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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.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 1 day 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.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Motivation Monday

Motivation Mondays: Fueling for your workouts

Motivation Mondays: Fueling for your workoutsIt's not just the type of exercise that matters. It's also what you eat before and after, explains Fitness and Health expert Chris Freytag.
  • Motivation Monday
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Ebola Outbreak

US to screen travelers from Mali for Ebola

US to screen travelers from Mali for EbolaU.S. health officials say travelers from Mali will be subject to the same screening and monitoring as people arriving from three other Ebola-affected countries.
  • Ebola Outbreak
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Health

Minnesota surgeon pens diet book

Minnesota surgeon pens diet bookA Minnesota surgeon has written a new diet book that calls for counting cups instead of calories.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Health

MNsure officials say system off to smooth start

MNsure officials say system off to smooth startOfficials with Minnesota's health insurance exchange say the system appears to be off to a smooth start for 2015 enrollment.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Health

MNsure says it's site is ready for open enrollment

MNsure says it's site is ready for open enrollmentOfficials with Minnesota's state-run health insurance exchange MNsure say their web site will be ready when open enrollment begins at 8 a.m. Saturday.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Health

New U of M hand-held device detects diseases

New U of M hand-held device detects diseasesA team of researchers at the University of Minnesota has developed a faster, cheaper way to detect dozens of diseases with just a drop of blood or urine.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks ago
Health

Audit faults Minnesota public health care programs

Audit faults Minnesota public health care programsMinnesota's legislative auditor says the state Department of Human Services has failed to adequately verify the eligibility of people who enroll in public health care programs through the state's health insurance exchange MNsure.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks ago
Health Fair 11

Woman serenaded by Garth Brooks found cancer with self-exam

Woman serenaded by Garth Brooks found cancer with self-examIt's Buddy Check 11 Day, time to do your breast self-exam.
  • Health Fair 11
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

MNsure enrollment site offline for maintenance

MNsure enrollment site offline for maintenanceMNsure says their online enrollment system will be offline for a few days for scheduled maintenance.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

Minnesota boy's fierce fight against cancer

Minnesota boy's fierce fight against cancerSam's parents were told 15-months ago he had an inoperable brain tumor, for which there is no cure, with a prognosis of 12-months to live.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Local

MN releases 1st teen e-cigarette survey

MN releases 1st teen e-cigarette surveyThe Minnesota Department of Health released its first-ever survey of e-cigarette use among high school and middle school students.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

1 in 8 Minnesota teens smoke e-cigarettes

1 in 8 Minnesota teens smoke e-cigarettesWhile a new survey shows tobacco use by Minnesota high school students has declined in recent years, state health officials are concerned about the rising number of young people using electronic cigarettes.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Motivation Monday

Motivation Monday: Take the 8 minute plank challenge

Motivation Monday: Take the 8 minute plank challengeThe 8 minute plank challenge gives you a complete, all-around core strength challenge
  • Motivation Monday
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

Blue Cross Insurance opens retail store in MN

Blue Cross Insurance opens retail store in MNBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota opened the company's first retail store on Saturday.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Health

Sewing Guild helps Children's Hospital fight Ebola

Sewing Guild helps Children's Hospital fight EbolaChildren's Hospital is getting help in their fight against Ebola from some unlikely partners.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Local

Minnesota on track to find 2 marijuana manufacturers

Minnesota on track to find 2 marijuana manufacturersMinnesota officials say they're on track to register two medical marijuana manufacturers by the end of the month.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Health Fair 11

Diabetes: Are you at risk?

Diabetes: Are you at risk?Diabetes cases are on the rise in Minnesota. Be part of a UofM study to find treatments.
  • Health Fair 11
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Health

Booster seat safety ratings

Booster seat safety ratingsThe Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is out with its annual ratings of vehicle booster seats.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Affordable Care Act

MNsure racing toward open enrollment

MNsure racing toward open enrollmentWith open enrollment just 10 days away, officials racing to ready Minnesota's health insurance exchange say there are risks ahead and they'll need all the remaining time for final testing.
  • Affordable Care Act
  • 3 weeks ago
Health Fair 11

'Flu Fighter To-Go' brings vaccine to you

'Flu Fighter To-Go' brings vaccine to you"Health Fair 11 and the Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency will bring the flu shots to you."
  • Health Fair 11
  • 3 weeks ago
Local

Minnesota says 48 in Ebola monitoring program

Minnesota says 48 in Ebola monitoring programMinnesota health officials say they're currently monitoring 48 recently arrived travelers as part of their new program to watch for signs of Ebola.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks ago
Ebola Outbreak

Franken: Ebola victim's widow to get benefits

Franken: Ebola victim's widow to get benefitsA Minnesota woman whose husband was the first American to die from Ebola will get survivor benefits.
  • Ebola Outbreak
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

Couple loses 380 pounds, finds true love

Couple loses 380 pounds, finds true loveCrysta Danaher and Bill Anderson lost almost 400 pounds between them. In the process, they found true love and ended up marrying Saturday in the hospital where they met in a support group for bariatric surgery patients.
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

Halloween candy a treat for troops

Halloween candy a treat for troopsYour Halloween candy could be a treat for troops serving overseas and you can get money as well.
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Local

Man needs 2nd heart transplant after disease kills his 4 brothers

Man needs 2nd heart transplant after disease kills his 4 brothersFrom the outside looking in of a hospital room at St. Mary's Hospital on the Mayo Campus in Rochester you would never guess how much heartbreak lives in the room of Ernie Balcueva.
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  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago