CDC Study: Work Food Often Impacts Health NegativelyFood offered at work is a perk many people would like. But a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says there is a price to pay.
Romaine Recall Leaves Mpls. Nonprofit Looking For Nutritious ReplacementJust days before families sit down for their Thanksgiving feasts, there is a warning about what could be on your table. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday that no romaine lettuce is safe to eat. This comes after E. coli made dozens of people sick. This warning is extensive, and grocery stores across the United States are already taking precautions to keep their customers safe.
How Does Soap Work?The general recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for handwashing with soap is 20 seconds.
Mosquito Numbers Are Down, But West Nile Risk Is UpExperts say the number of bugs in Minnesota is going down this summer -- but we have to watch out for the remaining ones.
CDC Chief Gets Requested Cut To His Record $357K SalaryGovernment officials say the new head of the top U.S. public health agency has asked for — and will receive — a cut to his record-setting pay.
CDC Director Resigns Following Report Of Financial ConflictThe director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has resigned because of financial conflicts of interest, government officials announced Wednesday.
QUITPLAN Prepares For The Great American SmokeoutFewer people are lighting up. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports cigarette smoking rates have hit an all-time low.
MDH: Minnesota's Obesity Rates Plummet In 2015; Remains Lowest In MidwestThe Minnesota Department of Health says the state has seen a significant drop in its obesity rate and continues to have the lowest rate in the Midwest.
Officials: New Lyme Disease-Causing Bacteria Species Discovered At Mayo ClinicA new species of Lyme disease-causing bacteria has been discovered by Mayo Clinic scientists.
CDC: Nearly All Contact-Wearers Engaging In Risky BehaviorDo you wear contacts? According to a new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you're engaging in risky behavior. The survey was conducted with nearly one-third of participating contact lens wearers admitting they went to the doctor for red or painful eyes related to wearing contacts.
New Eye Technology Can Help Diagnose Brain Injuries FasterBrain injuries are the No. 1 cause of death and disability in Americans under age 35, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now, a new technology that looks at your eyes can help doctors diagnose brain injuries better than any other tool.
Report: Ticks, Risk Of Lyme Disease Are Rapidly IncreasingA new report states the risk of Lyme disease is rapidly growing. Minnesota is one of 17 that carry the highest risk for Lyme disease in the U.S., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there are more high-risk areas in Minnesota than before.
Jungle Gym For Seniors Provides Rehabilitative Fun With Reduced RisksEpiscopal Homes of Minnesota and Xccent Fitness opened a new motion wellness gym for seniors that has a first-of-its-kind indoor play structure designed to reduce the risk of falls.
'The Best Thing I’ve Done': Woman On Choosing To Be A Single MomEveryone can agree: Raising kids is no easy task. Doing it as a single parent is even harder. But recent statistics show the birth rate of unmarried women is on the decline in every age group, except one.
Study: High School Smoking Fell As e-Cigarette Use BoomedTeen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows. The number of high school students who tried e-cigarettes tripled in one year — to more than 13 percent.