Report: Ticks, Risk Of Lyme Disease Are Rapidly IncreasingA new report states the risk of Lyme disease is rapidly growing. Minnesota is one of 17 that carry the highest risk for Lyme disease in the U.S., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there are more high-risk areas in Minnesota than before.
Bigger Poison Ivy Leaves Mean Larger RiskAccording to the CDC, roughly 90 percent of people exposed to the poisonous oil on the leaves of the plant will have an allergic reaction. It spreads easily and can last for days.
How To Protect Yourself From New Deer Tick-Borne DiseasesSummer vacation and these summer-like temperatures have a lot of families heading outdoors. As people venture out, the threat of deer ticks and Lyme disease are always there -- but scientists say it's not just Lyme disease that deer ticks are known for anymore.
Jungle Gym For Seniors Provides Rehabilitative Fun With Reduced RisksEpiscopal Homes of Minnesota and Xccent Fitness opened a new motion wellness gym for seniors that has a first-of-its-kind indoor play structure designed to reduce the risk of falls.
Good Question: How Can Humans Catch The Bird Flu?The Centers for Disease Control issued another warning Wednesday to doctors and health officials: be on the lookout for people infected with avian flu. Minnesota health officials right now are monitoring poultry workers and others who might be exposed to infected birds. So far, no one has shown signs of getting sick.
Black Lights Show Kids How To Better Fight The FluFewer 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.
MDH: Flu Threat Downgraded In MinnesotaFewer 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.
Good Questions: Flu Germs, Old Xmas Trees, Tearful LaughterEvery Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores flu germs, used Christmas trees and laughter that makes you cry.
Sleigh Of Toys: Juvenile Arthritis Sufferer Brings Toys To Fellow PatientsA 12-year-old boy in Rosemount is dealing with a painful condition, but it clearly hasn't affected his heart.
Pre-Packaged Caramel Apples Linked To 4 DeathsHealth officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.
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.
MDH: Minnesota To Have Harsher Flu SeasonDecember marks the start of peak flu season. State Health officials warn every-day spots like grocery store are common places to pick up the virus. "Going to mall, going to store, going to church," said Doug Schultz of the Minnesota Health Department.