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Minnesota Reports 116,000 Jump In UninsuredMinnesota says the number of people without health insurance in the state jumped by 116,000 in the past two years.
Preventative Treatment For Peanut Allergy Succeeds In StudyThe first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped children tolerate nuts in a major study.
Cleaning Products Could Cause Lung Damage In Women, Study FindsA new study finds that regularly using cleaning sprays or other cleaning products could put women at risk for lung damage.
Minn. Doctor Develops Natural (But Scientific) Formula To Help Stop Body OdorDr. Shannon Klingman first filed a patent for Lume in 2007, but after several rejections she stayed the course until approval. That's what makes this doctor a Minnesotan to Meet.
Nearly Half Of Elementary School's Kids Out With The FluThe Minnesota Department of Health does not recommend closing a school to prevent the spread of the flu.
Survivors Bring Stories Of Opioid Abuse To ClassroomsFor Colleen Ronnie's son, a prescription to opioids after his wisdom teeth were pulled led to his death.
CBS Local Interview: Filmmaker Matthew HeinemanMatthew Heineman discusses his new series on Showtime "The Trade."
North Branch Woman Suffering From Heart Failure Gets Needed TransplantHeather Peterson is now 33 and reflecting on how she survived two genetic disorders that cause heart failure.
Health Officials Report 3 More Child Deaths From FluState health officials say three more children died last week from influenza.
McDonald's Plans To Slim Down Happy MealsMcDonald's will soon banish cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants.
Gov. Dayton Seeks To Tax Each Opioid Pill Sold In Minn.Gov. Mark Dayton unveiled a sweeping plan Wednesday to fight Minnesota's growing opioid abuse crisis -- including a steep tax on drug manufacturers.
Gov. Dayton, Lawmakers Detail Plan To Combat Opioid EpidemicIt’s a new front in the war on addictive painkillers that the Governor of Minnesota is calling a crisis.

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