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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.
Good Question: What Do Healthy Bodies Look Like?
Barbie has stood 11-and-a-half-inches tall -- with a shape that defies reality -- since 1959. But Mattel announced Thursday that the world's most famous doll is getting a makeover.
Audit: Minnesota Overspent On MNsure In 2015 By At Least $115 Million
A new state audit reports Minnesota overspent at least $115 million last year for people on MNsure who got who got the wrong health insurance benefits.
Twin Cities Doctors Receive Grant To Study Promising Therapy For Spinal Cord Injuries
A breakthrough therapy for spinal cord injury patients just got a big boost here in Minnesota. A state grant was just awarded to researchers at the University of Minnesota and Hennepin County Medical Center to study epidural spinal cord stimulation.
CDC: Zika Virus In Minnesota, No Threat Of Spreading
Officials with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) say a traveler returning from Central America brought the Zika virus to Minnesota.
MDH: Health Care Costs 8 Times More For Those With Chronic Disease
A new report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has found that chronic disease sufferers are paying drastically more than those without chronic conditions.
Experts Talk About Local Zika Virus Threat
The World Health Organization says it expects the Zika virus to spread to every country in the Western Hemisphere, except Canada.
Feeling A Bit Down This Winter? Experts Say You're Not Alone
In case you haven't noticed, it's been pretty cloudy this winter. And besides that, when it was sunny, it was bitter cold. That was keeping people inside, which can give people the "winter blues."
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