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1 Eagle Dead, Another Sick Of Apparent Lead Poisoning

One bald eagle has died and another is in serious condition in Wisconsin and lead seems to be to blame. The Dane County Humane Society in Madison is taking care of the sick eagle.

12/20/2014

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CDC: Too Many Patients Get Infections In Hospitals

A visit to the hospital is not always a prescription for getting well. A new government health report says more needs to be done to keep patients from getting infections while in the hospital.

03/26/2014

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12-17-13 Mary Jo Copeland On The Morning News With Dave Lee

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12/17/2013

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Heath Officials: 75 People Likely Got Norovirus At H.S. Football Banquet

A celebration of a successful high school football season ended with dozens of players sick. The Health Department says at least 75 people who went to the Totino-Grace High School team banquet likely got norovirus.

12/12/2013

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Good Question: Are Some Immune Systems Stronger Than Others?

Whether it’s at work or in our personal lives, it seems some people just tend to get sick more often than others. Most of us work with someone who’s never taken a sick day, while others use all of them up every year.

11/13/2013

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Good Question: Why Do We Only See The Flu In The Winter?

Minnesota’s official influenza season started in October and will last through April. It’s the same for much of the northern hemisphere. In the southern hemisphere, the months are reversed. Flu season down happens during their winter – from May through September.

10/30/2013

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MDH: Pumpkin Patch Petting Zoo Infects 3 Children With E. Coli

Three people have confirmed E. coli infections from a Minnesota pumpkin patch petting zoo, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The three cases are all children – from 15 months old to 7 years old – and one child is hospitalized with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a serious complication of an E. coli infection characterized by kidney failure.

10/26/2013

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Make-A-Wish: Tommy’s Family Battles Cancer, Travels To Italy

Once a month on the WCCO Saturday morning show, we’re going to try to bring you the story of a different Make-A-Wish child. This time we’re introducing you to Tommy Costello, a 15-year-old whose cancer diagnosis was just the start of a harrowing year for his family.

10/26/2013

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FDA: Tainted Jerky Treats Sicken Thousands Of Pets

The Food and Drug Administration is warning pet owners of tainted jerky treats from China after seeing a surge in illnesses. Since 2007, the FDA says 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have gotten sick, and about 580 of those pets have died.

10/23/2013

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Good Question: Can You Get The Flu From The Flu Shot?

Last year, the flu virus showed up in Minnesota in October, so many doctors are recommending people get the shot now. That has Susie wondering: Can you get sick from the flu shot?

10/02/2013

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D’Angelo Cancels First Avenue Show Due To Medical Emergency

If you missed D’Angelo in June and were hoping to see the soul singer on Tuesday, there’s some bad news.

08/05/2013

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Nearly 50 Elementary Students Fall Ill After Camp Pepin Trip

Nearly 50 elementary school students are sick following a trip to YMCA Camp Pepin earlier this week, officials say. Farmington Schools Superintendent Jay Haugen said a group of fifth graders from Akin Road Elementary brought the illness – which is reportedly acting like a norovirus – with them to the camp earlier this week.

05/17/2013

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Minn. Officials Investigate Salmonella Outbreak

Minnesota officials are investigating after 13 people became sick with salmonella linked to eating unpasteurized cheese.

04/24/2013

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Sick Bald Eagle Rehabilitated, Released Into Wild

It was about a month ago when the custodian of St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Jordan, Minn. found a bald eagle lying on the ground.

04/19/2013

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Kids Battling Rare Diseases Enjoy ‘Normal’ Day At Nickelodeon Universe

Despite the name, rare diseases are actually common as a whole.

02/28/2013

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Health Experts: Cold Won’t Make You Sick

You might think that this freezing cold would make the influenza outbreak worse. But Kris Ehresmann, with the Minnesota Department of Health, says that’s not so.

01/21/2013

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Good Question: How Sick Is Sick Enough To See A Doctor?

The flu in Minnesota is so bad, some hospitals are restricting visitors. Clinics are overwhelmed with patients, and nurse’s hotlines have long waiting times.

01/09/2013

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Avoid These 8 Surfaces With The Most Germs, Stay Healthy

With a flu outbreak causing sickness here in Minnesota, everybody is looking for ways to avoid it. Experts say good hand washing is the key but there are other ways to avoid germs.

01/08/2013

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Nasty Flu Season Start Outpaces H1N1 Outbreak

A 14-year-old St. Louis Park girl is fighting for her life as she battles the flu and its complications.

01/03/2013

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Minn. Clinic Works 24/7 To Contact Exposed Patients

As the number of sick people with fungal meningitis increase to 119 and the number of deaths rise to 11, one clinic is working around the clock to get a hold of patients.

10/09/2012

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Pig Exposure At State Fair Linked To Three Human Cases Of Influenza

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, three people are believed to have developed a strain of influenza known as variant H1N2 (H1N2v) after exhibiting pigs or spending time in the swine barn at the Minnesota State Fair.

08/31/2012

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Eat Raw Cookie Dough And Risk Getting Sick

We know we shouldn’t eat raw cookie dough, but sometimes it’s hard to resist.

12/09/2011

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Cottage Grove Residents Warned About Sick Raccoons

After police received numerous complaints of sick raccoons, Cottage Grove residents are being warned to take precautions with their children and pets.

09/29/2011

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Gardenhire Still Sick, Leaves Game To See Doctor

Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is still fighting a viral infection.

07/20/2011

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Mauer Recovering From Illness

Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer is injured — and sick.

04/15/2011

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