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Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
Keep or dump MNsure, or is there an alternative?
Grand jury indicts Allwine on first-degree murder
Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
Agriculture funding bills prioritize new Minnesota crops
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
Flyers keep Wild in check as Minnesota woes continue
Boys basketball: 'Jays leave feeling blue
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Ruth O. Jones
John E. Vold
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
May 6, 2009
HealthBeat blog: Winner takes pink; loser gets... nothing?
The Twin Cities will be awash in a pink tide this weekend for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. But seeing all the hoopla and the pink ribbons, one can't help wondering how other women - the ones with cancer other than breast cancer - feel about it. HealthBeat, the West Central...
May 6, 2009 - 12:15pm
April 28, 2009
HealthBeat blog: Pandemic flu - new version of an old threat
The current outbreak of swine flu is a reminder of the tenacity of germs and their perpetual ability to outsmart us. In "Pandemic flu: new version of an old threat," the West Central Tribune's HealthBeat blog takes a look at what we know - and don't know - about this new form of ...
April 28, 2009 - 3:26pm
April 2, 2009
HealthBeat blog: The 800-pound gorilla of health care reform
Health care reform in Minnesota is demanding that consumers be more informed and more involved in making choices about health care. But are we truly ready for this? HealthBeat, the West Central Tribune's health care blog, explores this issue in The 800-pound gorilla of health care...
April 2, 2009 - 12:29pm
April 1, 2009
HealthBeat blog: Teens and fast food
Two new studies by the University of Minnesota found a significant increase in fast-food consumption by teens. No surprises there. But researchers also identified reasons for this trend, providing some insight into what might be done to help reduce adolescent reliance on cheeseburgers,...
April 1, 2009 - 12:35pm
March 12, 2009
HealthBeat blog: Patient advocacy - Do we expect too much?
One of the keys to better health care, we're told, is for patients to be involved in their own care and to advocate for themselves. But for many people, this is easier said than done. Are we asking more from patients than they're able to deliver? HealthBeat, the West Central Tribune's...
March 12, 2009 - 10:21am
March 6, 2009
HealthBeat blog: circadian shock
The start of Daylight Saving Time this weekend will leave many of us cranky and sleep-deprived by Monday morning. Read the West Central Tribune's HealthBeat blog entry, Circadian shock: adjusting to the spring forward, to learn more about the time change and how to minimize its e...
March 6, 2009 - 4:40pm
February 22, 2009
HealthBeat blog: cancer fakers
A Tennessee woman made the headlines last week, accused of pretending to have cancer so she could scam friends and coworkers for money. Why would anyone do such a thing? The West Central Tribune's HealthBeat blog explores this question in Cancer fakers.
February 22, 2009 - 11:56am
February 13, 2009
HealthBeat blog: the all-chocolate edition
That extra piece of chocolate on Valentine's Day is supposed to be good for you, or so the experts claim. Check out the West Central Tribune's HealthBeat blog for an exploration of the research on the health benefits of chocolate in The all-chocolate edition.
February 13, 2009 - 2:24pm
February 11, 2009
HealthBeat blog: Animal hoarding and mental illness
Who are animal hoarders? What motivates them to collect such large numbers of animals that authorities are forced to intervene? In Animal hoarding and mental illness, HealthBeat, the West Central Tribune's health blog, explores this little-understood behavior and what researchers...
February 11, 2009 - 3:11pm
February 10, 2009
HealthBeat blog guest series: Understanding heart failure
Congestive heart failure can be one of the most daunting forms of heart disease. How can you learn to live well with it? Visit the West Central Tribune's HealthBeat blog for a series of guest columns this month by Aimee TeBrake, a clinical nurse specialist at Family Practice Medical...
February 10, 2009 - 12:33pm
January 20, 2009
HealthBeat blog: Medical harm - the human cost
There's a human cost to patients, their families and to health care providers when patients are harmed, and it's only been within the past few years that it has started to be openly talked about. HealthBeat, the West Central Tribune's health care blog, examines the emotional toll...
January 20, 2009 - 2:11pm
January 19, 2009
HealthBeat blog: Medical harm - the human cost
Last week the Minnesota Department of Health released its fifth annual report on adverse events that cause harm to patients. There's a human...
January 19, 2009 - 10:55am
January 12, 2009
Snow + cold = heart attack?
The combination of snow and cold can raise the risk of heart attack, say cardiology experts. Visit the West Central Tribune's HealthBeat blog...
January 12, 2009 - 1:00pm
January 9, 2009
Read more about the salmonella outbreak on our Health Beat blog
As the current outbreak of salmonella demonstrates, hundreds of Americans are sickened each year by food-borne illnesses. How can you reduce the risk in your own household? Read about it on HealthBeat, our health news blog.
January 9, 2009 - 10:00am