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Some Minn. Clinics Offer Food to Improve Health

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Some Minnesota clinics have come up with a simple prescription for improving their patients' health: food.
    
Research shows hungry children are hospitalized more often. They're at higher risk for developmental problems. Their mothers are more likely to be depressed. Yet hunger rarely comes up when those families see a doctor.

Ricky Rubio Shares Healthy Living Tips During Mpls. Middle School Visit

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It’s not always easy for kids to eat healthy and stay fit, but a Minnesota Timberwolves player is hoping his star power will help encourage them.

Ricky Rubio will be visiting Anwatin Middle School in Minneapolis on Tuesday to share his tips for healthy living. He will talk about the importance of eating healthy and staying active.

Consumer Reports Ranks Top Hospitals

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We’re getting a look at how our hospitals stack up against one another.

The Consumer Reports study was based on five categories: mortality, readmission, overuse of CT scans, hospital-acquired infections and communication. A perfect score is 100.

Salmonella Sickens Nearly 2 Dozen at Maple Grove Old Country Buffet

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Minnesota health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak after they say 23 people were sickened from eating at an Old Country Buffet in Maple Grove in late January.

Minnesota Health Department Spokesperson Doug Schultz says 11 of the 23 cases have tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis. One person was hospitalized, Schultz says.

Fight For Air Stair Climb Draws Hundreds To Benefit ALAMN

Fight For Air Stair Climb Draws Hundreds To Benefit ALAMN

About 1,000 participants tackled the 682 steps to the 31st floor of the U.S. Bank Plaza in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, Feb. 22.  The “Fight For Air Climb” is an annual fundraiser for the American Lung Association in Minnesota.

Brooklyn Center Students Learn about Teen Dating Violence

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Unhealthy relationships can start at an early age, and it can be difficult to know when playful teasing crosses the line to emotional abuse.

UCare Reps Answer Questions about MNsure During Info Meetings

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If you’re still having a hard time figuring out Minnesota’s health care exchange, there are a handful of informational meetings offered this month.

Representatives from UCare will help walk you through the process of shopping for coverage and answer any questions.