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Aerial fitness new in town

Aerial  fitness adds fun to workouts Exercising in the air balances health and wellness It all started in 2015 when Christine Longe, the owner and founder of “The Aviary” studio in Hopkins, Minn., was practicing law and started to attend circus classes. “People started to ask me how I got …

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Vape Nation?

Vape nation? We’re not far off. Many have likely noticed the jump in vape interest in recent years. In fact, according to a study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 16.2 percent of high school seniors reported they used an e-cigarette in the past 30 days, while only 11.4 …

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Brief: Changes bring new choices

Graduating requirements alter for physical education and health, students acquire more electives Next fall, Minnehaha will be implementing changes within the physical education and health department, which will ultimately affect the academic requirements and the health curricula of incoming freshmen. Current students at Minnehaha are required to take a total …

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Endangered antibiotics

The disease fighting effects of antibiotics are rapidly decreasing as they are being excessively used. Could this be the end of antibiotics? Imagine a typical paper cut. You get cut, apply a bandage and Neosporin and you’re fine. What would happen if that cut left you fighting for your life? …

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Breaking Bread

Bread, pasta, cake, cookies, are just a few foods gluten free students cannot eat. Food intolerances affect approximately 15 million Americans. Ranging from gluten to dairy to sugar to meat to nuts, adjustments and special precautions must be made to accommodate to these intolerances. At Minnehaha, gluten intolerances are the …

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Minnesota: number one in health

Photo of Life Time Fitness Reindeer Run 2010 taken December 4, 2010. Photo by T-Bone Sandwich, Flickr Sometimes, especially in the middle of January, living in Minneapolis can seem like a curse, but this city has been ranked the number one healthiest city in America for 2015. Minneapolis even can …

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Mary Carlson: the final walk

“I never had a break,”said health teacher Mary Carlson as she reflected on her early days at Minnehaha Academy. Her first nine years of teaching and coaching usually involved ten or more hours a day at school. The Title IX Amendment sent Carlson and Minnehaha head first into girls’ sports. …

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Mental health aid

Minnesota nonprofit clinic Walk In is working to make counseling a tool accessible to all An estimated 43.7 million adults are living with mental illnesses in the US, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) done in 2012. Nearly half of children under 18 have had …

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Caffeine versus teens

Stimulants have become prominent in teens with side effects becoming more well known “One time at work, I had about four or five cups of coffee,” junior Marin Fredrickson remembered. “By the end of work, I wasn’t feeling good and my stomach was cramping up. I was standing at the …

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