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Minnesota hospitals are increasingly picking up the tab for our rising health care costs.In 2011, they covered $509.5 million in uncompensated treatment, according to a new Minnesota Hospital Association report that tracks how 144 hospitals and health systems in the state spend their considerable ... More >>
A month after New York City approved a ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces, Duluth-based St. Luke's Hospital has taken the next step and is banning the sale of all sugary drinks on hospital premises. SEE ALSO:-- MN Blue Cross' new anti-obesity ads spark controversy: Do they shame fat people? ... More >>
Jennifer Livingston, a TV anchor/reporter for the CBS affiliate in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is comfortable in her own skin. But an infrequent male viewer of her morning show is uncomfortable about her skin and what's directly underneath it.SEE ALSO:-- MN Blue Cross' new anti-obesity ads spark controver ... More >>
Earlier this month, a study concluded that half of Minnesota will be obese by 2030. In hopes of preventing that from happening, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota recently released two new anti-obesity ads.SEE ALSO: Minnesota obesity epidemic? New study says half of us on track to be really ... More >>
The Twin Cities may be among the most healthy metros in the country, but a new study concludes Minnesota is on pace to be really fat in the not-so-distant future.Get ready to suck in your gut: A new study by the Trust for American's Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds that at the current ... More >>
SEE ALSO- Minnesota is the state of the future, Gallup says- Minnesotans have third-highest well-being, Gallup finds- Minnesota is fat, but not compared to the rest of the fat United StatesYour scale's not broken. In 2011, Minnesota got fatter.
This is the final chapter in our interview with Daniel Green. In part 1, we found out how a healthy diet helped him conquer his weight problem. And in part 2, we learned how he broke into the TV business. We now pick things up just as his career is taking off. For years, Green never found work ve ... More >>
Last year, Prince & the Revolution drummer Robert Rivkin, AKA Bobby Z was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack, and his survival was uncertain. After a year of rehabilitation, Z is healthy, and has started a foundation, My Purple Heart, to benefit heart health education and working in ... More >>
Ah, the first week of a new year, where the grocery stores are all sold out of kale and you actually have to wait in line for a free elliptical machine at the gym. Everyone's resolutions are still in their infancy, and that means advertisers and publishers are doing their best to strike while the ... More >>
WikimediaJucy Lucy, hearty eating.Bad news for anyone who crowed about the Twin Cities' spring ranking as the American College of Sports Medicine's fittest city in America. Minnesota has ballooned in the last 16 years, going from a 14.6% obese population in 1995 to 25.3% today, according to ... More >>
Michele Bachmann trashes Michelle Obama over breastfeeding.When the teabaggers made Michele Bachmann their queen, were they hoping she'd start a war with First Lady Michelle Obama over breastfeeding?Because that's what she's doing.Mrs. Obama has promoted the idea of more flexible workplace rules ... More >>
Who shrank my Snickers?!The other day, a fellow City Pages staffer was ranting er, remarking upon the reduced size of the miniature, or "fun size" candy bars in the assorted mix of Halloween treats he'd purchased. "The Three Musketeers, is now like one-and-a-half Musketeers!" he bellowed. I ... More >>
Jesse Atkins weighs 369 pounds. That's too much.Jesse Atkins, a 28-year-old Appellate Court law clerk from St. Paul, is the next hometown guy to try his hand at weight loss on "The Biggest Loser." Atkins will compete for weight loss on the upcoming season, which starts Sept. 21. He lettered in fo ... More >>
Can T-Paw bring in enough dough to be anything more than just another ex-governor?Tim Pawlenty's Political Action Committee, Freedom First is reporting today that it raised $723,501 in the second quarter of this year, raising its yearly total to about $1.3 million.It sounds like a lot of mone ... More >>
courtesy of Adam Harness This summer, nothing is more important than getting your relax on. With this in mind, we have been checking in with local mixmasters to find drink recipes that are sparkling fresh, luscious, and make you look like a pro. Adam Harness, who is constantly kicking ass ... More >>
Not only do fat people take up all of your plane seat, smell bad, and ruin your otherwise stellar plane experience, they are now also ruining the world.
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When it comes to porking out, Minnesota squeezes into the top half of the nation's most obese states, according to a report released today by the advocacy group Trust for America's Health. Using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the group noted that 22.7 percent of the nati ... More >>