MDH Reviews Water Testing After Temperature ErrorsMinnesota health officials are reviewing their water quality testing after discovering they evaluated samples at temperatures too hot to detect some chemical contaminants.
State Health Officials Say Flu Cases Down SignificantlyAccording to the Department of Health, last flu season more than 4,000 Minnesotans had to be hospitalized. So far this flu season, there have only been 92.
Health Officials: Syphilis Rates Spike For Minnesota WomenA jump in syphilis cases among Minnesota women is concerning health officials, the Minnesota Department of Health announced Tuesday.
MDH Warns Of Salmonella Investigation Into Powdered Nutrition ShakesOfficials at the Minnesota Department of Health say they're investigating salmonella cases linked to a brand of powdered nutrition shakes.
MDH Warns Of Water Contamination In Aging Lead PipesUsually harmless chemicals are added to the water to protect the pipes from corrosion. In April 2014, Flint tapped into its own river for water, it wasn't properly treated and stripped lead from pipes.
MDH: Health Care Costs 8 Times More For Those With Chronic DiseaseA new report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has found that chronic disease sufferers are paying drastically more than those without chronic conditions.
Experts Talk About Local Zika Virus ThreatThe World Health Organization says it expects the Zika virus to spread to every country in the Western Hemisphere, except Canada.
Minnesota Prepares For Flu SeasonThe flu is the virus that haunts us all winter long. But Kris Ehresmann of the Minnesota Department of Health is calling this season lackluster, so far. "I know a lot of people are thinking, 'It was so much busier the last couple of years, what's happening?'" Ehresmann said.
MDH: New Strain Of Norovirus Has Entered MinnesotaA new strain of norovirus in Minnesota could mean more norovirus illnesses, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced Tuesday.
Rochester Area Battling Whooping Cough OutbreakSchools in southeastern Minnesota are battling a whooping cough outbreak. Health leaders in the state say this surge of cases in Olmsted County, thankfully, seems isolated. But whooping cough, or pertussis as it's also called, is certainly around this year.
Health Officials Monitoring Whooping Cough Outbreak In SE MinnesotaOfficials with the Minnesota Department of Health have confirmed that there is an outbreak of whooping cough in southeastern Minnesota. Officials say there have been 36 confirmed cases of whooping cough in Olmsted County in the last six weeks, specifically the Rochester area.
Good Question: What Is 'Intractable Pain'?By August 2016, people with intractable pain will be considered for Minnesota's medical marijuana program. But, what is intractable pain? Good Question.