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Health Expert: Get Your Child Vaccinated Before School Starts

New statewide immunizations take effect in September, and parents are urged to act now before school starts. Dr. Gigi Chawla, a health expert, said Minnesota has already had more than 500 cases of whooping cough reported this year and the 2011 measles outbreak in the state started with an unvaccinated child.

08/17/2014

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New Immunization Law Takes Effect For Students This Fall

Changes to Minnesota’s Immunization law take effect this fall and doctors are reminding parents to schedule appointments prior the last-minute rush before the start of the school year. Even in mid-July, prepping for school is top of mind for Minneapolis resident Clevet Tellis and her children.

07/19/2014

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‘U’ Study: Improvements With Later H.S. School Start Times

High schools that start later in the morning may be doing their students a world of good, according to a new study released by the University of Minnesota. The three-year project, commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control, studied five Minnesota high schools.

03/12/2014

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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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With Rise In Flu Cases, Doctors Pushing Vaccine

With flu cases in Minnesota up 25 percent in just one week, physicians are pushing the vaccine. Last week, there were 144 flu-related hospitalizations across the state compared to 118 the week before. The increase in the number of cases had people rushing to get their flu shot on Saturday.

01/11/2014

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CDC: 38 Million Americans Drink Too Much Alcohol

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control shows tens of millions of Americans are drinking too much alcohol. And, the report finds that healthcare providers are not doing enough to tell people about the risks.

01/07/2014

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3 Robots Making MN Hospital Squeaky Clean Via UV Rays

Fairview Southdale in Edina is embracing technology and putting a team of robots to work inside patients’ rooms. The robots eliminate hard-to-kill germs and viruses that can linger in a room, even after it’s been cleaned, and tests show they’re effective in reducing the number of infections that people get in hospitals.

09/26/2013

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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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Good Question: When Is The Best Time To Get The Flu Shot?

All across the state, workplaces, doctors’ offices and drug stores have been offering the flu shot. For years, the Centers for Disease Control and Minnesota Department of Health have recommended people get vaccinated as soon as the vaccine is available, which is generally the middle to end of September.

09/17/2013

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Is September The Time For Flu Shots?

It seems a far cry from those dreary winter days when the flu bug is biting, but under September’s sunshine, the influenza season is on the minds of many as they walk down Nicollet Mall.

09/16/2013

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Minnesota Sees Obesity Drop In Low-Income Children

According to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control, Minnesota is one of 18 states that is seeing a sharp drop in obesity among low-income children. Health officials said the state’s obesity rate dropped from 13.4 percent to 12.6 percent over the last few years.

08/07/2013

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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: 3 Of 5 Pools Tested Positive For Fecal Contamination

The Centers for Disease Control estimate that nearly 3 of 5 public swimming pools are contaminated with fecal matter. The figures from their tests of polls conducted during last summer’s swim season showed about 58 percent of the samples tested positive for E. coli.

05/16/2013

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Officials Say Lack Of Sleep Is Dangerous To Your Health

Sleep is a hot topic these days and we’re finding out how much Americans are not getting. Honestly, how much sleep do you get a night? Missing out on those precious hours can take a toll on your productivity and your health.

05/09/2013

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Health Officials Proposed Immunization Changes

The Minnesota Department of Health is proposing some changes to the school immunization rules.

04/30/2013

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