Adverse Childhood Experiences in Minnesota

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintThe Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently issued a report highlighting findings and recommendations from the 2011 Minnesota Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). This survey has been conducted in Minnesota since 1994. However, this was the first year that data was collected on “the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on […]

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Drink Less Alcohol to Avoid the Extra Pounds This Holiday Season

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintAre you among the 40-50% of Americans who make a New Years’ resolution every year? If so, you might be interested in eating healthy food, getting fit or losing weight in 2013. These are some of the most popular New Years’ Resolutions in the United States. Many Americans also want to drink […]

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Data Speaks at November SACK Meeting

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintMore than twenty attended SACK’s monthly coalition meeting at FirstLight on November 6th! Karla Filibeck described the progress made thus far by the Epidemiological Workgroup to collect, analyze and prioritize data on “local conditions” that may encourage or discourage underage and binge drinking in Kanabec County. The Workgroup’s 20 highest ranking local […]

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Drug, alcohol survey headed to parents

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintIn the next few weeks 800 households in Kanabec County will be receiving a survey from Invitation Health Institute (IHI) asking parents of 7th-12th grade students their opinions about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among youth.  To learn more about this collaborative efforts with the Mora and Ogilvie School Districts and the Substance […]

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Alcopops 101: What Are They?

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrint“Alcopops” are flavored alcoholic drinks that contain juices and other flavors. Even if you haven’t heard the term before, you might recognize some alcopops by name. For example, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Sparks, Tilt, Blast, Four Loko, Smirnoff Ice and Bacardi Breezer are all considered alcopops. Here’s what you need to know about […]

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Study Finds Alcohol and Drug Abuse Common in Fatal Crashes

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintReuter reports that more than half of U.S. drivers killed in car crashes had alcohol or drugs in their system at the time of the crash.  Researchers also found that men and people driving at night were the most likely to have alcohol, marijuana or other illicit or prescription drugs show up […]

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