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Minnesota is projecting a shortage of as many as 53,000 home health care workers by the end of this decade. In order to avoid forcing older Minnesotans and people with disabilities into nursing homes because of worker shortages, there are several steps we must take to professionalize the industry, raise wages, and provide better benefits. Two models that can work in tandem involve unionizing home care workers, which is currently underway, and forming worker-owned cooperatives. Changing demographics with aging populations in many communities, especially in rural areas, should be a…
Besides the obvious causes, such as tobacco use, too much sun, and excessive drinking, what causes cancer in an otherwise healthy person? The American Cancer Society is looking in the Twin Cities for healthy volunteers between the ages of 30-65 willing to commit to long-term participation in the third of an ongoing series of studies aimed at preventing cancer. Preliminary steps to participate are minimal -- a waist measurement and a blood sample starts the research off. Find out why people are signing up.