Blog: Health & Wellness
How Many Fruits and Vegetables Do You Need?
Every body is different. Enter your age, sex, and level of physical activity in the Centers for Disease Control Calculator to learn the amount that's right for you.
Mental Health Is Just As Important As Physical Health
If you, or someone you know is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, there is help available. Call 1-800-273-8255. For EMERGENCY help call 9-1-1. Depression affects children as well as adults so know what signs to look for as a parent.
Facts About Ebola Virus Disease
Ebola Virus Disease has made worldwide news because of its destructive potential. Read the facts from the Minnesota Dept. of Health.
are now available to the NIH MedlinePlus magazine. Published quarterly with consumer-friendly up-to-date health information. A printed version is available or a PDF version can be downloaded, saved and read on any electronic tablet or computer.
Summer Bugs Are Here
Learn how to prevent exposure from disease-carrying pests from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Stroke -- A Serious Event
NIHSeniorHealth presents three videos: Act Quickly, Warning Signs and Risk Factors, and What Happens During A Stroke. Also Read to be informed.
Contacting a Health Provider About a Mental Health Condition
When symptoms of a mental health condition emerge, learn how to get help from the Mental Health Association of Minnesota.
Minnesota Propane Shortage Hotline
From the Office of Governor Dayton: Minnesotans with questions about the current propane situation or who are in danger of running out of heating fuel should call 1-651-297-1304 in the Twin Cities or 1-800-657-3504 in Greater Minnesota Monday through Friday 9 am to 4:30 pm.
Know The Warning Signs
Heart attack and stroke are life-and-death emergencies--EVERY second counts. If you see or have any of the symptoms listed by the American Heart Association dial 9-1-1 immediately.
Are You Ready for Winter?
Learn how to stay warm, safe and happy by reading about Winter Storms, Outdoor WInter Safety, Winter Fire Safety, Indoor Winter Safety, and Winter Driving from the Minnesota Dept. of Public Safety.
2014 Health Care Choices for Minnesotans on Medicare
is now available online from the Minnesota Board on Aging or by calling Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433 to request a printed copy. This is the only comprehensive, objective statewide publication that provides information about all Medicare plan options available on the open market for Minnesotans.
Find a Flu Vaccine Clinic Near You
From the Minnesota Department of Health.
MNsure Contact Center Now Open
Ask questions about your health coverage options 7:30 am to 8 pm M-F and 9 am to 4:30 pm Saturday. Toll-free number is 1-855-3-MNSURE, or 1-855-366-7873. Assistance available in English, Spanish, Hmong, Somali and interpreter services for more than 140 other languages. Read more at MNsure.
MNsure Minnesota's Health Insurance Marketplace
Enrollment begins October 1, 2013. Simplifies your search by gathering all options available in your area in one place. Compare plans based on price, benefits, quality and other features important to individuals, families and small businesses. Learn more at MNsure.
Call 612-873-HOPE (4673) for free telephone support for families experiencing mental health stress related to pregnancy, having a new baby, or parenting children ages 0 to 3 years old. Learn more about the Mother-Baby Program at HCMC.
Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA) was signed into law 23 years ago this month. It provides civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities and ensures equal opportunity in employment, public accommodations; public transportation; state and local government services; and telecommunications.
The end of bullying begins with you
Find bullying prevention resources designed for all students, teens and youth, parents, teachers and schools from the Pacer Center.
How Much Do You Know About Water Safety?
Find out by reading, "Take Steps To Stay Safe Around Water" from the American Red Cross.
Domestic Abuse HelpLine
952-884-0330. Cornerstone HelpLine 24/7 provides immediate access to emergency services for individuals and families that are in crisis due to family abuse. Bloomington, Edina, Eden Prairie, St. Louis Park, Richfield and Brooklyn Park. Learn about Ask To Help initiative.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Regardless of race, age, religion or economic status, a mental condition impacts the lives of nearly 60 million Americans every year. Learn more at NAMI Hennepin and Mental Illness: What You Need To Know.
Healthy Eating on a Tight Budget
USA.gov has information about good nutrition, food safety, eating healthy meals on a budget, food stamp eligibility, and physical activity.
Health Care for the Homeless
Hennepin County provides a variety of health and wellness services at medical clinics in 11 shelters and drop-in centers in Minneapolis. For assistance call 612-348-5553.
Protect Your Unborn Baby or Newborn from Infections
Learn simple steps to avoid serious health problems from the CDC.
Interested in Military Medicine?
Read personal narratives of Doctors, Nurses and Medical Support sent to the Library of Congress' Experiencing War: Stories from the Veterans History Project.
What to do about the Flu
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