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Widowed Mother Warns Of Blood Clot Risk

It's game night for the Stich family, even though someone is missing. "My kids … they don't get to have their dad," Patti Stitch...

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Minnesota Survey: Smoking Drop Sharpest Among Young Adults

A new survey shows that smoking rates among Minnesota’s 18-24 population have plunged since 2010. The Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey, released Thursday by ClearWay Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Health, shows an overall drop in adult smoking.

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1 Of 2 Charges Dropped For Mom Who Treated Son With Cannabis Oil

The more serious of two charges against a Minnesota mom, charged for treating her son with medical cannabis, has been dropped.

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Abortion Opponents: House Republicans Could Help The Cause

Abortion opponents say a new Republican majority in the Minnesota House could help them out this year. They’re undeterred by a governor who says he doesn’t see himself signing any new abortion restrictions. Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life has three legislative priorities this year.

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Black Lights Show Kids How To Better Fight The Flu

Fewer Minnesotans are getting sick with the flu. On Thursday, the CDC downgraded the flu in Minnesota from widespread to regional. The worse cases of the flu are in the metro and central Minnesota.

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MDH: Flu Threat Downgraded In Minnesota

Fewer Minnesotans are getting sick with the flu. The CDC downgraded the flu in Minnesota from widespread to regional on Thursday. The Minnesota Department of Health says 21 people were hospitalized with the flu this week. There were 80 last week.

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Good Question: Why Has The Teenage Birth Rate Fallen?

In 2013, Hennepin County reported a 15 percent drop in the number of babies born to teenage mothers. Across the state, the decline was 9 percent and nationwide, it was 10 percent.

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Lab Tests Imply Formaldehyde Risk In Some E-Cigarette Vapor

Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest. The research does not prove a health risk — it involved limited testing on just one brand of e-cigarettes and was done in test tubes, not people. It also does not mean e-cigarettes are better or worse than regular ones; tobacco smoke contains dozens of things that can cause cancer.

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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.

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