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Study: Kids More Likely To Gain Weight During The Summer

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that some kids are more likely to gain weight in the summertime.

06/16/2014

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Wealshire Is Helping Those With Dementia ‘Live With Pride & Dignity’

Dementia is a disease we often don’t like to talk about, but it likely affects someone you know. The brain disease that causes memory loss primarily affects people over the age of 60. The most common form is Alzheimer’s.

06/12/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

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MDH: Minnesota Traveler Tests Positive For Lassa Fever

Minnesota Department of Health officials have confirmed that a traveler returning to Minnesota from West Africa tested positive for the Lassa fever. The man, who flew in to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on March 31, went to a doctor soon after arriving, complaining of a fever. Due to his travel history, his blood samples were sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and he tested positive for the viral disease on April 3.

04/04/2014

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CDC: 1 In 68 U.S. Kids Identified With Autism

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 68 U.S. children have been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder. According to the report, entitled “Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder among Children Aged 8 Years,” the number of children identified with ASD is growing, with the estimate about 30-percent higher than in previous studies.

03/27/2014

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CDC: Too Many Patients Get Infections In Hospitals

A visit to the hospital is not always a prescription for getting well. A new government health report says more needs to be done to keep patients from getting infections while in the hospital.

03/26/2014

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How To Stay Healthy While Traveling

Whether it’s a business trip, vacation with family or a solo venture, there’s nothing much worse than feeling under the weather or having an upset stomach from unhealthy foods. Here are 10 tips to stay healthy while traveling.

03/18/2014

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CDC: 75% Of US Kids Consume Caffeine Daily

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that nearly 75 percent of kids have caffeine every day. But it’s not just coming from soda. Kids are also drinking more coffee and energy drinks. Experts say that’s a concern because those beverages can contain much higher amounts of caffeine than soda and iced tea. Dr. Elissa Rubin from Happy and Healthy Pediatrics in New York echoes the sentiment from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

02/10/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Contagious People, Prongs & The Golden Dome Seat

Kathy from Roseville asked: How long is a person with the flu contagious? The Minnesota Department of Health follows the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control when it comes to influenza.

01/17/2014

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‘U’ Study: Autism High In Mpls. Somali Children

For years, parents in the Somali community in Minneapolis have said autism is unusually common in their kids. Now, a University of Minnesota study confirms those claims. The study used data from 2010 to determine if more Somali kids, ages seven to nine, had autism than other kids in the state’s largest city. Idil Abdul has a son with autism. “I knew what they said today in 2008,” Abdul said.

12/16/2013

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With 2/3 Of CDC Furloughed, There’s No One To Study The Flu

The federal government shutdown could actually make you sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta is closed, for the most part. And the experts who work on preventing and managing flu outbreaks are not doing that.

10/10/2013

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Good Question: How Many Fruits & Veggies Should We Be Eating?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released its “eat your fruits and vegetables” reminder. It used to be the experts suggested people eat between 3 to 5 servings of vegetables and 2 to 4 servings of fruits each day. But now the CDC says the number of servings depends on the person.

09/18/2013

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CDC: 200K Deaths From Cardiovascular Disease Could Be Avoided

One out of three deaths in the United States is caused by cardiovascular disease. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 200,000 deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided each year.

09/03/2013

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CDC: Women Overdosing On Painkillers On The Rise

The CDC has issued a warning to doctors about prescribing painkillers to women. Overdoses among women rose 400-percent between 1999 and 2010.

07/02/2013

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CDC Goal: More Immunizations For MN Students

Beginning next year, children may be getting a few extra vaccination shots when at the doctor. The health department wants to change the school immunization rules beginning in September 2014 to reflect the Centers for Disease Control recommendations.

06/27/2013

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