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Minnesota Health Officials Alarmed By STD Surge

Minnesota health officials say they're alarmed by a surge in sexually transmitted diseases. Reportable STDs in Minnesota include chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis.

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AP IMPACT – Synthetic Drugs Send Thousands To ER

Synthetic substances that mimic marijuana, cocaine and other illegal drugs are making users across the nation seriously ill, causing seizures and hallucinations and even killing some.

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Healthier Breakfast Now The Norm At District 742 Schools

Prepackaged processed foods have been replaced with more whole grains and fruits on the breakfast menu in the District 742 schools. Now, instead of serving pancakes and muffins, kids get food such as cold cereal and oatmeal.

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St. Cloud Hospital Uses Total Body Cooling On Infant

St. Cloud Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has -- for the first time -- successfully cooled an infant to prevent or reduce the severity of brain injury. Earlier this month, the NICU team used the total body cooling therapy on a newborn that was deprived of oxygen during birth.

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New Report Ranks County’s Health

Stearns County residents are healthier than those who live in Benton County -- according to a new report. The website countyhealthrankings.org has ranked every county in every state. For the counties here in Minnesota, Stearns County is the 27th healthiest, Sherburne County is ranked #32, and Benton County is at #57.

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Man Moves Into Mall of America in Attempt to Lose Weight [VIDEO]

Sometimes the best way to commit to a workout regiment is to tell a bunch of people about it, and then let the fear of being labeled 'The Guy Who Talks a Big Game About Getting Into Shape But Never Follows Through" take over.

That's what St. Paul, Minnesota resident Scott Jorgenson is doing, times a few thousand.

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Heart Center Seeking Participants For Clinical Study

The Central Minnesota Heart Center at St. Cloud Hospital is looking for patients to participate in a clinic research study. Interested people should be 50-year-old or older, and have had a myocardial infarction one-to-three years ago.

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Colon Cancer Screening Kits Available Through CentraCare

CentraCare is offering free tests for colorectal cancer. You can pick-up your screening kit at the drive-up window at CentraCare Pharmacy at St. Cloud Hospital or at the Coborn Cancer Center.

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Workshop Highlights Health Benefits Of Dancing

Working out doesn't have to be a drag. Get exercise and have fun at the "Day of Dance," tomorrow at the Holiday Inn from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Teachers of all forms of dancing - from ballroom to salsa - will be leading workshops designed to teach new skills that have strong health benefits.

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Upcoming Open House Is Specifically For Women Veterans

Women veterans in the St. Cloud area are invited to attend a free networking open house. The St. Cloud VA Health Care System is hosting a free informational get-together for women vets to meet one another, learn about VA benefits programs, and meet VA staff.

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