Minnesota Department Of Health

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.
Minn. Woman Suing Company Over Tainted CucumbersA Farmington woman is suing a California company in connection to the tainted cucumbers that led to a national salmonella outbreak that sickened nearly 300 people and killed one 99-year-old woman.
Health Department Says This Year's Flu Season Should Be MilderState health officials are hoping for a milder flu season. They say this season's vaccine will be more effective compared to last year. Shipments of the vaccine are already available at some health clinics.
West Nile Virus Season Has ArrivedThis cold and rainy weather may be reminiscent of autumn, but it is time to think about mosquitoes. It is the time of year when most cases of West Nile Virus are reported. The Minnesota Department of Health says West Nile was found in four Minnesotans who donated blood over the summer.
MDH: Lab Testing Rules Out Amoeba As Cause Of Swimming Teen's DeathThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that a Minnesota child, Hunter Boutain, did not die from suspected Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) as was reported in early July, the Minnesota Department of Health announced Monday.
Too Few Teens Get HPV Vaccine, Health Department SaysToo few teens are getting the HPV vaccine, leaving them at risk for several types of cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Ramsey Co. Man Dies Of Meningitis, MDH Urges VaccinationsA Ramsey County man's death from meningitis has the Minnesota Department of Health urging men who have sex with men to get vaccinated. There have been meningococcal meningitis outbreaks in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles recently, affecting gay and bisexual men in those metro areas.