Tag health

Burning Question: Do We Need More Coal?

In an op/ed in today’s Star Tribune, I argue against a bill that could open the door to more coal-fired power plants in the state. Minnesota already gets roughly 60 percent of its electricity from coal, but has started down the path… Continue Reading →

Your Morning Kafea

Guardian (UK): أريد أن أطلب بيتزا ببروني. للذهاب. No anchovies, please. (Solidarity rally for Wisconsin workers, 4-5 p.m. @ the State Capitol. Is anyone supplying pizza?) Strib: Smoking Zambonis may be hazardous to your health. Alexandria Echo Press: justpbob previously… Continue Reading →

Your Morning Coffee

MinnPost: The MN Department Health says these are chemicals we do NOT need want in children or pregnant women (or, frankly, your own body). But they’re in every-day things. Strib: No metro casino? And budget reality sets in for the… Continue Reading →

Your Morning Coffee

South12th: This is an awesome winter if you are twelve and have a shovel for tunneling. I swear the snow piles in the Sears parking lot near the Capitol are thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis big. Mitchster: Chutulu, or the Flying Spaghetti Monster, seen… Continue Reading →

Free Flu Shots

To those who have not yet gotten a flu shot, the American Lung Association in Minnesota (my employer) and Walgreens is making it easy for you. In December, we are offering 30 free flu shot clinics statewide for adults 19… Continue Reading →

Want to Conceive? Try Acupuncture.

Women have been having more and more trouble getting pregnant these days, be it due to later pregnancies or more stressful living. But according to a WCCO report, acupuncturists in Minnesota have been getting good results at turning this around…. Continue Reading →

We’re Not SO Fat

“According to a new report issued jointly this week by the Trust for America‚Äôs Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, fewer Minnesotans are obese than people living in many other states,” writes MinnPost’s Susan Perry. We came in 32nd,… Continue Reading →

Surgery Cures Obesity

How do you feel about a bunch of fat kids getting surgery in order to lose weight? I mean, we know we have a problem with obesity. Now here’s a cure: gastric bypass surgery. Easier than a diet, right? Well,… Continue Reading →

Just for Bob: Don’t Smoke & Drive (with kids)

Rep. Nora Slawik (DFL-Maplewood) brought a bill before the House Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Committee to prohibit smoking in vehicles where children are present. Secondhand smoke in vehicles is particularly harmful to children because their breathing… Continue Reading →

Who’s Got the Herp?

According to our local sex columnist, 1 in 6 Americans has Herpes, making it one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. Cripes, 1 in 6? Really?! Frightening indeed. And to top it off, 80 percent of those infected don’t… Continue Reading →

Schools Serving More Local Foods

(via Live Green Twin Cities) According to a new survey by the Minnesota School Nutrition Association (MSNA) and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), the number of Minnesota school districts purchasing food directly from local farms has more… Continue Reading →

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