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Is Taking Vitamin D Supplements Good Enough?

Many Minnesotans are told to take Vitamin D in the winter when we don’t get as much sun. But is that enough?

12/19/2011

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Study: Half Of Overweight Kids Participate In Sports

Taking part in sports may not be enough to keep young people from being overweight, according to a University of Minnesota study.

12/13/2011

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Health Watch: Birth Control Pills Linked To Blood Clots

More evidence is linking newer birth control pills to a higher risk of serious blood clots.In Health Watch, a new study by Isaeli researchers focused on pills like Yaz and Yasmin.

11/07/2011

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Cervical Cancer Guidelines May Mean Fewer Doctor Trips

There are new guidelines out about cervical cancer screening. And, for many women, it will mean fewer trips to the doctor’s office.

10/19/2011

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2 Brain Cancer Patients Meet After Promising Treatment

The University of Minnesota brought together a couple of brain cancer patients with very similar stories, but with one major difference. John Huls is a man and Piper is a Golden Retriever.

09/19/2011

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Huge Magnets Delivered To ‘U Of M’ To Help Aid Research

The University of Minnesota attracted an enormous delivery Wednesday — 39,000 pounds of magnets.

08/24/2011

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Baby Boomers Boost Booming Business Of Botox

America has seen a 77-percent increase in cosmetic procedures over the past decade. And that’s just the beginning.

08/23/2011

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Successful Cancer Trial In Dogs Helping To Save Teen

Two years ago a dog named Batman made a fairly miraculous recovery from a killer cancer. What doctors learned from Batman is now showing real promise at helping save people.

08/18/2011

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Normandale Offers $500 Class For High-Demand Job

Normandale Community College in Bloomington announced a win-win for job seekers Thursday: Course work in a field with jobs that are in demand.

08/18/2011

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Health Officials Encourage Earlier Flu Vaccinations

It’s been shown that lower flu vaccination years tend to have worse disease outbreaks. So, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is pushing the message earlier this year: Get vaccinated.

08/15/2011

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Study: Siblings Of Kids With Autism Have Higher Risk Too

A new autism study found that siblings of children with autism have a much greater risk of developing the disorder than first thought.

08/15/2011

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A New Innovative, Incisionless Surgery For Heartburn

There’s a new type of surgery that can stop heartburn — without an incision.

08/12/2011

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Minn. Health Officials Investigating Anthrax Case

Health officials in Minnesota are investigating an apparent case of inhalation anthrax in an individual who officials believe acquired the infection from the natural environment.

08/09/2011

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Report: FDA’s Medical Device Approval Process Is Flawed

More than 100 medical devices have been recalled after a report showed that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) process of approving them is flawed.

07/29/2011