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Baby Boomers Boost Booming Business Of Botox

America has seen a 77-percent increase in cosmetic procedures over the past decade. And that’s just the beginning.


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Kidney Donor Receives Life-Saving Transplant

A Rochester woman who saved a life by donating her kidney is also getting a second chance at life.


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Hennepin Co. Sheriff Urges Water Safety Measures

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is urging people to put safety measures in place, when boating or swimming.


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Health Officials Encourage Earlier Flu Vaccinations

It’s been shown that lower flu vaccination years tend to have worse disease outbreaks. So, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is pushing the message earlier this year: Get vaccinated.


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A New Innovative, Incisionless Surgery For Heartburn

There’s a new type of surgery that can stop heartburn — without an incision.


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‘U Of M’ Helps Kid With Rare Condition Avoid Diabetes

In the United States, there are more than 25 million diabetics. So, the chance to keep more people from having to depend on insulin for the rest of their lives is worth trying — especially for children.


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Penny More Per Pack: Where Does The Money Go?

Smokers may or may not notice it but they are now paying more for their cigarettes. A penny a pack, in fact. It’s part of an annual adjustment for inflation.


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Rare Small Intestine Transplant Performed At U Of M

A little South Dakota boy named Drake Dosch is the lucky recipient of a medical achievement that has only happened 19 times in Minnesota history — the transplant of the small bowel, a critical part of our intestines.


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Overlooked Disease Affects 1 In 3,000 Children

While watching 3-year-old Jacqueline Pastel at a Plymouth daycare, one would never know she has a condition that is more common in children than cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and Huntington’s disease combined.


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Take Menu Calorie Counts With A Grain of Salt

The fact is 35 percent of America’s daily calories come from restaurants. But are the facts about those calories being reported accurately by restaurants?


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Strawberry Season Comes To A Halt

If you were hoping to get out and pick some Minnesota strawberries this year. you may be out of luck. This year’s season was very short-lived.


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Blind Yellow Lab Has Her Own Guide Dog

Some things in life are predictable. Find Duke and you’ll find Daisy. It is quickly apparent the two yellow Labrador retrievers get along better together. Without Duke, you see, Daisy bumps into things — a lot.


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Good Question: Why Are The Last 10 Pounds So Hard To Lose?

For those who try and lose unneeded weight, the first few pounds do come off the easiest. Then we hit the dreaded plateau. In fact, there may be several plateaus. So, why is it so hard to lose the last 10 pounds?


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Good Question: How Will A Shutdown Affect Lotteries?

There have been reports on the many things you may have to give up if Minnesota’s state government is forced to shut down for lack of a budget. So, is striking it rich through the lottery another one?


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Good Question: Why Do Kids Have Trouble Sleeping?

Kids, TV and poor sleep: Is there a connection? Yes, there is, according to a government-sponsored study published online in the journal Pediatrics.


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Dayton, GOP Remain Mired In Budget Dispute

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican lawmakers insisted Wednesday they don’t want the state government to shut down in eight days because of a stalemate over a new budget, but neither side appeared willing to meet the other’s demands to prevent it.


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Writer: Authorities Should Ban Backyard Fire Pits

Backyard fire pits have become popular in the city and the suburbs, but they are not OK with everyone.


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Good Question: Can Snoring Be Stopped?

Two-thirds of adults say their partners snore. It can be a pain in the neck for the partner as well as the snorer. So, is this a life sentence for both of or is there hope for silencing snoring?


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Heat Taking Toll On Metro Highways

Extreme discomfort is not the only reason Twin Cities road repair crews have to hate the heat this week. On Monday alone, more than 30 heat-related pavement “blow-ups” were reported in the greater metropolitan area.


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Blood Tests Could Predict How Fast A Person Ages

How comfortable would you be with knowing how long you had to live? There’s a simple blood test that will soon be available that may be able to tell how fast a person is aging.


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World Health Organization: Cell Phones May Cause Cancer

A respected international panel of scientists says cellphones are possible cancer-causing agents, putting them in the same category as the pesticide DDT, gasoline engine exhaust and coffee.


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Ditch The Specs: New Eye Implant Could Fix Your Vision

At GG’s salon in St. Paul, you can always find a pair of cheaters handy. Shop owner Gale Grijalva has close to three-dozen pairs of reading glasses scattered around because she could not do her job without them.


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Twin Cities Twister Drops Debris 20 Miles Away

If life was like the movies, nothing would surprise us about the crazy tricks of tornadoes. When the storms struck Sunday, 10-year-old Taylor Aho of East Bethel knew he was not just seeing things, but he was certainly surprised.


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Mpls Tornado Victims Help Each Other Through Disaster

The tornado that struck the north side of Minneapolis picked an area already struggling to overcome man-made disasters, such as crime and poverty and neglect.


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Vampire Facelift Is All About The Blood

Americans had 8.6 million plastic surgery procedures last year, and most did not involve surgery. That is a growing trend as new techniques become available.