4 Things To Know: Giffords' Visit, Flu Vaccine, Spam Snacks & MoreFrom former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords visiting Minnesota to Hormel's "Spam Snacks," here are the top four stories from Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016.
State Health Officials Say Flu Cases Down SignificantlyAccording to the Department of Health, last flu season more than 4,000 Minnesotans had to be hospitalized. So far this flu season, there have only been 92.
Minnesota Prepares For Flu SeasonThe flu is the virus that haunts us all winter long. But Kris Ehresmann of the Minnesota Department of Health is calling this season lackluster, so far. "I know a lot of people are thinking, 'It was so much busier the last couple of years, what's happening?'" Ehresmann said.
Officials Say Flu Season Off To A Slow Start In The DakotasThe flu season is off to a slow start in the Dakotas, but officials say that doesn't mean people shouldn't take precautions against the illness.
Flu Cases Already Popping Up In MinnesotaWash those hands and cover your coughs -- the flu season is here. The Minnesota Department of Health announced Thursday that two people got so sick last week they had to stay in the hospital.
Health Department Says This Year's Flu Season Should Be MilderState health officials are hoping for a milder flu season. They say this season's vaccine will be more effective compared to last year. Shipments of the vaccine are already available at some health clinics.
Sixth Child Dies Of Flu In Minnesota This SeasonHealth officials say a sixth child has died of the flu this season in Minnesota. The latest report from the Minnesota Department of Health says 13 people were hospitalized in the last week of February, down 29 from the week before.
Early Start To Flu Season Results In 3rd DeathA third Minnesotan under the age of 18 has died of the flu. The Minnesota Department of Health officials confirmed the death Wednesday. It's the third pediatric death since flu season began.
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.
MDH: Minnesota To Have Harsher Flu SeasonDecember marks the start of peak flu season. State Health officials warn every-day spots like grocery store are common places to pick up the virus. "Going to mall, going to store, going to church," said Doug Schultz of the Minnesota Health Department.
Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors PredictAlthough concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
Here's How To Keep Healthy This Flu SeasonWhile there's national concern about the deadly Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says October marks the start of flu season.

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