Too Few Teens Get HPV Vaccine, Health Department SaysToo few teens are getting the HPV vaccine, leaving them at risk for several types of cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Good Question: Who Still Has A Landline Phone?Voicemails and landlines are going the way of dial-up.
How To Protect Yourself From New Deer Tick-Borne DiseasesSummer vacation and these summer-like temperatures have a lot of families heading outdoors. As people venture out, the threat of deer ticks and Lyme disease are always there -- but scientists say it's not just Lyme disease that deer ticks are known for anymore.
Good Question: How Can Humans Catch The Bird Flu?The Centers for Disease Control issued another warning Wednesday to doctors and health officials: be on the lookout for people infected with avian flu. Minnesota health officials right now are monitoring poultry workers and others who might be exposed to infected birds. So far, no one has shown signs of getting sick.
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.
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.
Minnesotan Starts Viral Conversation On VirginityIt 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.
Report: Type 1, 2 Diabetes Leveled Off In AdultsIn 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.
Health Expert: Get Your Child Vaccinated Before School StartsNew 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.
New Immunization Law Takes Effect For Students This FallChanges 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.
'U' Study: Improvements With Later H.S. School Start TimesHigh 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.
Good Question ‘Reply All’: Contagious People, Prongs & The Golden Dome SeatKathy 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.