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‘Right To Try’ Bill Permits Dying Patients To Use Experimental Treatments

The Minnesota House today unanimously passed and sent to Gov. Mark Dayton a bill giving terminally ill patients one last chance.

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Minnesota & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Turkey Appetite Swells At Capitol As State Fights Bird Flu

An appetite for turkey is sweeping lawmakers at Minnesota’s state Capitol. Rural legislators plan a turkey burger cookout on the Capitol lawn Tuesday to support the state’s turkey industry.

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GOP Senators Grill Commissioner Over MNsure, Nonprofit Woes

Senate Republicans are putting pressure on one of Gov. Mark Dayton’s commissioners. Mike Rothman has served as commissioner of the Department of Commerce since 2011.

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Retired Generals Say Kids Today Are Too Fat To Fight

Some former top-ranked military officials in Minnesota say prioritizing gym class and healthier school meals are a matter of national security.

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Health Officials: New HIV Cases Up 2 Percent In 2014

New numbers from the Department of Health show that the percentage of HIV diagnoses in Minnesota ticked up slightly in 2014, with most cases being reported in the Twin Cities metro and among minority communities.

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Minnesota Approves 2 Labs To Test Medical Marijuana

Another step in the process as medical cannabis becomes legal in Minnesota in just a few months. Minnesota’s medical cannabis program is still on track to begin this summer. The Minnesota Department of Health is approving two laboratories to test the products that will be coming from the state’s medical cannabis manufacturers.

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Don’t Like The Crash From Caffeine? Try These Drinks

We all love coffee for that instant stimulation. But with the coffee buzz, comes the crash. Minnesota health coach Annalicia Lynn, founder of founder of yogaandpilatesonline.com, shows us three ways to increase our energy without the caffeine comedown.

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Emojis, Exercise & Eating: Tips For Teaching Kids A Healthy Lifestyle

It turns out a “Happy Meal” for the kids may be a pretty good option. According to new research from The American Academy of Pediatrics, you just have to make sure there’s a smiley face or a little prize involved.

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Twin Cities Metro Lands On Sickest Cities List

The Twin Cities makes lots of national lists, but there’s some we don’t want to fall on. Recently, the metro area landed on a list of the sickest areas in the United States.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.