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[Twelve News, March 15, 2016]   On Sunday afternoon, representatives from local hospitals, gyms, weight loss centers and a variety of other places that fall under the health umbrella gathered at the Plymouth Creek Center for the annual Healthy Living Fair. One of the highlights of the fair was the free health screenings offered by Allina Health .
March 15, 2016
[Pioneer Press, March 04, 2016]   The “See St. Paul” campaign is addressing vision problems in an effort to help kids succeed in school. The campaign — a partnership of the St. Paul Public Schools Foundation, the school district and the Phillips Eye Institute Foundation — provides eye screening and additional care or glasses, regardless of ability to pay, to 14,000 students.
March 04, 2016
[Minnesota Public Radio, March 01, 2016]   Allina Health is placing restrictions on visitors to its hospitals, after state health officials declared influenza widespread in Minnesota. Beginning Wednesday, children under age 5 and sick people will not be allowed to visit hospitalized patients.
March 01, 2016
[12 News, March 01, 2016]   Passing time at Champlin Park High School brings a stampede of students through the halls walking from one class to another. It doesn't take long to notice many of them have their heads buried in smart phones.
March 01, 2016
[KMSP-TV, February 21, 2016]   According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30 million children participate in organized sports in the United States every year. The American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine said more than 5.5 million kids from age 5 through high school suffer injuries playing sports each year.
February 21, 2016
  One in seven women experience postpartum depression, but maternal mental illness isn’t always after childbirth. A federal health panel just announced recommendations for doctors to screen patients for depression throughout pregnancy.
February 08, 2016
[Star Tribune, January 29, 2016]   Almost everyone has obstacles to overcome when trying to get fit, from time constraints to physical limitations. Ibrahim Mohamed discovered that Somali-American women in Shakopee had more challenges than most: they didn’t know much about exercise and couldn’t find a women-only environment to work out, which many Muslim women prefer.
February 01, 2016
[KMSP-TV, January 01, 2015]   The science of medicine is always improving and evolving - and our hometown hospital is often leading the way. Dr. Ben Bache-Wiig, president of Abbott Northwestern in Minneapolis talked with Fox 9 and WCCO-AM about top five medical advancements in 2015.
January 01, 2016
[KARE-TV, December 29, 2015]   New studies suggest there is some scary news on the horizon for prostate cancer. Fewer men are being screened for the disease and some specialists think it could lead to a spike in prostate cancer deaths in the next few years.
December 30, 2015
[KSTP TV, November 20, 2015]   St. Paul Public Schools is expanding eye exams for younger students. On Monday, the Otto Bremer Foundation announced a $250,000 challenge grant to pay for eye screenings in school.
November 20, 2015