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WCCO Interview: Widow Of Ebola Victim Creates Nonprofit

Latest figures from the Ebola outbreak in East Africa put the death toll at more than 2,600 people. In Brooklyn Center this week...

Health Reform

Minnesota & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Cottage Grove Man Hopes Giant Kidney Cutout Saves His Life

A Cottage Grove man hopes doing something “unusual” gets him the organ donation he so desperately needs. Jim Gorbunow is 43 and needs a kidney transplant.

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Auditor: MNsure Rate Setting Beyond Review Scope

Legislative Auditor James Nobles says a candidate’s request that he review rate-setting practices for Minnesota’s health insurance exchange is better suited for others.

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CDC: Severe Respiratory Illness Now In 22 States

Health officials say 22 states now have confirmed cases of an unusual respiratory illness in children. An uncommon virus — enterovirus 68 — is causing the illnesses.

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A Pill To Treat Concussions Is On The Way

London Glen’s concussion story is all too familiar. “If something was too loud I would start getting a terrible headache,” Glen said. “Or if I was in some really bright light I would start getting a headache.” The 13-year-old missed nine weeks of school last year after a tough tackle in a seventh-grade football game.

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GOP Zeroing In On MNsure In Governor’s Race

After more problems at Minnesota’s online health care exchange, the Republican candidate for Minnesota governor says if he’s elected, he’ll make drastic changes to MNsure. And Jeff Johnson is pressing Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to do more to stop premium hikes for small businesses. MNsure’s largest and lowest cost provider — PreferredOne — said this week it’s dropping out of the health exchange for financial reasons.

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Census: More Than 175K MN Children Live In Poverty

Numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau reveal how many children in Minnesota are living in poverty. Fourteen percent of kids in the state of Minnesota lived in poverty in the last year. That’s about 176,000 children.

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Study: Kids Of Past, Present Marijuana Users More Likely To Use

A new survey shows children of past or present marijuana users are much more likely to start using themselves. But Dr. Leslie Adair with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation says it’s not too late. She says parents still have a big influence over their kids when it comes to marijuana use.

WebMD Health News
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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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