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Apple Worked With Mayo Clinic On iOS 8 Health App

Apple’s Mac operating system is getting a new design and better ways to exchange files, while new features in the software for iPhones and iPads include one for keeping tabs on your health.

06/02/2014

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Gov. Dayton Signs Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law

Minnesota joined the ranks of 21 other states Thursday where marijuana is a legal medicine with a law that is one of the nation’s most restrictive.

05/29/2014

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Talking Points: Will Gov. Dayton’s Health Be An Issue For Re-Election?

By this time next week, we will know who the Minnesota Republican party will nominate to run against Sen. Al Franken and Gov. Mark Dayton.

05/25/2014

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Ingredients To Watch Out For In Your Cosmetics

Americans, in general, spend almost $40 billion a year trying to look good. The cosmetic market represents about 15 percent of the beauty industry and includes anything from lipstick to nail polish. But what’s in this stuff and how is it made?

05/22/2014

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Scientific Ways To Keep Your Skin Looking Fresh

Scientists have already proven that staying out of the sun and tanning beds gives you a reduced risk of getting skin cancer. It also makes premature aging less likely. The tricky part is that most people don’t care until their skin ages, and then they sometimes opt for more drastic approaches for looking younger.

05/20/2014

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May Is Melanoma Awareness Month

After the long winter, it’s not a surprise everyone is gearing up to enjoy some fun outdoors this summer. Before heading out to catch some rays, think about protecting your skin.

05/19/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: Save Money With Lists

Most weeks, the WCCO Morning Show starts off the work week with some tips for keeping your body fit. But what about maintaining your financial health? For this week’s Get Movin’ Monday segment, Natalie Nyhus talked with money-saving expert Carrie Rocha to see how she is saving money by writing lists.

05/19/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

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Coach Kill Donates $100K To Help Teach Kids About Epilepsy

University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill announced on Thursday — national Rise Above Seizures Day — he will be making a $100,000 donation to help children dealing with epilepsy.

05/15/2014

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Minnesota Pot Debate Centers On Plant Access

Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s still hopeful lawmakers can fashion a medical marijuana compromise that gets help to ailing people but doesn’t allow for access he fears would be too wide. Dayton said Monday that he has top aides working with legislators on a bill that can become law.

05/12/2014

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Angela Davis Is Living Healthier, Losing Weight With ‘Just The Basics’

It wasn’t too long ago that WCCO anchor/reporter Angela Davis had chronic joint pain and needed medication to control her blood pressure.

05/12/2014

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Does ‘Oil Pulling’ Really Give You Whiter Teeth, Better Skin?

Coconut is the hot commodity at the Eastside Co-Op in northeast Minneapolis. People cook with it, melt it over popcorn, and use it as a moisturizer, but the most unusual thing they do with it, is swish it. Fifteen minutes a day, five days a week.

05/06/2014

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House Leaders Offer Marijuana Compromise

Democratic House leaders say they have a new compromise proposal on medical marijuana that is unopposed by law enforcement. Their proposal would create a limited clinical trial for children and adults suffering from severe illnesses.

05/01/2014

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Do You Need A Vitamin B12 Shot?

Vitamin B12 shots have become something of a celebrity fad, with proponents claiming the supplement boosts energy levels, reduces stress and help with weight loss. Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Lindsay Lohan and Katy Perry all reportedly get them.

04/30/2014

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Minn. Senate Panel Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

With just three weeks left in this year’s session, the Senate Health and Human Services Committee passed a new version of the bill that includes a state study on how medical marijuana availability would impact Minnesota.

04/25/2014

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MNsure Callers Experience Longer Waits For Help

Callers to Minnesota’s health insurance exchange are experiencing longer waits this week as the deadline for open enrollment approaches. As expected, MNsure is experiencing an upsurge in calls as residents try to sign up for coverage before the 11:59 p.m. Monday deadline.

03/27/2014

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Dayton: Keep Seeking Compromise On Marijuana

One day after Gov. Mark Dayton appeared to discount any legislation on medical marijuana this year, he is urging advocates and legislators to keep talking in search of compromise. Dayton says he has the “deepest sympathy” for children and adults with serious diseases who find relief in marijuana.

03/26/2014

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MNsure Enrollment Tops 136,000, Exceeding Goal

Minnesota’s new health care exchange celebrated a milestone Tuesday as officials announced they have exceeded their goal by enrolling over 136,700 Minnesotans in insurance plans with less than a week to go in the inaugural open enrollment period.

03/25/2014

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Dayton Says His Pot-Study Plan Lacks A Buy-In

Gov. Mark Dayton says prospects for a study on one type of medicinal marijuana stand between “slim and none” because advocates for broader legalization don’t appear interested. Dayton said that his proposal to spend more than $2 million to research a non-combustible form of marijuana lacks support.

03/25/2014

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Twin Cities Rank High For Well-Being

Twin Cities residents have innumerable reasons to feel good about where they live, but it’s nice to lay them out in numbers anyway. According to a list of rankings from Gallup and Healthways, the metro area ranks just outside of the top 10 among the country’s top cities for overall well-being.

03/25/2014

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Health Watch: A Promising At-Home Colon Cancer Test

A new at-home test to check for colon cancer is showing promising results. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic say the results are impressive.

03/19/2014

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Dayton Downgrades Chance Of Medical Pot Passing

Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday downgraded the chances of medical marijuana becoming legal in Minnesota this year before he met privately with those who want the drug to be a treatment option for people with debilitating diseases.

03/13/2014

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7 Simple Tricks To Beat Jet Lag

No matter how seasoned you are as a traveler, you will get jet lag. Though jet lag can’t be avoided, it can be minimized on your next vacation with these seven tips.

03/07/2014

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Most Doctors At Forum Oppose Medical Marijuana

Most of the doctors polled at a Minnesota Medical Association forum oppose the legislation that legalizes medical marijuana. The bill passes a Minnesota House committee Wednesday, but still has a long road ahead in the Legislature.

03/06/2014

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Study: Treadmill Desks Improve Productivity, Creativity At Work

Many of us have jobs that keep us sitting at desks for most of the day. But what if you could work at your desk and be active at the same time? The University of Minnesota just released the findings of a study that looked at the benefits of treadmill desks. Employees at Salo in Minneapolis have been using them for years.

03/03/2014

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