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Good Question: Why Do The Vaccinated Get Sick?

On Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed that the U of M student sickened with measles had been vaccinated. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control had reported six of the original 52 people who contracted the virus at Disneyland had gotten the shot as well.

So how can you get sick if you’ve had the vaccine? Good Question.
The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed Thursday that the University of Minnesota student sickened with measles had been vaccinated.

01/29/2015

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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.

12/17/2014

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Minnesotan Starts Viral Conversation On Virginity

It had been on her mind for a few years, so Ellen Burkhardt decided to write about why she’s choosing to wait to have sex until marriage. “I firmly believe that in order to have sex with someone you should love them, and personally, I’ve never been in love,” Burkhardt said. Her article on the subject in Salon magazine went viral and started a conversation.

10/08/2014

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Report: Type 1, 2 Diabetes Leveled Off In Adults

In health news, the percentage of U.S. adults diagnosed with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes has leveled off in recent years. That’s according to researchers from the CDC who looked at data on almost 665,000 people.

09/27/2014

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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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U Study Shows What Exercises Help Arthritis Sufferers Most

Osteoarthritis affects about 27 million Americans, mostly in their knees. Now a new study by University of Minnesota researchers shows certain types of exercise can have big benefits for osteoarthritis sufferers.

01/26/2013

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Good Question: How Sick Is Sick Enough To See A Doctor?

The flu in Minnesota is so bad, some hospitals are restricting visitors. Clinics are overwhelmed with patients, and nurse’s hotlines have long waiting times.

01/09/2013

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: Communion Contagions & The ABCs

From the flu in church to snorers who don’t wake up, we’re replying all to your Good Questions.

11/30/2012

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FDA: Fungus In Tainted Steroids And Patients Match

The fungus found in tainted steroid shots matches the one blamed in the national meningitis outbreak that has killed 20 people, federal health officials said Thursday.

10/18/2012

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As Swine Flu Spreads, Fairs Take Precautions

Government health leaders have a message for people planning to visit a county or state fair: be careful if you pet the pigs. The Centers for Disease Control says it’s seeing a big jump in swine flu cases. Most are in children who’ve recently been to a fair.

08/10/2012

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CDC: Whooping Cough Rising At Alarming Rate In US

The U.S. appears headed for its worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades, with the number of cases rising at an epidemic rate that experts say may reflect a problem with the effectiveness of the vaccine.

07/19/2012

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