Flashback: Measles Outbreak In 2011 Sickened 21The University of Minnesota is in the news this week after a student tested positive for measles – the first confirmed measles case for the school in 20 years. But it hasn't been long since Minnesota experienced an outbreak.
Bloomington Man Shares His Story Of Surviving EbolaDr. Tom Cairns of Bloomington had Ebola before it even had a name. Cairns was working as a medical missionary in the 1970s and remembers doing an autopsy where he nicked his glove with his scalpel. Two weeks later, the illness took over his body.
Hidden Health Problems At Indoor PlaygroundsA mother from Arizona has spent the last two years exposing what she calls a hidden health problem at indoor playgrounds. Now, she's working with a lawmaker in Minnesota and hopes to get a similar law passed in St. Paul this session.
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.
Even In April, Flu Season Still UnderwayIt's an early spring but a late flu season. In fact, the influenza season in Minnesota may have peaked only last week. The most recent weekly report indicated that 61 people were hospitalized with confirmed cases.
Illness Causes Shortages At Memorial Blood CentersOfficials with Memorial Blood Centers say they’re suffering a significant blood shortage due to winter sickness.
MDH: Gaylord Schools Outbreak Likely NorovirusThe Minnesota Department of Health is "99 percent sure" that a Norovirus outbreak is to blame for a number of students going home sick in Gaylord, Minn., according to the school's principal.
U.S. On Track For Most Measles Cases In A DecadeThe United States seems to be on track to have more measles cases than any year in more than a decade, with virtually all cases linked to other countries, including Europe where there's a big outbreak.
Why Are So Many People Getting Sick?Our cold weather is keeping us inside more often this season, and for that reason, germs are spreading. In fact, doctors in the Twin Cities say they're spreading rapidly.
Good Question: Why Can't We Cure The Cold?It has the runny nose, the persistent cough and the watery eyes. The only common thing about the common cold is what a common pain in the -- everything -- it is. But with a billion instances of the cold in the U.S. every year, why haven't scientists found a cure?