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Tamiflu May Be Hard To Find, But Don’t Give Up

The number of Minnesota schools suffering from flu outbreaks shot up dramatically this week. Last week, only 19 schools reported...

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Chain Restaurants To Post Calorie Counts On Drink Menu

In recent years, calorie counts have become more present than ever before at restaurants. Now, alcoholic beverages are joining the list.

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Boy Seeks To Bring Sleigh Of Toys To Children’s Hospital

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.

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Good Question: How Many Of Us Get Flu Shots?

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.

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Mendota Heights School Closes Due To Flu Outbreak

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.”

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MNsure Still Struggles Sending Consumer Data To Health Plans

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.

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New Plans Outpace Renewals For MNsure Signups

Nearly 14,000 Minnesotans have signed up for coverage through the state’s health insurance exchange for the first time. Combined with about 10,000 renewed plans, MNsure has enrolled roughly 24,000 private health plans.

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Starkey Foundation Warns Of Headphone Risk

One way to make a teenager happy this holiday season> Buy them something to turn up the music and tune out the world. MP3 players, iPods and high-quality headphones are on the wish lists of many teens again this season. But the price may go well beyond what’s on the sales receipt.

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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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