MDH: Minnesota's Obesity Rates Plummet In 2015; Remains Lowest In MidwestThe Minnesota Department of Health says the state has seen a significant drop in its obesity rate and continues to have the lowest rate in the Midwest.
Officials: New Lyme Disease-Causing Bacteria Species Discovered At Mayo ClinicA new species of Lyme disease-causing bacteria has been discovered by Mayo Clinic scientists.
CDC: Nearly All Contact-Wearers Engaging In Risky BehaviorDo 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.
New Eye Technology Can Help Diagnose Brain Injuries FasterBrain 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.
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.
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.
'The Best Thing I’ve Done': Woman On Choosing To Be A Single MomEveryone 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.
Study: High School Smoking Fell As e-Cigarette Use BoomedTeen 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.
Here's How To Keep Healthy This Flu SeasonWhile there's national concern about the deadly Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says October marks the start of flu season.
U Of M Knocks Down Tweet That Ebola Could Be AirborneUniversity 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.
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.
CDC: Severe Respiratory Illness Now In 22 StatesHealth officials say 22 states now have confirmed cases of an unusual respiratory illness in children. An uncommon virus -- enterovirus 68 -- is causing the illnesses.