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Twin Cities, southern Minn. under air pollution advisory

Twin Cities, southern Minn. under air pollution advisoryThe southern half of Minnesota - including the Twin Cities - is under an air pollution health advisory until early Sunday morning.
  • Health
  • 6 days, 15 hours ago
Health

Local cancer survivor creates cards to help

Local cancer survivor creates cards to helpWhen it comes to finding out a relative or friend has been diagnosed with cancer many of us are at a loss as to what to say... but a Twin Cities woman set out to change that.
  • Health
  • 6 days, 17 hours ago
Health

America's health rankings: Minnesota is #6

America's health rankings: Minnesota is #6America's health rankings: Minnesota is #6
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Health Fair 11

Experts still recommend getting flu shot

Experts still recommend getting flu shotA renewed push got underway Monday to encourage people to get a flu shot.
  • Health Fair 11
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Motivation Monday

Motivation Monday: Gift guide for a healthy new year

Motivation Monday: Gift guide for a healthy new yearLooking for the perfect gifts for all of the Health Nuts and Fitness Lovers in your life? Health expert, Chris Freytag has the right gifts at great prices.
  • Motivation Monday
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Health

Klobuchar fighting high-priced prescriptions

Klobuchar fighting high-priced prescriptionsThe average price of brand name drugs increased about 13 percent in 2013.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Coon Rapids firefighters save first overdose patient

Coon Rapids firefighters save first overdose patientCoon Rapids firefighters say a 24-year old man is alive thanks to a heroin overdose antidote they began using three months ago. It's the first "save" since they began using Narcan.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Health

Minnesota reports 1st flu death of season

Minnesota reports 1st flu death of seasonState health officials say Minnesota has recorded its first death of the 2014 flu season.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Health Fair 11

U of M leading the way to prevent pandemics

U of M leading the way to prevent pandemics"To prevent emerging infectious diseases from turning into pandemics, the U of M is training a global health workforce."
  • Health Fair 11
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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Parents face long drives for medical marijuana

Parents face long drives for medical marijuanaSome Minnesota parents are concerned about long drives to buy medical marijuana for their ailing children.
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  • 2 weeks ago
Minnesota

Retired iron ore miners had more heart and lung disease

Retired iron ore miners had more heart and lung diseaseRetired taconite ore miners on the Iron Range had higher levels of three diseases, according to U of M researchers.
  • Minnesota
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

New procedure could prevent amputations

New procedure could prevent amputationsA new procedure is providing hope to those losing blood flow to their legs due to peripheral artery disease.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Minnesota health exchange targeting uninsured

Minnesota health exchange targeting uninsuredThe state-run health insurance exchange is aiming to sign up the last 5 percent of Minnesota residents without insurance through a multimillion dollar effort.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

MN Ebola-monitoring program a tough test

MN Ebola-monitoring program a tough testIt's been five weeks since Minnesota began monitoring travelers arriving from Ebola-affected countries, and none of the 120 people screened has developed symptoms of the virus.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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Family shares gratitude after newborn son's survival

Family shares gratitude after newborn son's survivalDuring a 20 week ultrasound, doctors detected a rare congenital defect in their son's diaphragm. The medical ordeal that followed made the future uncertain.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
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Family hears son's heartbeat in another man's chest

Family hears son's heartbeat in another man's chestA Lakeville family hears their son's heartbeat in the chest of another man.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Local

GOP lawmaker asks for probe of MNsure adviser deal

GOP lawmaker asks for probe of MNsure adviser dealA Republican legislator says Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson should consider seeking payback from a health care contractor hired to assist in the launch of the Minnesota insurance exchange.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Motivation Monday

Motivation Monday: 7 healthy Thanksgiving swaps

Motivation Monday: 7 healthy Thanksgiving swapsThanksgiving is widely known as the holiday of overindulging. But you can make some swaps to cut the fat without losing the flavor. Fitness and health expert Chris Freytag joins KARE Sunrise with seven examples.
  • Motivation Monday
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

HealthPartners to build neuroscience center

HealthPartners to build neuroscience centerHealthPartners is planning to build a neuroscience center in St. Paul.
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  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Health

MNsure enrollments, renewals approach 8,000

MNsure enrollments, renewals approach 8,000Minnesota's health insurance exchange says it has enrolled nearly 8,000 Minnesotans in health plans in the first week of open enrollment this fall.
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  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
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Keep dry skin at bay this winter

Keep dry skin at bay this winterWinter can take a toll on our skin. The harsh weather can make skin dry and worsen symptoms for people with conditions like eczema and rosacea.
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  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Tech

Robot helping kids connect when they can't

Robot helping kids connect when they can'tEvery day we find ways to use technology to enhance our lives, but what new technology is doing for people with disabilities, truly is life changing.
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  • 4 weeks ago
Health

MNsure sees spike in visits since weekend

MNsure sees spike in visits since weekendOfficials with Minnesota's health insurance exchange say the system has seen a spike in consumer visits.
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  • 4 weeks ago
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Patients notified after unsterilized equipment

Patients notified after unsterilized equipmentFor the second time since September, a metro medical clinic is working to make sure patients stay infection free.
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  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Ebola Outbreak

Minnesota health care workers to join Ebola fight

Minnesota health care workers to join Ebola fightA Minneapolis-based humanitarian organization is preparing to send a team of medical responders to Liberia to help fight Ebola.
  • Ebola Outbreak
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

Brown County, Wis. binge drinking exceeds statewide rate

Brown County, Wis. binge drinking exceeds statewide rateA new survey shows adults in Brown County binge drink more than those in any other parts of the state, which was ranked highest in the nation for alcohol gorging and intensity of drinking.
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  • 1 month ago
Health

Rise of the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

Rise of the Thanksgiving Turkey TrotTurkey trots have turned one of the most gluttonous days of the year into one of the biggest workout days.
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  • 1 month ago