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After a lifetime of emitting a Stihl MS 881-worthy respiratory buzz that could cleave through a sequoia like butter, columnist Tammy Swift learns that her apnea could be much easier to detect these days — thanks to a compact, at-home sleep test.
The new report, released this morning, showed a rise among the state's ninth-graders battling long-term mental and emotional problems
“We’re a long ways from being to the point where we don’t have to take precautions, because this thing has changed so many times. And just because you had an infection doesn’t mean that you can’t get infected again by another strain.”
Kids age 5 to 18 pitted themselves against a series of strength, agility and endurance obstacles tuned to their age groups.

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Start with an earlier wake-up call for children.
Several types of surgeries are offered at Sanford Worthington Medical Center.
Studies at the Sanford Center for Biobehavioral Research are looking at how inadequate sleep is related to binge eating and how some people process images of food and body type relate to binge eating. Both studies are recruiting participants.
At least $1 from every Blizzard sold and Blizzard coupon sales will go to Sanford Health Foundation to support kids at Sanford Children’s Hospital.
The new three-digit dialing code connects people to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline via phone call, text or chat.
Gummies and edibles from the program are separate from the hemp-derived edible cannabis products that became legal in Minnesota at the beginning of July.

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It’s normal to fail in an obstacle course, Jeff Johnson emphasized.
Although hospital mergers were supposed to improve cost efficiency, experts agree that the creation of huge conglomerates and hospital networks has driven up U.S. medical costs, which are by far the highest in the world. Many enjoy near-monopoly pricing power.
Last year had twice as many deaths as the state saw 10 years ago, and numbers have climbed significantly since 2018 when there were just over 600.

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