Big Marine Beach Closed For Swimmer's Itch TreatmentThe swimming beach at Big Marine will be closed for a few days this week as officials treat it for swimmer's itch. Washington County's Big Marine Park and Reserve will treat the beach from noon on Wednesday, June 24 to noon on Friday, June 26.
4 Minnesota Hospitals Tabbed To Treat Ebola CasesFour hospitals in Minnesota have been designated as treatment centers for any confirmed Ebola cases in the state. The Minnesota Hospital Association announced the designation Friday. The four are the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, Allina Health's Unity Hospital in Fridley and the St. Paul campus of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.
February Trial Set For Sex Offenders LawsuitA Feb. 9 trial date has been set for a constitutional challenge to Minnesota's sex offenders treatment program. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank set the date Thursday during a hearing in St. Paul on the case.
Robin Williams Pursues Ongoing 12-Step Treatment In Minn.Robin Williams is reconnecting with the 12-step program during a brief stay at a Minnesota facility. A spokeswoman for the 62-year-old actor-comedian says Williams planned the visit as a respite to recharge after more than 18 straight months of work.
MN Coalition Works To Bring Awareness To Colon CancerFor ten years, the Minnesota Colon Cancer Coalition has been on a mission to make the words colon, colorrectal and colonoscopy a part of the everyday language. The organization believes it can overcome the fear and decrease deaths from the largely preventable cancer. Last year thousands come out to participate in the Get Your Rear in Gear walk and run.
New Treatment Options Available For Heroin Addiction Heroin addiction has been in the spotlight after the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, but heroin is not just a problem among the rich and famous -- it's killing Minnesotans as well. Now, there are new treatment options that doctors are using to deal with heroin addiction.
Harding Back On Ice, Not Ready To Play Yet Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding has been making progress toward a return to playing. Harding took part in the team skate before the Wild hosted Ottawa on Tuesday.
Two Sides Skirmish Over Sex Offender ProgramAttorneys for the residents of Minnesota's sex offender treatment program are arguing that the program doesn't work and is unconstitutional. Attorney Dan Gustafson says the treatment program is a failure because no one ever gets out.
Minn. Officials Highlight Mental Illness In Jails Law enforcement officials say Minnesota's local jails are overburdened by inmates suffering from mental illness who aren't getting the kind of treatment they need.
Panel's Recommendations For MN Sex Offender ProgramThere are about 700 sex offenders currently being treated in the Minnesota Sex Offender Program. A federal judge has warned the state, that many of them are being detained for longer than they should.
$30M Upgrade For Hazelden Creates More Privacy For PatientsMinnesota children and young adults suffering from addiction are getting a huge boost in resources to help with treatment. Hazelden's Plymouth treatment facility is getting an upgrade and expansion. By the start of next year, 32 more people will be able get months-worth of treatment.
2 New Ways To Treat Your Allergies During Peak Season It's peak allergy season – as if you didn't know already – and ragweed pollen is the culprit. It's the most common cause for seasonal allergies, and if you're having a tough time dealing with it, here are some products that doctor say could help. The first is an alternative to liquid nasal sprays that often cause uncomfortable drippage. It's an aerosol spray that's getting rave reviews.