Minnesota health officials and university researchers say they’ve found 21 new cases of a rare form of lung cancer called mesothelioma among a group of miners who they’ve been following since the late 1990s.
J.P. Parise, a former standout for the Minnesota North Stars and the father of current Wild star Zach Parise, died on Wednesday after a battle with lung cancer. He was 73 years old.
You can’t see, smell or taste radon in your home. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t there, according to Dr. Jon Cole of the Minnesota Poison Control System. “You have no symptoms while it’s happening, and then later on, eventually you … develop lung cancer,” Cole said. Radon is the leading environmental cause of lung cancer deaths in the U.S.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. Doctors say it kills more patients every year than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined.
Pre-cancer Gary Brausen cruised through 9-mile trail races. Pre-cancer Gary Brausen strapped on ice skates at 6:30 a.m. three days a week, competing against former college hockey standouts. Pre-cancer Gary Brausen never touched a cigarette.
New research shows the U.S. is falling behind other countries in just about every measure of health, including how long people live. Two of the main reasons are poor diet and lack of exercise.
University of Minnesota researchers say taconite workers face an increased risk of a rare form of lung cancer, and it’s higher the longer they’re on the job. But they can’t say for certain if dust from the state’s iron mining and processing operations causes it.
The University of Minnesota men’s basketball program is mourning the loss of one of its own on Thursday. Corky Taylor, who played for the Gophers from 1970 to 1973, died Thursday due to complications from lung cancer.
Three years after Minnesota enacted a statewide smoking ban in bars and restaurants, most people are happy with it. More than 70 percent approve of it, in public opinion polls.