National rate is 38.1 percent The state’s adult obesity rate saw a statistically significant drop between 2014 and 2015, from 27.6 percent in 2014 to 26.1 percent in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Minnesota was the only state in the region, including North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa, to succeed in keeping its obesity … [Read more...]
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Dear Dr. Crutchfield: My uncle tells me he suffered with gallstones. What are gallstones? Let’s first discuss the gallbladder, then gallstones. The gallbladder is a small, sack-like structure that is part of the digestive system. Technically, it is called a storage organ. It is about the size of a large plum. The gallbladder is full before meals and usually empty and flat … [Read more...]
MnDOT urges motorists and pedestrians to be alert As the days get shorter and the nights longer this time of year, motorists and pedestrians should watch out for one another, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The fall months are the deadliest months for pedestrians. So far this year, 37 pedestrians were killed. In 2015, 41 pedestrians were killed … [Read more...]
Three-to-one support in two polls sends strong message to lawmakers Most Minnesotans agree that terminally ill adults should have the option of medical aid in dying, according to two State Fair polls conducted by the Minnesota State Senate and State House of Representatives. In the Senate poll, 68 percent of respondents said they support medical aid in dying; in the House … [Read more...]
Here’s a strategy to beat it What is the cause of dry skin? Dry skin is itchy skin. There are many conditions that can cause dry, itchy skin. The most common player that produces dry skin is the cold, dry air of winter. Also, hot showers without moisturizing afterward, and harsh and drying detergent soaps can make matters much worse. Also, as we age, the skin does not … [Read more...]