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U Of M Lab Fights Food Terrorism, Misinformation

Right here in the Twin Cities, researchers are working to keep our food safe from terrorism. They are the food-arm of the...

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Minnesota & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Doctor: Blue Light From Electronics Can Wreak Havoc On Children’s Sleep

Doctors are warning parents about something their kids are increasingly exposed to and it may be playing a key role in disrupting their sleep. The latest research shows that nighttime exposure to blue light – mainly from computers, smartphones, tablets and e-readers — is particularly harmful.

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ALS Minnesota Board Member Reflects On Success Of ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

Dale Freking is a board member with the Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota chapter of the ALS Association. He told WCCO’s Roshini Rajkumar that it’s not always easy for nonprofits to raise money, so the Ice Bucket Challenge paid off huge.

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Hospitals See Surge In Kids With Respiratory Problems

Hospitals in the Twin Cities said they’ve been unusually busy treating children with severe respiratory problems that match the symptoms of an uncommon virus that’s sickened children in at least a dozen Midwest states.

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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.

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Feds Looking Into Allegations Of Misconduct At Mpls. VA

Top VA leaders say there is a federal investigation looking into allegations of misconduct within the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. The director of the Minneapolis VA health care system said the Office of Inspector General is interviewing whistleblowers who say they were pressured into falsifying patient records at the hospital.

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Englishman’s Family Welcomes Minnesota Conviction

The family of an Englishman who committed suicide after getting online advice from an ex-nurse in Minnesota is welcoming his conviction for violating a state law against assisting suicide. Elaine Drybrough says in an email to The Associated Press that she and her husband are grateful to everyone involved in prosecuting William Melchert-Dinkel, of Faribault.

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Ex-Minnesota Nurse Plans To Appeal Conviction In Assisted Suicide Case

A former Minnesota nurse plans to appeal his conviction of assisting the suicide of an English man and attempting to assist in the suicide of a Canadian woman. A Rice County judge ruled Tuesday that 52-year-old William Melchert-Dinkel of Faribault assisted in the suicide of 32-year-old Mark Drybrough of Coventry, England.

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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.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?

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