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MN Will Monitor Some Travelers For Ebola Symptoms

Minnesota health officials say they'll be in daily touch with travelers returning to Minnesota from Liberia, Sierra Leone and...

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Minnesota & The Affordable Care Act

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Minn. Officials Walk Through Mock Ebola Scenario

More than 100 representatives from several Minnesota agencies are going through a mock exercise to review the state’s preparedness in the event of a case of Ebola.

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After Heart Scare, School Trains Staff And Students In Lifesaving

More than 700 students, staff, faculty and even parents took part in a CPR/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training workshop at Saint Thomas Academy Wednesday afternoon. The massive workshop comes after a student suffered a cardiac event and collapsed on the football field this August. A student and a member of the coaching staff, who was also a doctor, administered CPR until help arrived.

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Health Watch: Drinking Soda Can Speed Aging Process

There’s a new reason to avoid sugary drinks. It’s already known that too much soda can create a higher risk for diabetes, heart disease and stroke — not to mention what it will do to your teeth. Now, add 4-and-a-half years of extra aging to the list.

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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.

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Federal Judge Won’t Halt Home Care Worker Union

A federal judge has dealt another loss to opponents of a Minnesota unionization drive by refusing to halt the launch of a home-care union while a lawsuit proceeds.

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Fraser Giving People With Disabilities A Chance To Pursue Their Passion

This weekend, WCCO-TV’s Jason DeRusha and Nina Moini will be hosting the Fraser Annual Benefit in downtown Minneapolis. Fraser is one of the largest providers of Autism services in the state, but we learned there are also resources for people with many other types of challenges. One of those resources could help someone you know start a business.

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Good Question: Why So Much Extra Space In Pill Bottles?

Ever get a prescription filled and find the bottle only half full? After that happened to WCCO viewer Angela a few times, she wrote to us wanting to know: Why is there so much extra space in pill bottles? “There are several reasons,” said pharmacist John Hoeschen. He owns St. Paul Corner Drug on the corner of Snelling and St. Clair avenues.

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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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