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Minnesota Doctor Develops At-Home Test To Detect Colon Cancer
It's been one year since Mayo Clinic researchers got the go-ahead on a potential game-changer. A test that people could take at home that screens for the second-most deadly type of cancer: Colon cancer.
St. Paul Woman, 91, Wins Tricycle For Granddaughter With Autism
A 91-year-old St. Paul grandmother who says she never wins anything hit a mini-jackpot this weekend. This is Mary Pat behind her shiny new adult-sized, motorized tricycle.
Travelers, Health Organizations Weigh Risk Of Zika Virus
While many Americans just learned of Zika virus within the last few weeks, it has spread fast to 29 countries. Fifty Americans have returned to the U.S. infected with the virus.
Officials: New Lyme Disease-Causing Bacteria Species Discovered At Mayo Clinic
A new species of Lyme disease-causing bacteria has been discovered by Mayo Clinic scientists.
Kylie's Kids: Meet Brian
Brian Brooks is a senior at the St. Paul Conservatory for the Performing Arts. His focus originally was on musical theatre, but cancer at just 13 years old has changed his performance and his everyday life.
Doctor Says Airlines Should Allow Bug Spray To Zika Virus Areas
A Minneapolis doctor is calling for airlines to make it easier for medical groups to bring bug spray to areas impacted by Zika virus. The mosquito-transmitted virus has been linked to severe birth defects.
High School Students Use 3D Printer To Make Prosthetic Finger For Teacher
A school in Jackson, Minnesota is using their new 3-D printer for more than just teaching art and graphic design.
State Of Emergency Issued In Fla. Over Zika Virus
Florida's governor issued a state of emergency in four counties to try and stop the spread of Zika virus. The action clears the way for crews to take action against the virus, like spraying for mosquitos.
Health Officials: Syphilis Rates Spike For Minnesota Women
A jump in syphilis cases among Minnesota women is concerning health officials, the Minnesota Department of Health announced Tuesday.
Wisconsin Father Shares Story Of Struggle With Dementia
It's estimated the number of people diagnosed with dementia will double every 20 years. Helping better support that growing population is the goal of a program in western Wisconsin.
Zika Virus Warning Causes Travel Hiccup For Minnesota Couple
WitThe rapid spread of the Zika virus prompted the World Health Organization to declare an international emergency Monday. Experts are worried about a surge in the number of babies born with birth defects in South and Central America.
Dayton Released From Hospital After Fainting, Office Says
Governor Mark Dayton is back home at the Governor's mansion Monday night after being hospitalized overnight at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Gov. Dayton, who has a history of health problems, fainted at a political event in Woodbury Sunday night.
CDC: Chipotle-Linked Outbreak Of E. Coli Appears Over
The federal agency that monitors public health says the outbreak of E. coli illness linked to Chipotle restaurants that sickened 60 people appears to be over.
Kylie's Kids: Meet Markus
Markus Bachman is about as busy as you can be when you’re 16 years-old. He's involved in everything he can be a part of from bowling to piano, to his favorite: 4H.
3rd Time's The Charm For MNsure Enrollment Goals?
Did MNsure miss the mark on enrollment for a third straight year? Minnesota's health insurance exchange was due to report its registration tally on Monday. Open enrollment for consumer health plans ended on Sunday.
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