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Suicide rate among youths skyrocketing

"It's not as simple as pointing it to one or two things," Mayo Clinic Child Psychologist Sarah Trane said.Even though Trane is a trained child psychologist, she is like all of us when trying to figure out…

CDC: Minnesota's obesity rate rose to above 30% in 2018

Minnesota's adult obesity rate is on the rise, according to new data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rate rose from 28.4% in 2017 to 30.1% in 2018. 

Obstacles to healthy eating

Overweight children are at risk for health problems such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Getting to a healthy weight can help lower these health risks. But the road to healthy weight may have obstacles. Sometimes it can be one step forward and two steps back.

Avoiding illness at work

Some practical tips can help minimize your chance of getting sick at work or spreading viruses like the flu to someone else.