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Focus on eating healthful foods, say experts

Forget calorie-counting and low-fat diets; focus on eating healthful foods, say experts

The Open Heart commentary’s authors are as harsh on the weight-loss industry as they are on the food industry for misleading the public about food, calories, weight and health.

photo of empty hospital bed with person standing behind

Backlog at state-run treatment facilities means long waits for Minnesotans suffering from severe addictions

Patients sit in hospitals or jail — sometimes for months — waiting for beds to open up. "We’re worried about them causing harm," said a union spokeswoman.

Fewer parents are refusing vaccines for their children

Fewer parents are refusing vaccines for their children, a physician survey suggests

But a third of the health professionals surveyed reported that they had not seen any changes in the willingness of parents to accept vaccinations.