Minnesota Department Of Health
Since 2010, the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed two E. coli 0157 outbreaks at a swimming beach in Bemidji and on Big Island of Lake Minnetonka. At least six swimmers became ill after ingesting the lake water.
A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Minnesota fares better than the rest of the upper Midwest states — it’s the only state to trim trim its obesity rate since 2007.
Gaylene from St. Paul asks: Why do we put our hands over our hearts during the national anthem? It is actually part of United States law. The U.S. Flag Code was adopted in 1923, and it says when the flag is present during the anthem, veterans and members of the Armed Forces should give the military salute.
In the last seven years the e-cigarette industry has gone from a no-name to a $1 billion business. As this form of nicotine use continues to grow in popularity, the Minnesota Department of Health released a warning to parents.
The Minnesota Department of Health released new numbers Monday on sign-ups for medical marijuana, which will become available to eligible and registered patients on July 1. MDH officials said they have received more than 100 applications for medical marijuana from health care practitioners.
In just 23 days, Minnesota patients will be able to get medical marijuana in the form of capsules and oils to treat certain medical conditions. But registration has gotten off to a very slow start.
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The Centers for Disease Control issued another warning Wednesday to doctors and health officials: be on the lookout for people infected with avian flu. Minnesota health officials right now are monitoring poultry workers and others who might be exposed to infected birds. So far, no one has shown signs of getting sick.
Minnesota officials will be able to start signing up qualified patients for medical marijuana Monday. It’s the first day doctors are able to certify and register patients with conditions like cancer and epilepsy for the program. About 5,000 people are expected to be eligible.
A WCCO investigation has uncovered a gap in state pool inspections that the St. Paul fire marshal says may have contributed to a tragedy involving two young brothers.
It’s not exactly the sign of spring that most of us are looking for. With our rising temperatures, tick sightings have been on the rise. Once temperatures rise into the 40s, they go on the move looking for their next meal.
State authorities have taken over management of nursing homes in Faribault (FAIR’-boh) and Owatonna after their owners ran into financial troubles.
Another step in the process as medical cannabis becomes legal in Minnesota in just a few months. Minnesota’s medical cannabis program is still on track to begin this summer. The Minnesota Department of Health is approving two laboratories to test the products that will be coming from the state’s medical cannabis manufacturers.
The Minnesota Department of Health says elevated levels of a harmful chemical have been detected in New Brighton’s drinking water system. Health officials say the presence of the chemical — 1, 4-Dioxane — does not pose an immediate health risk, but long-time exposure could present a cancer threat.
Turkey hunting season starts Wednesday in Minnesota, and the Department of Natural Resources is offering a few precautionary tips for areas near turkey farms struck by the bird flu.
Minnesota health officials confirmed Friday morning that two more Minnesota children have died from the flu. The cases happened a few weeks ago, but were just confirmed as being flu-related.
The Minnesota Department of Health is reminding Minnesotans that warmer temperatures do not mean an end to flu season.
Health officials say a sixth child has died of the flu this season in Minnesota. The latest report from the Minnesota Department of Health says 13 people were hospitalized in the last week of February, down 29 from the week before.
A nurse from a Maple Grove home care facility is being investigated after allegedly touching a patient inappropriately last June. According to the complaint, during a visit on June 9, 2014 the nurse was helping the patient get ready for bed when the nurse offered to give the patient a back rub that led to alleged inappropriate touching.
An annual report on patient safety shows more errors but fewer deaths in Minnesota hospitals in the past year. The Department of Health found 277 so-called “adverse events” in categories long been tracked, such as wrong-site surgery or foreign objects left in a patient.
Nearly 1,000 Minnesota residents told the state they’ll likely register for the state’s new medical marijuana program, according to survey results released Monday.
Regulators of Minnesota’s new medical cannabis program are seeking to certify laboratories to test the marijuana cultivated for medicinal use. The Department of Health advertised Tuesday for specialized labs to test for “content, contamination and consistency” of the drug. Applications are due next month and labs should be chosen by mid-April.
This week on WCCO Sunday Morning, Esme Murphy talked with Doug Schultz from the Minnesota Department of Health about the current controversy surrounding vaccinations and the high-profile measles outbreaks.
State officials will hold off for another year on deciding whether to expand Minnesota’s new medical marijuana program to residents suffering chronic pain. The move could someday extend the potentially potent medicine to tens of thousands more Minnesota residents and dramatically increase business for the state’s two medical marijuana manufacturers.
Potential users of medical marijuana have about one week to participate in a survey that could help the state get a picture of the likely demand for the drug. The Minnesota Department of Health has been conducting a voluntary survey of prospective medical marijuana patients since Jan. 20. The survey closes Friday.