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5 effective (and free) online workouts you can do at home

Whether you're not into expensive trendy fitness classes or just don't feel like leaving your house to get a good workout, here's a look at… Read more

Volunteer extraordinaire Vicki Decker is the 2018 Winona Steamboat Days Harbormaster

Winona Daily News staff

The Winona Steamboat Days Harbormaster for 2018 has been named. Read more

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Insurer Slashes Breast Pump Payments, Stoking Fears Fewer Moms Will Breastfeed

Anthem, one of the country’s largest insurers, has cut the reimbursement rate it pays for breast pumps by nearly half, fueling concerns that new moms — especially ones with lower incomes — will not be able to afford the pumps they need. Read more

NRA's incoming president ties Ritalin to school shootings, but here's what the science says

Oliver North, the National Rifle Association's incoming president, has suggested that a certain medication to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, could be partially responsible for the recent gun violence in American schools: Ritalin. Read more

The sweet facts about honey

We all know bees make honey, but you may be surprised to learn that honey harvesting dates back 8,000 years and, over the millennia, honey has been used as everything from an antimicrobial and wound healer to a much-loved sweetener. Honey starts as flower nectar collected by bees, and it is stored as simple... Read more

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Which candies pack the most sugar?

While it's unlikely that candy will ever be classified as healthy fare, some confections have a lot more sugar jam-packed into their bright… Read more

A ranking of fast food kids' meals, from most to least calories

Next time you need a quick and easy way to feed your little one, consider some of these kids' meals. Read more

These are the 25 least active places in the US

Most Americans don't get the recommended amount of physical activity, but these 25 places are the worst off. Read more

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The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts: Tips to combat age-related forgetfulness

Q: Why do people become more forgetful as they age? A: It's common to have moments of forgetfulness about where we put the keys, why we walked into a room, or what an object is called. This reflects age-related changes in thinking skills. Read more

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Genetics play a role in weight, but it's not the whole story

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How big of a role does genetics play in weight? If you are predisposed to obesity because of your genes, how effective can a diet or other weight-loss strategies really be in the long run? ANSWER: Genetics play a role in determining your weight. Read more

Tips to combat age-related forgetfulness

Q: Why do people become more forgetful as they age? A: It's common to have moments of forgetfulness about where we put the keys, why we walked into a room, or what an object is called. This reflects age-related changes in thinking skills. Read more