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30 Years On, Apollonia Kotero Looks Back At ‘Purple Rain’

It’s been 30 years since “Purple Rain” graced movie screens in theaters across the country. The film launched Minnesota’s own Prince into the national spotlight, and introduced the world to his co-star Apollonia Kotero.

06/27/2014

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Heart Disease Signs, Symptoms Women Should Know

Each year, more women than men die from heart disease. In fact, heart disease is the number one cause of death of women. That’s why more time and attention is being given to prevention and awareness.

02/13/2014

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Many Women Unaware Of Heart Disease’s Threat

Only one in five women are aware that heart disease is their greatest health threat, but new campaigns like Go Red for women are trying to get the message out that it’s the number one killer. When you think of heart disease, you likely think it’s mostly a problem among men. But since 1984, women have died more often.

02/13/2014

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Rybak Undergoes Second Heart Procedure

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak successfully underwent a procedure Monday afternoon to remove a blockage from an artery. He’s recovering from a life-threatening heart attack which he suffered Saturday after cross-country skiing for nearly eight miles. Before Monday’s procedure, the former mayor continued his light-hearted banter on Twitter, posting a picture of himself in a hospital gown, framed as a GQ magazine cover.

01/06/2014

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CDC: 200K Deaths From Cardiovascular Disease Could Be Avoided

One out of three deaths in the United States is caused by cardiovascular disease. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 200,000 deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided each year.

09/03/2013

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Study: Why Men Should Never Skip Breakfast

Since you were little, you’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And a new study shows, that’s especially true for men.

07/22/2013

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How Dogs Can Be Healthy For Your Heart

The American Heart Association just published a scientific statement saying there are cardiovascular benefits to owning a pet, and that they may reduce the risk of heart disease. We spoke with a doctor about this, and he was skeptical, He explained that this is an observational study.

06/24/2013

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Minn. Teen Loses 165 Pounds, Becomes Inspiration For Others Online

One-third of all kids and teenagers are considered overweight or obese.  Yet we hardly ever hear about kids who’ve lost a lot of weight. Frozen dinners aren’t what most 15-year-olds eat. But Nate St. Martin isn’t like most teenagers.

06/17/2013

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Frank Vascellaro, A Snorer In Denial, Undergoes Sleep Study

Experts say 40 percent of Americans snore when they sleep. Then there are those of us who have to sleep next to a snorer. And those of us who are in denial. I was convinced my wife Amelia was imagining it, so I went to a sleep clinic to find the truth.

05/06/2013

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Good Question: Why Is Aspirin Such A Wonder Drug?

Heart disease, stroke, and now add melanoma to the list of aspirin’s potential health benefits. New research shows that the cheap white pill taken by millions of Americans to prevent heart problems may protect against the deadliest form of skin cancer.

03/11/2013

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Mpls. Company Offers ‘Crystal Ball’ For Heart Health

Nearly half of all people who suffer heart attacks have no symptoms, making prevention all the more difficult. HeartSavers is a new company that uses a Minnesota-made medical device to change that.

03/04/2013

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The Designer Behind Amelia’s Red Runway Dress

February is Go Red month to raise awareness about heart disease. This Sunday is the Red Dress Collection runway show to benefit the American Heart Association.

02/13/2013

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Stroke Victim, 25, ‘Trying To Go Forward’

A 25-year-old woman is sharing her story after a suffering from a life-threatening condition that affects one in three women.

02/08/2013

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Cancer Now Top Killer Of Hispanics, Not Heart Disease

Cancer is now the leading killer of Hispanics in the U.S. — the latest sign it’s beginning to displace heart disease as the nation’s top cause of death.

09/17/2012

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Experts Say Salt Study Is Flawed

Could all those warnings about too much salt be wrong? That’s the question what one independent researcher is raising in a New York Times op-ed piece.

06/07/2012

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