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PODCAST PAGE: Mayo Clinic 150th Anniversary! 10-10-14 Dave Lee

A special broadcast from Rochester, Minnesota for the Mayo Clinic’s 150th Anniversary! Click the link above to listen to highlights from the show.

10/10/2014

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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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Shakira and Blake Shelton to Perform Together at the ACM Awards

The two artists will perform their duet “Medicine” live during the 49th annual ACM Awards this Sunday.

03/31/2014

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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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New Allergy Tablets May Be Pain-Free Alternative To Shots

Forty percent of us suffer from some kind of seasonal allergies. But the best relief – allergy shots injected monthly or even weekly – can be painful. But Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration will consider approving an allergy tablet that gives the same kind of help, but without the pain. After years of suffering, Kris Phillips needs a weekly trip to the doctor to get relief. “My allergies are under control,” Phillips said. “I can sleep through the night and not get up 10 different times because I can’t breathe.”

01/27/2014

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Minnesotans Fight For Legalization Of Medical Marijuana

The fight over legalizing medical marijuana moves to the State Capitol again next month. For some Minnesota families, a cannabis law can’t come soon enough. WCCO shares the battle two Minnesota families are fighting, believing that marijuana is the seed to a new life for their sick kids.

01/20/2014

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Joyous Cancer Treatment

Deborah Cohen takes on her double-mastectomy with joy and a Beyonce dance.

11/08/2013

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2 New Ways To Treat Your Allergies During Peak Season

It’s peak allergy season – as if you didn’t know already – and ragweed pollen is the culprit. It’s the most common cause for seasonal allergies, and if you’re having a tough time dealing with it, here are some products that doctor say could help. The first is an alternative to liquid nasal sprays that often cause uncomfortable drippage. It’s an aerosol spray that’s getting rave reviews.

09/03/2013

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Study: More Kids Accidentally Poisoned By Prescription Drugs

In Monday’s Health Watch, a new study shows more kids are getting accidentally poisoned by prescription drugs.

06/03/2013

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A new study says that doctors tend to be kinder to thinner patients compared to overweight patients.

05/01/2013

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A.D.H.D. Diagnosis On The Rise

A.D.H.D. diagnosis is on the rise among U.S. children. Why the sudden rise and what is being done?

04/01/2013

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Former Nurse Gets 2 Years For Stealing Meds

A 43-year-old Kimball, Minn., nurse was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to siphoning medicine from IV bags at a St. Cloud hospital, the Justice Department said.

03/20/2013

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Vet Medicine Has $1.5 Billion Economic Impact

A new study which measured the financial impact of veterinary medicine in Minnesota finds it contributes $1.5 billion annually to the state’s economy.

06/10/2012

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Anti-Aging Medicine: Amelia’s Look Into A Medical Controversy

When I started having insomnia and feeling run down and irritable, I knew I needed more than a cup of coffee.

05/24/2012

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Court Throws Out Prometheus Drug Patent

The Supreme Court unanimously tossed out medical patent claims for Prometheus Laboratories on Tuesday for a test that could help doctors set drug doses for autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s disease, a decision that could affect the burgeoning field of personalized medicine.

03/20/2012

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Drug Drop Boxes Coming To Hennepin County

You’ll soon have the chance to get rid of unwanted prescription medications, as Hennepin County will have three locations to drop them off.

03/02/2012

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Authorities: Woman Stole Identities To Get Pain Killers

A 29-year-old Rutledge woman has been arrested for allegedly using the identities of several people to fill fraudulent prescriptions.

02/10/2012

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Hospital Drug Shortages Deadly, Costly

A severe shortage of drugs for chemotherapy, infections and other serious ailments is endangering patients and forcing hospitals to buy life-saving medications from secondary suppliers at huge markups because they can’t get them any other way.

09/23/2011

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8-Kid Family May Lose Meds Money From Gov’t Shutdown

The countdown to a government shutdown has one 10 – person Minnesota family especially worried, because they could lose thousands of dollars if a deal isn’t reached.

06/20/2011

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Study: Adderall Usage Up Among College Students

It is midterm week at colleges across Minnesota. Rather than just studying, many students are turning to a prescription pill to perform in class — Adderall.

03/10/2011

Drug Takeback Drew Hundreds

More than 700 people participated in the national Drug Takeback Day in the Twin Cities last weekend.

09/28/2010

8/8/10 Healthy Matters with HCMC

As we approach Hayfever season, it’s time to talk allergies on Healthy Matters with Hennepin County Medical Center.

08/09/2010