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With Flu Season On The Way, Minn. Preparing For Ebola, Too

A nurse is now a patient after becoming the first person to catch the Ebola virus in the United States. Here in the Twin Cities, hospitals have precautions in place in case the Ebola virus spreads to Minnesota.

10/12/2014

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Widow Of 1st American Ebola Victim Strives To End Ignorance

The Dallas Ebola case is leading to widespread concern in the 30,000-strong Twin Cities Liberian community — the largest outside of Africa. The widow of the first American citizen to die of Ebola, who lives in Coon Rapids, picked up a donation of cleaning supplies for Liberia at St. Cloud State University Monday.

10/06/2014

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8,500 Walk To End Alzheimer’s In Downtown Mpls.

More than 8,500 Twin Cities residents flocked to downtown Minneapolis to take part in a morning walk to end Alzheimer’s.

09/27/2014

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District: 8 Hospitalized After Infectious Disease Outbreak

A school district in western Wisconsin says that eight people have been hospitalized as officials investigate an outbreak of an infectious disease affecting high school students.

09/24/2014

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HCMC Doctors Take ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

It’s a fundraiser that’s gone viral! The doctors at Hennepin County Medical Center got an icy-cold bath Saturday, and all for a cause close to their hearts. Doctors from the hospital’s ALS Center of Excellence accepted the “Ice Bucket Challenge.”

08/16/2014

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St. Paul Nurse Heading To Africa To Fight Ebola Outbreak

The shortage of doctors, nurses and medical equipment is making the Ebola outbreak in West Africa difficult to contain. Tuesday, the United Nations Secretary General urged the international community to step up and help out.

08/12/2014

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Bloomington Man Shares His Story Of Surviving Ebola

Dr. Tom Cairns of Bloomington had Ebola before it even had a name. Cairns was working as a medical missionary in the 1970s and remembers doing an autopsy where he nicked his glove with his scalpel. Two weeks later, the illness took over his body.

08/05/2014

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Local Vet Says The Time Is Now To Protect Your Pets From Heart Worm And Tics

Even if your dog doesn’t run through the woods, or in fields, they can still get bitten by mosquitos or tics. Dr. Jean Geske is the Medical Director at VCA Bloomington Veterinary Hospital.

08/03/2014

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Tick-Borne Disease Risk Still Remains High In MN

We aren’t the only ones to survive the latest round of brutal winters — turns out, the heavy snow and frigid temperatures actually helped the survival of ticks that can carry disease, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

05/20/2014

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Minn. Bats Are Facing A Deadly Disease, And Here’s Why You Should Care

A small-winged mammal not highly thought of by most people is under attack, as a deadly disease has already killed millions of them across the country.

04/10/2014

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3 Robots Making MN Hospital Squeaky Clean Via UV Rays

Fairview Southdale in Edina is embracing technology and putting a team of robots to work inside patients’ rooms. The robots eliminate hard-to-kill germs and viruses that can linger in a room, even after it’s been cleaned, and tests show they’re effective in reducing the number of infections that people get in hospitals.

09/26/2013

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Tree That Killed Eden Prairie Woman Shows Serious Decay

Photos of the tree that killed an Eden Prairie woman earlier this summer were released on Wednesday. From the outside of the tree, there were no signs of disease. But the Eden Prairie police photos show the wood inside of the 90-year-old Basswood was decaying.

09/04/2013

Sprinkler, Lawn, Grass, Summer

Mpls. Urges Residents To Water Trees

The City of Minneapolis is urging residents to water their trees every week throughout the rest of the summer and fall. City officials say yard and boulevard trees should receive at least an inch of water every week in which it doesn’t rain. The heavy rainfall from spring and early summer, coupled with the extremely dry conditions that followed, has stressed trees – making them vulnerable to disease and insects.

08/23/2013

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Obesity Now Recognized As Disease By AMA

The nation’s largest medical group has just recognized obesity as a disease. The new distinction may lead to policy changes in terms of interventions and treatments.

06/19/2013

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Minn. Officials Warn Of Ducklings Disease Risk

Minnesota health officials are warning that chicks and ducklings can carry salmonella.

04/23/2013

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A Community Helps Ailing Mother Watch Son Wrestle At State

A dream came true for a Minnesota family at the state wrestling tournament, even when the odds weren’t in their favor.

03/01/2013

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Healthy Lifestyle Can Affect Breast Cancer Risk

Athletes wear more pink in the month of October than any other time of the year. That’s because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

10/22/2012

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Deer Tick Season Arrives Early

It looks like the deer tick season has arrived early this year — along with the diseases it causes.

05/30/2012

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Minn. Man Contracts ‘Rat Lungworm’ Disease In Hawaii

People travel to Hawaii to relax and get some sun and surf, but a Minnesota man’s trip to paradise turned into a nightmare after he contracted a paralyzing disease.

01/20/2012

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Wis. State Vet Eases TB Tests For Minn. Cattle

Cattle brought from Minnesota to Wisconsin no longer have to be tested for bovine tuberculosis.

10/14/2011

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Late Blight Surfaces Again In MN, ND Potatoes

Late blight has surfaced again in potato fields in parts of Minnesota and North Dakota.

08/03/2011

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Health Officials Say Tick-Borne Diseases Rising

Minnesota health officials urged residents to protect themselves against ticks after the number of tick-borne diseases rose to record levels in 2010.

05/06/2011

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Deadly Disease Could Kill An Entire Bat Colony

They don’t have a reputation as the cutest and cuddliest animals, but bats really do more help than harm. In fact, a new study found bats save the agriculture industry more than $3 billion a year — money that would otherwise be spent on pesticides.

05/05/2011

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MN Health Officials Worried Over Possible Measles Outbreak

Currently, the Minnesota Department of Health says there are 14 confirmed cases of measles in Minnesota, but health care professionals worry that more cases could come and history could repeat itself.

03/31/2011

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Still No Chronic Wasting In Minn. Deer Tests

The state’s search for additional evidence of chronic wasting disease continues to come up empty.

03/25/2011

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