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Health Panel Says Allowing Marijuana Prescriptions For Pain A Bad IdeaAn advisory panel cautioned Wednesday against expanding Minnesota's medical marijuana program to include patients suffering chronic pain starting next year.
Report Links Air Pollution To 2,000 Twin Cities Deaths In 2008Air pollution may be a factor in the deaths of thousands of Twin Cities residents a year, a new report says.
Child Sickened By Amoeba In Western Minnesota LakeMinnesota health officials say a child has been sickened by a rare brain infection after swimming in a lake in Pope County.
University Of Minnesota Will Be Regional Ebola CenterThe University of Minnesota Medical Center has been named a regional treatment center for patients with Ebola and other highly infectious diseases, the state Department of Health announced Friday.
Behind-The-Scenes At Otsego Medical Cannabis FacilityOn Tuesday, WCCO got an early look inside one of the places where cannabis plants are now legally grown in Minnesota.
MDH: Lack of Paid Sick Leave Leads To Spread Of DiseaseThe 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.
Measles Case Confirmed On University Of Minnesota CampusThe 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.
Black Lights Show Kids How To Better Fight The FluFewer 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.
Health Department: Possible Norovirus Outbreak At Chuck E. CheeseThe Department of Health is investigating a possible Norovirus outbreak at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Woodbury.
Dayton Won't Rule Out Medical Marijuana ChangesIt'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.
Good Question: Are We At The Peak Of Flu Season?State health officials say they can’t remember the last time Minnesota has had such an early widespread flu.
Minnesota Says 48 In Ebola Monitoring ProgramMinnesota health officials say they're currently monitoring 48 recently arrived travelers as part of their new program to watch for signs of Ebola.
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