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Girl Quarantined With Mumps Received Vaccination

A Twin Cities mom says her 6-year-old daughter contracted the mumps despite getting all of her vaccines on time. The little girl, named Aurora, is in quarantine right now through Christmas to prevent others from getting the highly-contagious disease that has no known cure or treatment.

12/22/2014

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Health Officials: Norovirus Hitting MN Hard This Season

Minnesota health officials are stressing hand hygiene to combat the outbreaks of norovirus – commonly called the stomach flu – that have been hitting the state recently

12/22/2014

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MDH: 2 Dead From Listeria In Caramel Apples

The Minnesota Department of Health has a warning about caramel apples linked to a listeria outbreak. Four people in Minnesota got sick in late October and November — and two of them died. Health officials say the commercially-produced apples were purchased from Cub Foods, Kwik Trip and Mike’s Discount Foods.

12/18/2014

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Tamiflu May Be Hard To Find, But Don’t Give Up

The number of Minnesota schools suffering from flu outbreaks shot up dramatically this week. Last week, only 19 schools reported new outbreaks. This week, that number spiked to 203. The Minnesota Department of Health also said Thursday that two children have now died from the flu in Minnesota. And more than 300 people have gotten so sick they had to stay in the hospital.

12/18/2014

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MDH: Minnesota To Have Harsher Flu Season

December marks the start of peak flu season. State Health officials warn every-day spots like grocery store are common places to pick up the virus. “Going to mall, going to store, going to church,” said Doug Schultz of the Minnesota Health Department.

12/11/2014

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MDH: Flu Is Widespread In Minnesota

Influenza and respiratory illness is now widespread in Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. According to MDH, during the week of Dec. 6 indicators showed the flu had spread to be considered widespread across the state.

12/11/2014

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Home Health Agency Accused Of Neglect After Patient Died Of Malnutrition

A Twin Cities home health care provider is being accused of neglect after a patient died of malnutrition. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, a staff member of Interim Health Care of the Twin Cities allegedly neglected a patient who had a change in condition.

12/09/2014

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Good Question: What Are The Mumps?

Wild fans hoping to see Ryan Suter in action Wednesday night got some disappointing news. Suter had played 153 consecutive games with the Wild, but was held out Wednesday because of “mump-like” symptoms.

12/03/2014

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MDH Chooses LeafLine Labs, Minnesota Medical Solutions To Grow Marijuana

Two crucial pieces of the state’s new medical marijuana program are nearly in place. Minnesota officials announced Monday morning that LeafLine Labs and Minnesota Medical Solutions will grow and cultivate the drug for the state, ending a weeks-long selection process.

12/01/2014

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1 In 8 Minnesota Teens Smoke E-Cigarettes

While a new survey shows tobacco use by Minnesota high school students has declined in recent years, state health officials are concerned about the rising number of young people using electronic cigarettes. The state’s latest survey on youth tobacco use released Monday found one in in eight high school students used e-cigarettes recently.

11/10/2014

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Minnesota To Release Data On Teen E-Cigarette Use

Minnesota health officials are planning to release results of the state’s first-ever survey on the use of e-cigarettes among students in middle and high school.

11/09/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 10-28-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Miss something from Tuesday’s show? Click the link above to listen back to highlights from Dave Lee’s Tuesday Show!

10/28/2014

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Minnesota Fine-Tunes Ebola Monitoring Plan

Minnesota health officials outlined plans Monday for monitoring travelers from countries battling Ebola, and said the most-severe restrictions will be imposed only on those known to have treated someone with the virus while abroad.

10/27/2014

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Ebola ‘A Major Disaster’ For Some Liberian Families In Minnesota

Minnesota health officials say they are prepared to handle an Ebola case if it makes its way to the state. On Saturday, the Minnesota Department of Health held a community information session on Ebola in Brooklyn Park.

10/25/2014

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Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Raw, Frozen Chicken Entrees

Six recent cases of salmonellosis have been linked to raw, frozen chicken entrees, according to state health and agriculture officials.

10/23/2014

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Minn. Officials Walk Through Mock Ebola Scenario

More than 100 representatives from several Minnesota agencies are going through a mock exercise to review the state’s preparedness in the event of a case of Ebola.

10/23/2014

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Minnesota Hotline Set Up For Ebola Questions

The state Health Department has set up a hotline to answer Minnesotans’ questions about Ebola and precautions against the disease. The line will be staffed during regular business hours, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

10/21/2014

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MDH: Fatal Overdoses Outpace Fatal Crashes In Minn.

Overdosing is becoming a bigger killer in Minnesota than car crashes. The Minnesota Department of Health says 507 people died from heroin or prescription painkiller overdoses last year.

10/03/2014

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Regions Hospital ‘Prepared’ To Respond To Ebola Threat

The threat of Ebola in the United States has hospitals in the Twin Cities making sure they’re prepared for a potential case here. Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. began making an Ebola plan right after they heard about the outbreak in West Africa this summer.

10/01/2014

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Minnesotans Worry About The Spread Of Ebola After First U.S. Case

With news of the first Ebola case in the United States, Minnesotans are wondering what it means for them. A man who traveled from Liberia to Dallas, TX, has been diagnosed with the deadly Ebola Virus.

09/30/2014

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29 Interested In Growing Minnesota Medical Pot

The Minnesota Department of Health said Friday it has received 29 letters of intent from people interested in growing medical marijuana, the first official step in selecting medical cannabis manufacturers under the state’s new program.

09/19/2014

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Enterovirus 68 Confirmed In Minnesota Child

The Minnesota Department of Health says they have a identified a case of enterovirus 68 in a child who was hospitalized with acute respiratory symptoms.

09/17/2014

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Hospitals See Surge In Kids With Respiratory Problems

Hospitals in the Twin Cities said they’ve been unusually busy treating children with severe respiratory problems that match the symptoms of an uncommon virus that’s sickened children in at least a dozen Midwest states.

09/12/2014

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Minn. Safe So Far From Respiratory Virus Spreading Across Midwest

Hundreds of children have showed up at emergency rooms and intensive care units with a severe cough and struggling to breathe.

09/08/2014

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20-Month-Old Chaska Boy Recovering From 3-Story Fall

Two seconds is all it took for one Twin Cities family to have the scare of their life. Three weeks ago, 20-month-old Nathan Stoll fell three stories from his apartment window to the cement sidewalk below. He’s still recovering, and his parents are sharing his story with the hope of keeping other children safe.

09/06/2014

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