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Minnesota Medical Marijuana Update
The Minnesota medical marijuana program was launched in July 2015. Certain residents with certain afflictions were allowed to purchase and use medical marijuana. This past Tuesday, August 1, saw the law expanded to include those suffering from PTSD to purchase and use the drug...
A Warning Against Drinking Hydrogen Peroxide
Apparently due to some benefits of doing so shown online in various places, people are drinking hydrogen peroxide. According to the Star Tribune, six people have been treated at Hennepin County Medical Center after accidentally drinking a highly concentrated version...
This Tape Alleviates Pain?
So, am I the first person to attempt to take a selfie of one's knee? The legs are ugly enough, but add this strange tape and it's all the more worse. But I don't care because this seems at least to alleviate my knee pain.
Here we go. In May I woke up with a stiff knee...
Admission to Owatonna Hospital Denied
If you felt you needed to be admitted to the Owatonna Hospital in 1901, you had to make you weren't too sick or else they wouldn't take you. What? I ran across this interesting article from the Journal of the American Medical Association from 1901...
Please Share - We're Losing a Lifesaving Resource
Crisis Connection is a very successful and needed part of the mental health initiatives in this state...and it's shutting down. And this is NOT good.
Crisis Connection is there for people in crisis...why are they closing? According to NPR's report...
Steele County Healthy Seniors Golf Tourney
The Steele County Healthy Seniors will have their fundraising golf tournament on Tuesday, July 11. It's especially important this year as Healthy Seniors made the decision to forego state and federal funding. About $30,000 must be found to make up the difference...
What Was Dairy Farming Like in 1854?
Excuse the quality of the picture of the cows, it's taken from a book that dates back to 1854. I imagine I picked it up at an auction a while back. I'll share a few of the health tips offered to farmers and, I suppose, to anyone back in the day...
How Does the Sun See Your Skin?
Summer is here, and I love summer. I love more daylight, outdoor patios, music in the parks, floating down the river, long bike rides, being warm, bonfires, strolling festivals and basically everything else that summer encompasses! I even love the look of a tan. But this video gives a whole new insi…
Have Fun Outdoors, Watch Those Bugs This Weekend
It's that first holiday weekend to get out and enjoy the outdoors. I don't know how bad they will be this Memorial Day weekend with all the rain we have had. But it's a good idea to be bug aware.
Now a couple of weeks ago I told you about the CDC's (Center for Disease Control) con…

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