Health Officials: STDs At All-Time High In MinnesotaNearly 26,000 Minnesotans were diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease in 2015 -- an all-time high -- the Minnesota Department of Health said Monday.
Officials Seek To Raise Awareness On Problem GamblingMarch is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and Minnesota officials are urging people to start conversations about the issue.
MDH: Nine People Recovering From Alfalfa Sprout E. Coli OutbreakAt least nine people in Minnesota and Wisconsin are recovering from an E. coli outbreak. The Minnesota Department of Health thinks alfalfa sprouts produced by "Jack And The Green Sprouts" are to blame.
MDH Reviews Water Testing After Temperature ErrorsMinnesota health officials are reviewing their water quality testing after discovering they evaluated samples at temperatures too hot to detect some chemical contaminants.
Health Officials: Syphilis Rates Spike For Minnesota WomenA jump in syphilis cases among Minnesota women is concerning health officials, the Minnesota Department of Health announced Tuesday.
MDH Warns Of Salmonella Investigation Into Powdered Nutrition ShakesOfficials at the Minnesota Department of Health say they're investigating salmonella cases linked to a brand of powdered nutrition shakes.
MDH: New Strain Of Norovirus Has Entered MinnesotaA new strain of norovirus in Minnesota could mean more norovirus illnesses, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced Tuesday.
Good Question: What Is 'Intractable Pain'?By August 2016, people with intractable pain will be considered for Minnesota's medical marijuana program. But, what is intractable pain? Good Question.
Minnesota To Allow Patients To Treat 'Intractable Pain' With Medical PotThe Minnesota Department of Health announced its plans Wednesday to expand the state's medical marijuana program. MDH had a Jan. 1 deadline to decide if severe, chronic pain should join the list of qualifying conditions.
MDH Retesting Hundreds Of Nursing Assistants Over Cheating ConcernsThe tests were given through Inver Hills Community College Center and a satellite location at Blue Sky Online in West St. Paul. The Department of Health, Inver Hills Community College and MnSCU stopped the tests after finding suspicious patterns in test results.
Binge Drinking Costs Minnesota Billions, Study SaysThe Centers for Disease Control found excessive drinking cost the U.S. $249 billion in 2010. The dollar figure covers everything from disease to crimes where alcohol played a role. Minnesota accounted for $3.8 billion and Wisconsin $4.4 billion.
Community Leaders Aim To Improve 'Walkability' Of MinnesotaThe Surgeon General is asking Americans to improve their health by walking more, and community leaders in Minnesota are already taking action.