Good Question: How Much Should We Wash Fruits & Vegetables? With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many people are already thinking about how to make their elaborate dishes. From green bean casserole to mashed potatoes to apple pie, proper food preparation will be necessary to keep everyone healthy. So how much should we wash fruits and vegetables?
MDH Might Launch PolyMet Health Impact StudyMinnesota's Department of Health is weighing a request to do a public health impact analysis on the proposed copper-nickel PolyMet Mining Corp. project on the Iron Range. Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he intends to meet with the agency commissioner this week to determine next steps, including parameters for a potential study.
WCCO's Health & Fitness Contributor Ali Holman Releases New BookThe book is called "#StrongGirl: 20-Minute Workouts and Quick Meals to Keep You Lean, Trim, and Powerful".
Good Question: What's The Difference Between Sugar & High-Fructose Corn Syrup?This week, sugar makers and corn refiners began another round in their billion dollar court battle. Each maintains the other side has made false claims in the highly competitive sweetener market. So, what is the difference between high-fructose corn syrup and sugar? Good Question.
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.
MNsure Board Names Sole Candidate For CEO JobMinnesota's health insurance exchange is considering a sole finalist to become its fourth leader in three years. MNsure's board of directors on Wednesday named Mark Nyquist the lone candidate to take the chief executive job permanently.
Good Question: How Does E. Coli Get Into Our Food?The confirmed number of people sick with E. coli has now jumped to 37 in Oregon and Washington State. So, how does E. coli get into our food? Good Question.
Cholesterol Medication: Do We Need It? Maybe Not, According To One StudyIt’s estimated around 50 percent of Americans over 40 have considered or decided to take cholesterol-lowering drugs. But a new study involving a local cardiologist suggests their chances of having a heart attack are actually minimal.
Minnesota Allergist Aims To Wipe Out Allergies By Toughening Immune SystemsBaseball games, school lunches and chocolate candy, just a few of the places you can find peanuts. But what is an indulgence for some is a demon for others.
Studies: Some Meats Increase Cancer Risk, Vegetables Curb Heart AttacksA round of studies released on Monday suggest adding more fruits and vegetables to your meal, and cutting out meats. The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation said Monday that an investigation into coronary artery risk found that an increase in consumption of fruits and vegetables at a young age led to lower coronary artery calcium later in life.
New Guidelines Raise Age For Women To Begin Regular MammogramsNew guidelines say women should start getting mammograms at age 45, not 40. The organization also says it's OK to skip routine manual breast checks by doctors.
Local Foundation Works To Improve Health Of Newborn BabiesA Twin Cities mom has taken a medical crisis with her daughter and turned it into a crusade to improve the lives of newborns around the world.