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Pneumococcal disease: It can be prevented

Pneumococcal disease: It can be prevented

Last winter Samuel thought he had caught a bad cold, but after two weeks of being sick, his health took a sudden turn for the worse. Samuel, only 35 years…

Protect your teens with vaccinations

Protect your teens with vaccinations

Did you know that younger teens need vaccines, too? As kids get older, the protection from some of their childhood vaccines begins to wear off. There are also new diseases…

The Dandies Project makes a colorful splash at Coup d’Etat

The Dandies Project makes a colorful splash at Coup d’Etat

Spring comes in many colors in Minnesota and The Dandies Project latest book launch at Coup d’Etat was truly a spring affair not to be missed. The event brought together…

Worried about the cost of shots? The MnVFC program can help

Worried about the cost of shots? The MnVFC program can help

Maria is the mom of a 12-month-old who is due for her next well child check-up with the doctor. Like any other parent, she wants what is best for her…

African Paradise Restaurant Opens in South Minneapolis

African Paradise Restaurant Opens in South Minneapolis

All week long, tantalizing aromas have been wafting from the doors of African Paradise Restaurant as they’ve rehearsed for their grand opening, Friday, March 20. The freshly painted walls and…

World Tuberculosis Day

World Tuberculosis Day

What is TB? TB is a serious disease caused by a bacteria (germ) called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB is most often found in a person’s lungs, but TB can also attack…

Planning international travel? Don’t forget about immunizations!

Planning international travel? Don’t forget about immunizations!

Measles kills 400 children in the world every day. It is very contagious and travels easily from one continent to another. But, there is something you can do to protect…

Growing awareness of end-of-life care among Nigerian immigrants

Growing awareness of end-of-life care among Nigerian immigrants

For Nigerian Americans, opting for all possible medical treatments for the ailing parents is normal. “This thinking represents the family caring and the filial duty in our culture. Especially, we…

Influenza (flu): What you need to know

Influenza (flu): What you need to know

Your child has been home from school for three days with a cough, runny nose, and fever. You’ve had to miss work to take care of him and are worried…

Keep your travels healthy

Keep your travels healthy

She meant for her son to get the vaccine but he was finally sleeping. The doctor said it was a special situation because they were traveling to visit family in…

What you need to know about Ebola

What you need to know about Ebola

Right now, there is an Ebola outbreak occurring in four West African countries – Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria. No one has contracted Ebola disease in the United States…