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The vaccination debate

August 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Jimmy and Stephanie France have not had their 2-year-old son vaccinated against childhood diseases — and they don’t plan to.

“I don’t feel that it’s necessary,” Jimmy said.
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Apple juice can be hazardous to childrens health and habits

December 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s true apple juice can pose a risk to your health. But not necessarily from the trace amounts of arsenic that people are arguing about.

Despite the government’s consideration of new limits on arsenic, nutrition experts say apple juice’s real danger is to waistlines and children’s teeth. Apple juice has few natural nutrients, lots of calories and, in some cases, more sugar than soda has. It trains a child to like very sweet things, displaces better beverages and foods, and adds to the obesity problem, its critics say.
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New survey shows students are reducing risky behavior

November 16, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

More Minnesota students are planning to attend college, are wearing their seat belts more often, and are drinking less alcohol and smoking fewer cigarettes, according to the Minnesota Student Survey data released today. Continue Reading

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