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Flu Raging In Minnesota

It appears the flu is off to an early and potent start. The Minnesota Department of Health is now describing the flu as 'widespread' in the state. Some area schools have cancelled games due to too many sick players, hospital ERs are being overrun, and the shot may be less effective than we had hoped.

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Flu Shot May Not Be As Effective As Hoped In Minnesota

Hey, wait a minute. I want my flu shot money back. (Ok, what? Oh, right I did't pay anything. Insurance covered it.) The news of the day is saying the our usual flu shot effectiveness (60%) may not be as effective this year (40%) as we had hoped. Turns out that one of the strains mutated leaving us all a bit unprotected.

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Shaving Away Movember (And What I Learned)

The Movember Foundation fights to raise awareness and money for research in the battle against Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer, mental illness, as well as other men's health issues. As a two-time cancer survivor I opted in. A big thanks to my coworkers & listeners that joined me. Now it's over and here's what I learned.

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Taking Your Mo Home For Thanksgiving

As we head home dreaming of turkey legs and stuffing, we Mo Bros might start to wonder, 'Is there room at the table for my Mo this Thanksgiving?' Here are some suggestions on how to let your family know about your Mo, Movember; and how to use it all to start conversations about men's health.

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Nick Offerman Explains How To Have A Manly Movember [WATCH]

Today is Movember 19th, and men around the world are growing mustaches in the spirit of raising awareness & money for men's health issues. The well mustachioed Nick Offerman from NBC's Parks & Recreation offers some guidance for the rest of us on growing a Mo.

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Got A Cold? (Here’s How The Mayo Clinic Would Fight It)

Despite my best efforts I have come down with the cold that has been making the rounds in our office. There's no cure for the common cold; and when I think 'cold,' I don't think Mayo Clinic (I let them take care of the more serious stuff) -- but what the heck, they're experts, so let's see what they have to say.

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I Am A Proud Mo Bro (In The Name Of Men’s Health)

Today is Movember 17th, and I thought I'd give you an update as to how things are going (and why many men in our building are growing Mo's). The Movember Foundation works around the clock and around the world to improve the lives of men and their families affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.

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Ebola Explained — Simple Talk About How Ebola Takes Over Its Victims [VIDEO]

Ebola may not be dominating headlines the way it did a few weeks ago, but it's still a good time to make sure we all understand exactly how this deadly virus works.

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Former Viking Orlando Thomas Dies At 42 Following Battle With ALS

Former Minnesota Vikings defensive back Orlando Thomas passed away Sunday night at the age of 42 from the devestating effects of ALS. Thomas spent seven seasons with the team.

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Movember vs. Cancer (1/3 Through Men’s Health Month)

Happy Movember. We're a third of the way in. The Movember Foundation aims to change the way we think about men's health by putting a fun twist on this serious issue. Using the mustache as a catalyst, the idea is to bring about change and give us guys the opportunity and confidence to learn and talk about our health and take action when needed.

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Cut Your Risk of Kidney Stones With More Water and Less Soda

A new study shows reduced risk for kidney stones if you drink more water and less soda.

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Movember 2014: Day 7 (Supporting Men’s Health)

It's been great walking around our building this week, seeing many of my male co-workers (aka Mo Bros) growing a mustache in the name of changing the face of men's health. Raising awareness and funds committed to combatting prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems during the month of Movember.

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