Advocates continue support for increased tobacco purchase age

It’s nice to share… Four Minnesota cities — Plymouth, Bloomington, St. Louis Park and Edina — set their tobacco sale age at 21 this year in an attempt to decrease the number of addicted people in their communities. Plymouth is the most recent to join the pack, with a 4-3 City Council vote in late […]

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This Is What ‘Self-Care’ REALLY Means, Because It’s Not All Salt Baths And Chocolate Cake

It’s nice to share…As much as important self-care is, it is often a very disturbing and unbeautiful at the same time. It is making a thorough evaluation of your debt, incorporating a morning routine,  cooking healthy meals, and no running from problems anymore, but face them directly instead. Oftentimes, self-care means doing the worst or […]

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MN lawmakers announce new prescription opioid guidelines

It’s nice to share… ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – New Minnesota guidelines announced Friday are aimed to curb the opioid epidemic and change how physicians are writing prescriptions. These new guidelines have been in the works for 18 months by a group of physicians on both sides of the aisle.  “What I am really excited about today […]

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10 Tips for Surviving the Holidays

It’s nice to share…The holiday season can bring mixed emotions for many. For some, it’s their favorite time of year. For others, it brings feelings of sadness and loss. Seeing old friends and family members may be exciting or may bring up memories of disappointments. Did you ever get together with your family and notice you’ve all […]

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Minnesota scientists deploy high-tech tools to map damage from fetal alcohol

It’s nice to share…Prenatal alcohol exposure affects about 7,000 newborns in Minnesota each year, and its effects remain deeply misunderstood.  “Your daughter needs to be smarter.” For Tiffany Morgan, the elementary school teacher’s words stung like acid on a festering wound. In 2013, Morgan’s 9-year-old daughter Ny’Ana was diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), […]

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