Fight

Some former top-ranked military officials in Minnesota say prioritizing gym class and healthier school meals are a matter of national security.

04/30/2015

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Health Watch: Patients Responding Positively To New Drug For High Cholesterol

A new, experimental class of drug is giving hope to the 1 in 6 American adults who struggle with high cholesterol. It’s showing promise in patients who don’t respond to traditional statins.

04/28/2015

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Good Question: What Foods Contain GMOs?

Chipotle announced today says the food it prepares will be free of genetically modified organisms or GMOs. It’s the first major restaurant chain to make this change. So, what foods contain GMOs? Good Question.

04/27/2015

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5 Simple Exercises That Lower Stress

Looking for a way to lower stress? Try these five exercises from Dr. Tami Meraglia, author of “The Hormone Secret: Discover Effortless Weight Loss and Renewed Energy in Just 30 Days.”

04/14/2015

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Teachers, Students Say Jordan Elementary Mold Made Them Ill

Hospitalized children, and their parents, say it’s because of what they’re breathing at school. Halle Wassenberg, 7, spent months seeing different doctors.

04/08/2015

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Angelina Jolie Pitt’s Health Op-Ed Sparks Discussion Of Preventative Measures

There is a new twist in the real-life medical drama of Angelina Jolie Pitt. The actress revealed in an op-ed in the New York Times, she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed last week.

03/24/2015

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Health Officials: 2 More Child Deaths In Minnesota Linked To Flu

Minnesota health officials confirmed Friday morning that two more Minnesota children have died from the flu. The cases happened a few weeks ago, but were just confirmed as being flu-related.

03/20/2015

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Life Time Fitness To Become Private Company

Life Time Fitness Inc. said Monday that it will sell itself to two private equity firms for more than $2.8 billion, in a deal that will turn the gym chain into a private company. The companies value the deal at more than $4 billion, when debt is included.

03/16/2015

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Study: Being Alone As Bad As Smoking, Excessive Drinking

More Americans are choosing to live alone than ever before. And while it’s healthy to have “down time” by yourself, one study says too much alone time may shorten your life. Researchers at Brigham Young University studied 3 million people.

03/16/2015

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