Find out how health reform affects you.
Minnesota health officials are reporting a surge in flu outbreaks at schools and long-term care facilities. Through the end of...
CBS Local Health News
The Minnesota Department of Health has a warning about caramel apples linked to a listeria outbreak. Four people in Minnesota got sick in late October and November — and two of them died. Health officials say the commercially-produced apples were purchased from Cub Foods, Kwik Trip and Mike’s Discount Foods.
The number of Minnesota schools suffering from flu outbreaks shot up dramatically this week. Last week, only 19 schools reported new outbreaks. This week, that number spiked to 203. The Minnesota Department of Health also said Thursday that two children have now died from the flu in Minnesota. And more than 300 people have gotten so sick they had to stay in the hospital.
In recent years, calorie counts have become more present than ever before at restaurants. Now, alcoholic beverages are joining the list.
As part of his treatment plan, 12-year-old Jarrett Michie, who suffers from juvenile arthritis, gets an infusion once a month at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.
This year’s flu vaccine isn’t a good match for this year’s most common strains of influenza. According to the Centers for Disease Control, only 48 percent of flu virus samples taken through last month were closely related to this year’s North American vaccine.
A Mendota Heights school will close two days before its winter break due to an outbreak of the flu. Convent of the Visitation School said its Lower School has closed for Thursday and Friday due to an outbreak of “influenza-like illnesses.”
Minnesota’s health insurance exchange has celebrated shorter call wait times and a largely problem-free website this year, but state officials are still struggling to transfer the enrollment data that insurance companies need to enroll thousands of residents in coverage.