Fight for 'health equities' went to state capitol

Until recently, health equities has not been a subject in Minnesota that has received a lot of publicized attention. It represents the goal of groups working to address the health inequities that are well documented between communities of color and Whites in Minnesota.

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What would Jesus vape? Will manufacturer that helped write Melin's bill get one of two spots?

Readers may remember that in Pass the stealth dutchies: Melin disses former allies in pediatric cannabis Facebook group, Bluestem reported that the Hibbing DFLer warned members of a closed pediatric cannabis Facebook group against those medical cannabis advocates who might favor full-scale legalization of medical marijuana.

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Reflections of New Minnesotans: Race, culture and mental health

This weeks episode is about mental health and multicultural communities. Julia's guest is Nneka Onyilofor, co-author of the children's book My Brother Adam, about a family dealing with schizophrenia. [Audio below]

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A Minnesota first you might have missed

With all of the news about Minnesota’s minimum wage, women’s economic security act, safe schools legislation and a billion dollar bonding bill, you might have missed the history-making legislation that also passed this year.

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Memorial Day and disabled survivors of war

About three weeks ago, my wife and I stopped downstairs after 9:30 Mass at Basilica for our usual coffee and conversation.

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Medical device tax's research and development impact

Today, I'm aiming to address a very narrow question: has the Affordable Care Act's medical device excise tax had an impact on research and development? The answer is simple: no.

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MNsure makes a difference for more than 220,000 Minnesotans

More than 220,000 Minnesotans now have quality, affordable health insurance, thanks to the Affordable Care Act and MNsure, our state-based health insurance exchange where individual Minnesotans and small businesses can shop for, compare and enroll in health insurance.

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Legislature invests in health equity

While Minnesota is one of the healthiest states in the nation, our state also has some of the worst disparities in terms of health outcomes between white residents and people of color. This February, Minnesota’s Department of Health (MDH) released Advancing Health Equity in Minnesota, which documents just how severe these disparities are and makes recommendations for how Minnesota can make sure all Minnesotans have the opportunity to live healthy lives, regardless of factors including race, income or sexual orientation.

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Medical marijuana bill makes its final passage from House

Medical marijuana has cleared its final hurdle in the legislative branch and now awaits the governor’s signature before it becomes law.

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