Dayton Calls December Special Election To Fill House SeatGov. Mark Dayton is calling a special election to fill an open seat in the House triggered by a veteran Democrat's death after a short battle with cancer.
Measles Case Confirmed On University Of Minnesota CampusThe University of Minnesota says a case of measles has been confirmed in a student on the Twin Cities campus. The university said Wednesday the student recently returned from international travel, and is now isolated off campus while recovering.
Health Watch: New Eye Procedure Could Make Reading Glasses ExtinctWhether you love them or hate them, you may need them to read. "Cheaters," as they are sometimes called, are those reading glasses you can buy at most drug stores without a prescription.
Coffee Drinking Habits Could Be GeneticIf it takes you several cups of coffee to get going in the morning, it could be genetic. A Harvard researcher polled 120,00 people on their coffee drinking habits, then scanned their DNA.
Report: Type 1, 2 Diabetes Leveled Off In AdultsIn health news, the percentage of U.S. adults diagnosed with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes has leveled off in recent years. That's according to researchers from the CDC who looked at data on almost 665,000 people.
Mayo Clinic To Offer At-Home Test For Colon CancerThe Mayo Clinic is the first in the country to offer a new, at-home screening test for colon cancer.
New Immunization Law Takes Effect For Students This FallChanges to Minnesota’s Immunization law take effect this fall and doctors are reminding parents to schedule appointments prior the last-minute rush before the start of the school year. Even in mid-July, prepping for school is top of mind for Minneapolis resident Clevet Tellis and her children.
Health Watch: FDA Approves Device That Helps Spinal Injury Patients Walk A new breakthrough is allowing patients with spinal cord injuries to use a revolutionary device to walk again, at home. The Food and Drug Administration recently cleared the ReWalk from Argo Medical Technologies for personal use. The robot powers hip and knee motion to help paralyzed patients stand and walk.
Healthy Ways To Enhance Your Summer PicnicA picnic is a great excuse to get out and enjoy the summer weather. But sometimes we can get stuck in a rut with what to make and ways to keep it healthy.
'U' Says 300 Possibly Infected From Blood Sugar TestThe University of Minnesota is looking for 300 people who may have been exposed to infectious diseases owing to misuse of blood monitoring equipment at screening events. School officials said the people they're seeking either live or lived in the Skyline high-rise in St. Paul.
Good Question: What Are Blisters?They're a nuisance, they're uncomfortable and they seem to pop up this time of year. Whether you are running, gardening or golfing, chances are good you'll get a blister at some point.
Health Watch: Tips For Preventing, Recognizing Skin CancerSummer unofficially kicks off Memorial Day weekend in Minnesota, and experts say this is also a good time to remind everyone about sun safety. Three and a half million people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year, and many cases can be prevented or detected early.