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Minnesota Says 48 In Ebola Monitoring Program

Minnesota health officials say they’re currently monitoring 48 recently arrived travelers as part of their new program to watch for signs of Ebola.

11/05/2014

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Klobuchar Trying To Protect Young Minds From False Advertising

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.

08/07/2014

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Health Dept. Trying To Deter Teens From Tanning With Video Challenge

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.

01/14/2014

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Settlement In Case Over Newborn Blood Samples

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.

01/13/2014

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Health Concerns Closing Fair Petting Zoos

When you head to the fair, there are some guaranteed things you’ll enjoy — the food, carnival games and the livestock.

07/30/2013

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What Should You Do If Bitten By A Rabid Animal?

Dr. Joni Scheftel of the Minnesota Department of Health said that in Minnesota last year, 72 animals tested positive for rabies.

07/25/2013

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3 More Flu Deaths Reported In Minnesota

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.

05/09/2013

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Minnesota Confirms 4 More Flu Deaths

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.

04/25/2013

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Minn. Officials Investigate Salmonella Outbreak

Minnesota officials are investigating after 13 people became sick with salmonella linked to eating unpasteurized cheese.

04/24/2013

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HIV Cases Rise In Minnesota In 2012

Minnesota health officials say the number of HIV cases reported to the state increased 8 percent in 2012 compared to the previous year.

04/23/2013

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Minn. House Backs Abortion Clinic Licensing, Fee

The Minnesota House has voted to require clinics that perform abortions to pay new yearly license fees and undergo special inspections.

04/22/2013

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Some Lawmakers Want Minn. Agency For Youngsters

With added focus on the early childhood development, some Minnesota lawmakers think issues involved with that stage of life deserve its own state agency.

03/04/2013

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Officials Find Way To Preserve MinnesotaCare

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.

02/06/2013

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Officials ‘Stumped’ Over Paynesville Students Falling Ill

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.”

12/18/2012

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Fair Organizers: We Take Flu Precautions & So Should Fairgoers

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.

08/20/2012

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