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CDC: Nearly All Contact-Wearers Engaging In Risky Behavior

Do you wear contacts? According to a new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you’re engaging in risky behavior. The survey was conducted with nearly one-third of participating contact lens wearers admitting they went to the doctor for red or painful eyes related to wearing contacts.

08/20/2015

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New Eye Technology Can Help Diagnose Brain Injuries Faster

Brain injuries are the No. 1 cause of death and disability in Americans under age 35, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now, a new technology that looks at your eyes can help doctors diagnose brain injuries better than any other tool.

08/17/2015

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Report: Ticks, Risk Of Lyme Disease Are Rapidly Increasing

A 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.

07/16/2015

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Jungle Gym For Seniors Provides Rehabilitative Fun With Reduced Risks

Episcopal 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.

06/05/2015

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‘The Best Thing I’ve Done’: Woman On Choosing To Be A Single Mom

Everyone can agree: Raising kids is no easy task. Doing it as a single parent is even harder. But recent statistics show the birth rate of unmarried women is on the decline in every age group, except one.

05/13/2015

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Study: High School Smoking Fell As e-Cigarette Use Boomed

Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows. The number of high school students who tried e-cigarettes tripled in one year — to more than 13 percent.

04/17/2015

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Here’s How To Keep Healthy This Flu Season

While there’s national concern about the deadly Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says October marks the start of flu season.

10/21/2014

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U Of M Knocks Down Tweet That Ebola Could Be Airborne

University of Minnesota officials are knocking down a tweet claiming its researchers say Ebola is airborne. University spokeswoman Caroline Marin said that the university never made such a claim.

10/16/2014

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8 Confirmed Infectious Disease Cases For Wis. School District

A western Wisconsin school district investigating an outbreak of an infectious disease says there’ve been eight confirmed cases of Campylobacter infection in its students.

09/25/2014

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CDC: Severe Respiratory Illness Now In 22 States

Health officials say 22 states now have confirmed cases of an unusual respiratory illness in children. An uncommon virus — enterovirus 68 — is causing the illnesses.

09/19/2014

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Chia Powder Linked To Salmonella Illnesses

Those who seek to make food healthier by adding chia powder should avoid several recalled brands that are linked to salmonella illnesses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

06/13/2014

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Running Tough Mudder? Beware Not To Ingest The Water

Thousands of Minnesotans are training to finish the annual Tough Mudder obstacle course this summer. But they may want to practice keeping their mouths shut.

05/06/2014

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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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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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‘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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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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Cause Of Stomach Illness Difficult To Detect

Donna Heller thought she had cancer. But multiple visits to the doctor after a month with debilitating nausea and diarrhea didn’t yield any answers. Convinced she was dying, she met with her lawyer to get her will in order.

08/03/2013

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Report: Minnesota’s Adult Smoking Rate Increases

Minnesota has dropped out of the top 10 of states with the lowest amounts of adult smokers, according to a report released Friday.

01/29/2013

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Mother Warns Of Detergent Pod Poisoning Risk

In the short time they’ve been on the market, sales of laundry-detergent pods have soared. But the Centers for Disease Control says some children may be mistaking these colorful chemicals for candy.

11/19/2012

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CDC: Meningitis Cases Reach 170, 14 People Die

The government says 170 people now have been sickened in the meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid shots, and 14 of them have died. Idaho becomes the 11th state to report at least one illness.

10/11/2012

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Pharmacy Linked To Outbreak Issues Wide Recall

The pharmacy that distributed a steroid linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products. The New England Compounding Center announced the recall on Saturday.

10/08/2012

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Study: Minnesotans Need To Watch Their Blood Pressure

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly one in three Americans, or 67 million people, has high blood pressure. About half of those people do not have the condition under control.

09/06/2012

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