FOCUS ON HEALTH - Essentia Health has a new digital handheld tool helping you keep track and monitor your health records.
Essentia Health has launched a new smartphone app allowing patients with a "My Health" account access to their electronic health records.
A few of the apps feature include allowing patients to check test results, diagnoses and medications, request or cancel appointments and review vaccinations records.
You can download the app through your smartphones app store.
This may be a bit of good news for parents of teenage girls.
Federal health officials say they're better at using birth control, which could explain the drop in teen pregnancy rates.
The CDC also says doctors seem to be less adverse to counseling their teenage patients on contraceptives.
Researchers from the National Survey of Family Growth, found that about 60 percent of sexually active teens say they use some form of effective birth control like pills, IUD, rings or patches.
In another bright spot for parents, the number of teens who say they're sexually active has dropped by 16 percent.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is speaking up about another use for bike helmets.
They say while there is no good research on the effectiveness of helmets in tornadoes, they do know head injuries are common during these storms.
The CDC says if you decide to use a helmet during the tornado, just make sure it doesn't slow you down on your way to safe shelter.
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