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[MPR, November 22, 2013]   Children are now slower runners than their parents were, according to new data from the American Heart Association. The study showed that around the world, children are 15 percent less fit than their parents were during childhood.
November 22, 2013
[KARE-TV, July 17, 2013]   The good news from a recent health study is that Americans are starting to get more active. The bad news is we're not doing enough and we are living longer with bad health.
July 17, 2013
[Minnesota Public Radio, April 26, 2013]   Who wants to die early or live with a chronic illness? Yet, 95 percent of the population lives with an identifiable risk factor, and the U.S. spends $2.5 trillion on healthcare – 70 percent of which is spent on lifestyle related disease.
April 29, 2013
[Aitkin Age, January 31, 2013]   Riverwood Healthcare Center is among 13 health systems serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin to be chosen to participate in a three-year Healthy Communities Partnership. A $475,000 grant from the George Family Foundation and Allina Health will enable it to screen, assess and improve the health of local residents in the Aitkin County and Garrison area communities it serves.
February 07, 2013
[Grand Rapids-Herald Review, September 11, 2012]   Allina Health and George Family Foundation have announced a regional health improvement partnership with 13 health care organizations in communities across Greater Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. “The Healthy Communities Partnership recognizes that at least 40 percent of the deaths in the U.S. are attributed to four behaviors: unhealthy eating, inadequate exercise, smoking and hazardous drinking, and about 95 percent of the population lives with an identifiable risk factor,” said Courtney Baechler, MD, vice president of the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, the part of Allina Health that is responsible for health promotion and wellness.
September 11, 2012