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Good Question: What Foods Contain GMOs?

Chipotle announced today says the food it prepares will be free of genetically modified organisms or GMOs. It's the first major...

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Minnesota & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Metro Drug Study Shows Meth & Heroin ‘Epidemic’

There’s disappointing news concerning the Twin Cities efforts to reduce illegal drug use, especially the battle against methamphetamine. A report released by Drug Abuse Dialogues shows that meth use is as high as it’s ever been in the Twin Cities metro.

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FDA Moves To Halt Medtronic’s Production Of Drug Pump

The Food and Drug Administration has filed a court order against medical device giant Medtronic over repeated problems with its implantable drug pumps that went uncorrected for years.

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An Explanation Of Wild Birds’ Role In Avian Flu Outbreak

Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States, with the virus confirmed in the animals in 10 states. Here are some questions and answers about how wild birds remain healthy even when carrying the virus and spread it to backyard and commercial flocks of chickens and turkeys.

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Sen. Klobuchar Seeks Broader Compensation For Poultry Farmers

U.S. Senator Klobuchar met with poultry producers Monday morning in Litchfield. She says some producers have lost everything all in one week. Klobuchar said it was very emotional with several of them breaking down.

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Report: Meth Surge ‘Is Here Right Now'; Heroin Maintains Grip On Twin Cities

Methamphetamine use has returned to epidemic levels in the Twin Cities not seen since 2005, according to a new research report. Meanwhile, more people than ever have been treated for heroin addiction.

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Study: Time In Front Of The TV Correlated To Childhood Obesity

When it comes to kids, how much TV is too much TV? A new study from the National Center for Education Statistics that found five and six-year olds who watch just an hour of TV a day are significantly more likely to be overweight or obese compared to kids who watch less.

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GOP’s Attempt To End MNsure Fails In Senate

An attempt to dismantle the Minnesota health insurance exchange failed to get enough votes at the State Capitol Friday. The Democratic-led Minnesota Senate defeated the attempt by Republicans to get rid of MNsure via a budget bill.

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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.