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Good Question: When Is The Best Time To Get The Flu Shot?

All across the state, workplaces, doctors’ offices and drug stores have been offering the flu shot. For years, the Centers for Disease Control and Minnesota Department of Health have recommended people get vaccinated as soon as the vaccine is available, which is generally the middle to end of September.

09/17/2013

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’ Cold Weather Edition

Jason DeRusha replies to your cold weather questions.

01/24/2013

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Disease Expert: Flu Season ‘Not That Severe’

Bad as it may seem, this flu season doesn’t rank among the most severe.

01/11/2013

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‘U’ Expert: We Need A Better Flu Shot

Health officials say it’s a good time to get a flu shot. But one expert says it’s also time for a better vaccine.

10/06/2011

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‘U’ Expert: Europe’s E. Coli Outbreak Could Happen Here

A Minnesota disease expert says the deadly E. coli outbreak in Europe could happen here.

06/01/2011

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Is Bird Flu Making A Comeback?

Avian flu claimed 310 lives in 15 countries from 2004 to 2006, then the disease quieted down — until now.

03/03/2011

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‘U’ Expert: Food Safety Improvements Overblown

The United States has made little progress on preventing food-borne illness, despite what Americans have been told in recent months.

03/03/2011

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