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Take charge of your health with regular self-exams.
It’s important to have the number for the poison prevention center handy. When people call 1-800-222-1222, they are connected immediately to the poison crisis center nearest them.
There’s a simple formula for maintaining a healthy weight: Burn as many calories as you consume each week. To lose weight, people need to eat less, exercise more, or both.
Having an exercise buddy may be the key to shedding pounds.
Nutrition experts say there’s no magic pill when it comes to weight loss. Eating less may be the biggest challenge for many people, especially when it comes to controlling portion size. The National Institute on Health says Portion Distortion is real.
Health Fair 11 at the Fair celebrated its one-millionth health connection at the Minnesota State Fair on Wednesday.
Health Fair 11 at the Fair returns for a seventeenth year of offering free or low-cost screenings at the Minnesota State Fair. Sixteen organizations are joining forces to make Health Fair 11 at the Fair possible.
Bike riding is great exercise. Safety experts say it can also be dangerous. Statistics show men over the age of 20 are mostly likely to be injured or killed in accidents involving bicycling. Experts say wearing a bike helmet during every bike outing is the best way to minimize head injuries.
The American Red Cross says there is a critical need for blood donations.http://www.redcross.org/
What you don’t know can kill you. High blood pressure is often called the “silent killer.” Most people who have high blood pressure show no signs of the disease. In Minnesota, health experts say 27% of the population have high blood pressure.
We know fairgoers are smart, but there's also a unique opportunity at the Minnesota State Fair to help with brain research at HealthFair 11.