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Fearing Deportation, Even Legal Immigrants Avoiding Health CareThe number of legal immigrants from Latin American nations who access public health services and enroll in federally subsidized insurance plans has dipped substantially since President Donald Trump took office, many of them fearing their information could be used to identify and deport relatives living in the U.S. illegally, according to health advocates across the country.
Flu Remains Widespread In Minnesota, Across The NationNew numbers Thursday from the Minnesota Department of Health show the flu is still widespread, and that there was a big jump in the number of outbreaks in schools and long-term care facilities.
How Long Are Cold, Flu Symptoms Contagious?State health officials say Minnesota is in peak influenza season. It's also been a busy time of year in doctor's offices for the common cold.
MNsure Reaches New Enrollment Record With 116K SignupsAs one of just a dozen states still operating its own exchange, Minnesota was able to extend its open enrollment weeks longer.
MN Poison Control Says 'Tide Pod Challenge' Is No JokeWhile many teens view the craze as a lighthearted joke, the MPCS said that the trend is encouraging behavior that's "extremely dangerous."
UnitedHealth 4Q Earnings More Than DoubledUnitedHealth Group Inc.'s fourth-quarter earnings climbed to $3.62 billion, as total revenue climbed over 9 percent to $52.06 billion.
Kylie's Kids: Update From ArlynWhile Arlyn was waiting for a transplant at Masonic Children's Hospital, his mom was also there, delivering his baby sister.
Sunday Deadline Is Midnight To Sign Up For MNsureMidnight Sunday is the last chance to enroll for 2018 MNSure coverage. That coverage would kick in on Feb. 1.
How You Can Protect Yourself, And Others, From The FluState health officials say the high number of hospitalizations so far this season is alarming, and the concern is that flu cases can last until May.
What Do You Need In Your Annual Physical Exam?President Donald Trump will undergo a physical on Friday -- his first annual exam since taking office.
Favre Speaks Out About His Concussion In New DocumentaryIt has been seven years since Brett Favre's career-ending concussion -- and he is still feeling the effects.
Personal Care Attendant Shortage Looms In MinnesotaMinnesota is losing home health care workers and nurses at an alarming rate -- at a time when state officials say we are going to need them more than ever.

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