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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection The lowest gas prices in Minnesota in nearly a year are helping drivers fill up for less, but that isn’t the only way drivers are saving money at the pump. According to a new report, model year 2013 vehicles hit an all-time high for gas mileage with an average [...]

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CentraCare Health-Melrose recently welcomed Lindsey Chmielewski, MD, to its health care team. Dr. Chmielewski is a board certified family medicine physician who has special interest in women’s health, obstetrics and global health. She looks forward to getting to know her patients and their families and is proficient in Spanish. Outside of work, she enjoys spending [...]

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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection While times have changed tremendously over the past two decades for families in Minnesota and across the country, that’s not necessarily true for the main philosophies of parenting. Janet Jendron is board president of Attachment Parenting International, a group celebrating its 20th anniversary. She concedes today’s parents have to [...]

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Have you ever had a CT scan or lab test that you didn’t think was needed – or wanted antibiotics for a possible sinus infection, but your health care provider wouldn’t give you one? Next time, ask why. CentraCare Health has joined a national effort that encourages health care providers and patients to talk about [...]

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Agricultural producers looking to solve natural resource problems on their farms should apply now for assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Application acceptance deadline for FY 2015 in Minnesota for EQIP is: • Nov. 14, 2014 • Dec. 19, [...]

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CentraCare Clinic’s family medicine providers are transitioning the care of their patients who are hospitalized at St. Cloud Hospital to the care of the hospitalist team beginning Sept. 15. This change in practice should increase the family medicine providers’ availability to see patients in the clinic because they no longer will need to spend time [...]

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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection Thousands of hunters fanned out across Minnesota on Saturday, Oct. 18 with the opening of pheasant season. With the firearms deer season approaching as well, hunters are being reminded not only about gun safety, but also to be heart smart. Dr. Arashk Motiei is a cardiologist with the Mayo [...]

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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection October is National Farm to School Month and in Minnesota, it’s an event being celebrated in an ever-growing number of school districts, in every corner of the state. The Farm to School program links school districts with nearby farms, to open new markets for those growers and get more [...]

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