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Study: Infection Linked To Heart Attack, StrokeA new study released by the University of Minnesota says infections like pneumonia increase the risk for heart attack and stroke over a shorter time frame than chronic illnesses.
How Effective Are Flu Shots?A new survey from the University of Chicago finds 41 percent of Americans say they don’t plan to get the flu vaccine this year. Almost one-third of those people say that’s because they believe the shot doesn’t work. 
Health Department Receives $20M Over 5 Years From CDC For Heart Disease, Diabetes PreventionThe Minnesota Department of Health announced Thursday it secured more than $20 million over the next five years to put toward efforts to prevent heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
With Premiums Down By As Much As 27 Percent, MNsure Enrollment Deadline LoomsMNsure's CEO says rates for private health insurance are lower this year, and you could save even more if you qualify for tax rebates.
What Works Best For Fighting Colds?Cold season is in full swing and Consumer Reports has a new warning out.
'It Is Our Life Support': Diabetics, Families Meet With Lawmakers Amid Skyrocketing Insulin PricesA two-week supply of insulin for diabetic Quinn Nystrom can cost anywhere from $300 to $400 per vial.
Breast Cancer Risk My Increase In Women After Childbirth, Study FindsNew research led by doctors from the University of North Carolina and the Institute of Cancer Research in London shows women who have babies may have a greater risk for breast cancer than women without children.
Target Settles With Mass. Medicaid Program For $3MFederal and Massachusetts authorities allege Minneapolis-based Target violated federal and state False Claims Acts by automatically refilling Medicaid recipients' prescriptions.
9th Case Of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Reported In MinnesotaThe illness weakens muscles and can leave patients, usually children, paralyzed.
Generic EpiPen Alternative To Hit The Market In 2019Generic drugmaker Sandoz announced plans Thursday to start selling an alternative to the EpiPen in the U.S. early next year.
9 More Illnesses Reported In Romaine E. Coli OutbreakNow, 52 people have been infected with E. coli in this outbreak, which was announced in October, according to the CDC.
Jury Awards Doctor $112M In Dispute With MedtronicDr. Rick C. Sasso sued Medtronic, alleging that it violated a contract by not paying royalties he was due for spinal implants and screw-implant systems he invented and sold to the Minnesota-based company.