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Good Question: Are We Winning The War Against HIV/AIDS?Actor Charlie Sheen announced Tuesday morning that he is HIV-positive. He said he has known about the diagnosis for four years and has been taking daily antiretroviral medications to stay healthy. "It's a hard three letters to absorb," Sheen said.
MDH Might Launch PolyMet Health Impact StudyMinnesota's Department of Health is weighing a request to do a public health impact analysis on the proposed copper-nickel PolyMet Mining Corp. project on the Iron Range. Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he intends to meet with the agency commissioner this week to determine next steps, including parameters for a potential study.
Thanksgiving Turkey Prices Impacted By Bird FluSo much of the turkey talk this year has been about the bird flu. Minnesota was one of a handful of states that saw an epidemic that wiped out millions of turkeys.
Unsafe Sleeping Environments Blamed For Most Unexpected Baby DeathsState health officials are urging parents and child care providers to make sure infants are put to sleep alone, on a firm surface and with no blankets or pillows.
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.
Flu Cases Already Popping Up In MinnesotaWash those hands and cover your coughs -- the flu season is here. The Minnesota Department of Health announced Thursday that two people got so sick last week they had to stay in the hospital.
Reality Check: Who Gets Paid Sick Days?Thousands of Minnesotans don't get paid when they don't work, and that could be making you sick.
2nd Medical Marijuana Manufacturer Offering DiscountAnother medical marijuana manufacturer in Minnesota is offering a discount amid criticism by patients about the high cost of the medicine. Minnesota Medical Solutions on Thursday said it would offer a 50 percent discount on a patient's first visit to reduce an initial cost burden that also includes program registration fees.
Tomatoes Source Of Chipotle Salmonella Outbreak In MinnesotaMinnesota officials say tomatoes were the source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened dozens of people who ate at Chipotle restaurants in the state since August. Investigators said Wednesday they are working to trace the tomatoes back to the farm that produced them.
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.
MDH: Salmonella Cases Linked To Chipotle Restaurants In MinnesotaState health leaders say Chipotle restaurants are the source of a salmonella outbreak that caused more than four dozen people to get sick.
Health Officials: Lab Employee Misconduct Prompts Water Sample ReviewState health officials say a laboratory employee is under scrutiny after an internal review found evidence of misconduct on work performed on state water samples.
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