Warner bill expanding access to healthy foods could be oasis in Petersburg’s food deserts



a sign in front of a building: This Food Lion, located on the site of the old Walnut Mall in Petersburg, is one of two national grocery chains — the other being Walmart — located within the Petersburg city limits. A bill from Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Virginia, would establish financial incentives for food providers to build and expand operations in so-called 'food deserts.'


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This Food Lion, located on the site of the old Walnut Mall in Petersburg, is one of two national grocery chains — the other being Walmart — located within the Petersburg city limits. A bill from Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Virginia, would establish financial incentives for food providers to build and expand operations in so-called ‘food deserts.’

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner is the chief patron of bipartisan legislation that creates incentives to increase access to groceries in underserved communities — including Petersburg — commonly referred to as “food deserts” due to their lack of adequate

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Mental health worker to partner with Maplewood police

A Ramsey County mental health worker will be embedded with Maplewood police and other first responders in an effort to “decriminalize mental illness.”

The Ramsey County Board approved the move Tuesday, assigning one of its mental health professionals to work full time with the suburb’s police, fire and ambulance service.

“We need to decriminalize mental health issues and this is the way to do it,” said Maplewood Mayor Marylee Abrams. “If we can get early intervention with health and human services resources, hopefully we can make a lasting change in peoples’ lives and help them avoid going into full-blown crisis.”

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Oklahoma lawmaker files bill to prohibit those under 21 from getting gender reassignment medical treatment

An Oklahoma lawmaker has filed legislation aimed at preventing people under the age of 21 from undergoing gender reassignment medical treatment in the state.State Sen. Warren Hamilton said he filed Senate Bill 676, which would make it illegal for a person under the age of 21 to undergo gender reassignment chemical or surgical procedures, for a parent or guardian to pursue gender reassignment procedures for a person younger than 21, or for a health care professional to intentionally perform the gender reassignment procedures on anyone under 21.According to Hamilton, the bill defines gender reassignment medical treatment as any health care … Read More

Santa Cruz Community Health and Dientes dental secure million-dollar loans from state

SANTA CRUZ — Santa Cruz Community Health and Dientes, a community dental provider, have been approved to receive two separate 1.5 million dollar loans by the State Department of the Treasury. Those funds will be used to build medical and dental offices in Live Oak, in conjunction with MidPen Housing, a non-profit developer.



a person holding a sign posing for the camera: Santa Cruz Community Health and Dientes Community Dental Care announced Friday that Sutter Health has invested $1 million to support the construction and operation of a health and housing project in Live Oak.


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Santa Cruz Community Health and Dientes Community Dental Care announced Friday that Sutter Health has invested $1 million to support the construction and operation of a health and housing project in Live Oak.

“These loans are critical because they target small

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9 Habits That Can Drastically Improve Your Heart Health

Throughout February, American Heart Month aims to raise awareness about heart health, a crucial mission as heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in American adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 659,041 Americans died of heart disease in 2019.

Medical professionals are deeply concerned about the state of cardiovascular health in American adults, said Dennis Bruemmer, director of the Center for CardioMetabolic Health at the Cleveland Clinic. On top of all the oft-cited lifestyle factors that increase the risk of heart disease, healthy habits and regular doctor visits may be slipping

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This Nike-inspired integrated smart fitness system gives at-home gym workouts the boost it needs!

There have been some pretty innovative design solutions for home gyms in the age of COVID-19, ranging from adaptive gym modules that utilize smart technology for instruction to more discreet gym equipment that disguises as home furniture. While most of us are staying at home for these workouts, ensuring we all have the equipment needed can still get messy and some of us have neighbors living below and next to us, so we have to compromise when it comes to how loud we get. Swift Creatives, a Scandinavian design studio located in Aarhus, Denmark, recently debuted Smart Fitness, an integrated

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