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SPARK Study Looks To Expand The Scope Of Autism ResearchUntil now, autism-based research often only included a small number of individuals and families. The SPARK study will provide researchers with the genetic information from thousands of families affected by autism from around the country.
MDH: Measles Outbreak Up To 20 Cases In Hennepin CountyMDH officials say 16 of the 20 cases were in children who were confirmed to be unvaccinated.
6 Mumps Cases Reported On 'U' CampusUniversity of Minnesota health officials are warning students about a mumps outbreak on campus.
MDH Reports Spike In Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Syphilis CasesThe Minnesota Department of Health says there was a concerning rise in sexually transmitted diseases from 2015 to 2016.
Mumps Confirmed In 6 U Of M StudentsThe University of Minnesota is urging students to look out for the symptoms of mumps.
Number Of Cases In Measles Outbreak Climbs To 11State health officials said Wednesday that there are now 11 cases of measles in Minnesota.
How To Prevent And Treat Staph InfectionsAfter the death of a top state worker from a staph infection, Jennifer Mayerle found out how common they are -- and what to do if you think you have one.
Washington County Fights Drug Abuse With Take Back ProgramWalking into the Washington County Sheriff's Office with a bag of drugs sounds like a bad idea. But if they're the kind found in your medicine cabinet and aren’t being used, step right in.
Health Officials Investigate Measles Outbreak In Hennepin Co.Minnesota health officials say they are investigating an outbreak of measles in Hennepin County.
Improv Comedy Show Eases End Of Life TalkFew things in life are more difficult to discuss within a family than planning for a loved one’s death. And that’s exactly why Stevie Ray's Improv Company at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater is tackling the topic head on.
Kylie’s Kids: Meet Twins Eliana & ConnorThis week's Kylies Kids defied all the odds after being born three months early. But Eliana and Connor have been fighters from Day 1 and are now still surprising doctors.
Talking Points: Prince’s Death & The Opioid EpidemicThis Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Prince from an accidental overdose of the opioid fentanyl.

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