Department Of Health
The lack of paid sick leave in Minnesota workplaces has contributed to contagious disease outbreaks and added to employers’ health care expenses, according to a report issued earlier this month from the state’s Department of Health.
The University of Minnesota says a case of measles has been confirmed in a student on the Twin Cities campus. The university said Wednesday the student recently returned from international travel, and is now isolated off campus while recovering.
Fewer Minnesotans are getting sick with the flu. On Thursday, the CDC downgraded the flu in Minnesota from widespread to regional. The worse cases of the flu are in the metro and central Minnesota.
The Department of Health is investigating a possible Norovirus outbreak at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Woodbury.
It’ll be six months before Minnesota’s medical marijuana program goes live, but Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s willing to consider pleas to expand the list of qualifying health conditions.
State health officials say they can’t remember the last time Minnesota has had such an early widespread flu.
Minnesota health officials say they’re currently monitoring 48 recently arrived travelers as part of their new program to watch for signs of Ebola.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is pushing legislation to protect young athletes from concussions. The legislation would crack down on false advertising and misleading claims that certain protective gear can prevent concussions.
A new survey reveals how many Minnesota teenagers are increasing their risk of getting skin cancer. A new study from the Department of Health found 34 percent of white girls in the 11th grade admitted to using tanning beds over the last year. More than half of them tanned indoors 10 or more times.
The Minnesota Department of Health has reached a settlement in a case over its practice of storing and using newborn blood samples without parental consent.
When you head to the fair, there are some guaranteed things you’ll enjoy — the food, carnival games and the livestock.
Dr. Joni Scheftel of the Minnesota Department of Health said that in Minnesota last year, 72 animals tested positive for rabies.
The Minnesota Health Department reported three more flu deaths in the last week, bringing the season’s total number of fatalities closer to 200. The latest figures show 197 deaths in Minnesota due to influenza.
Minnesota is inching closer to 200 flu deaths this season. The state Department of Health says four more influenza-related deaths were confirmed last week.
Minnesota officials are investigating after 13 people became sick with salmonella linked to eating unpasteurized cheese.
Minnesota health officials say the number of HIV cases reported to the state increased 8 percent in 2012 compared to the previous year.
The Minnesota House has voted to require clinics that perform abortions to pay new yearly license fees and undergo special inspections.
With added focus on the early childhood development, some Minnesota lawmakers think issues involved with that stage of life deserve its own state agency.
State and federal officials have come up with a way to preserve Minnesota’s subsidized health care plan for the working poor when the federal health overhaul takes effect, Minnesota’s human services commissioner said Wednesday.
School officials in Paynesville said Tuesday morning they will be releasing students at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Paynesville Area Secondary School due to “air quality concerns.”
The Department of Health says there are one confirmed case of the new strain of swine flu in a preschool-aged child, and one possible case in an older sibling.
Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill to require clinics that perform abortions to pay license fees and undergo special inspections. Dayton vetoed the bill Thursday.
Minnesota health officials are releasing more information about a man who was sickened by inhaling anthrax — apparently acquired from the natural environment.
The Great Minnesota Get-Together will run from Aug. 25 until Sept. 5, and if the state shutdown continues, it could affect certain aspects and crowd favorites at the Minnesota State Fair.
The Minnesota Department of Health reports a 12th confirmed case of measles in Minnesota.