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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

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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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Brainerd Extends Boil Order For City Water

Officials in Brainerd, Minn., have extended a boil order for another week, or until further notice. The extension comes after Brainerd Public Utilities and the Minnesota Department of Health evaluated the latest tests, a note on the city’s website says.

09/06/2014

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Big Minn. Names Showing Interest In Growing Medical Pot

Some of the names showing interest in growing and selling medical marijuana in Minnesota are familiar ones. Friday began the first step towards finding two manufacturers.

09/05/2014

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Health Officials: 3K Concussions In MN High School Sports Last Year

For the first time in state history, the Minnesota Department of Health is releasing a report about how concussions are impacting high school athletes. Health department officials estimate that there were nearly 3,000 sports-related concussions in Minnesota schools last year.

09/04/2014

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Health Department To Reveal Number Of Sports-Related Concussions

While the Shakopee Sabres football team works out behind the school, trainer Christy Hager is inside the school building treating players who get bumps and bruises.

09/03/2014

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Cabbage Likely Caused Minnesota E. Coli Outbreak

State health officials say green whole head cabbage was the likely source of E. coli that sickened 15 people in Minnesota in July. The Minnesota Department of Health said Friday the cabbage likely was contaminated before it was distributed to restaurants.

08/29/2014

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Pope Co. Woman Is State’s 1st West Nile Case Of 2014

A Pope County woman has become Minnesota’s first confirmed case of West Nile virus this season. She was diagnosed with the virus on Aug. 2, according to David Nietzel with the Minnesota Department of Health. He says most often people can have it and not know it.

08/22/2014

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Good Question: What Kind Of Fish (And How Much Of It) Should We Eat?

A new report out says pregnant women should avoid all canned tuna. Consumer Reports said on Thursday it’s concerned about the mercury levels in some kinds of tuna.

08/21/2014

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Minnesota Officials Say Petting Zoo Spread E. Coli

Minnesota health officials say a traveling petting zoo is the source of an E. coli outbreak that has infected 13 people. The Minnesota Department of Health said Tuesday that seven of the people have been hospitalized with the infection originating at the Zerebko Zoo Tran petting zoo.

08/13/2014

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Klobuchar Trying To Protect Young Minds From False Advertising

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is pushing legislation to protect young athletes from concussions. The legislation would crack down on false advertising and misleading claims that certain protective gear can prevent concussions.

08/07/2014

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