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Steve Simpson
December 07, 2018 - 10:16 am
A strange and scary story from Seattle has neti pot users asking some questions. Doctors believe a 69-year old woman who died back in February from rare brain-eating amoebas used regular tap water to rinse her sinuses. "This is extremely rare that this would happen, but I guess it's something to...
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Sloane Martin
November 01, 2018 - 4:52 am
The 2019 MNsure open enrollment period is underway, allowing those who don't get insurance through their employer get health insurance coverage. Officials announced earlier this month that premiums on the individual market are expected to be between 7 and 27 percent lower in 2019. MNSure CEO Nate...
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Ben Bradshaw
Steve Simpson
October 19, 2018 - 10:19 am
Hy-Vee is recalling several meat and potato products due to salmonella and listeria concerns. The possible contamination was discovered after its supplier, McCain Foods announced a recall of caramelized mushrooms and roasted tomatoes that are used in some Hy-Vee products. Out of an abundance of...
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Sloane Martin
October 16, 2018 - 1:43 pm
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has filed a lawsuit against three pharmaceutical companies over the rising cost of insulin. It alleges Sanofi, Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly fraudulently set list prices of the life-sustaining substance, then negotiated a lower actual price by paying rebates to...
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October 08, 2018 - 5:08 pm
A leading voice on infectious disease investigation says a mysterious illness that's been found in a handful of Minnesota children may be caused by viruses that have adapted to the polio vaccine. The disease, known as acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, affects the central nervous system and can cause...
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Sloane Martin
September 19, 2018 - 4:42 am
The State Department of Health is teaming up with the Minnesota's largest employers to help combat the opioid crisis . More than 400 opioid-related deaths were reported in 2017. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 times more potent than heroin, continues to be especially deadly. According to the DOH...
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Sloane Martin
September 10, 2018 - 5:43 am
Amid rising rates, advocates are using today's World Suicide Prevention Day to try and put a stop to the needless loss of life. Being able to recognize behavior changes in loved ones and listening can help people identify someone in need of help. National Alliance on Mental Illness - Minnesota...
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Sloane Martin
September 08, 2018 - 4:54 pm
The neonatal intensive care unit at Hennepin Healthcare celebrated 50 years Saturday. It has helped thousands upon thousands of families bring home babies who grew up to be happy and healthy. The dozens of kids running around during the celebration were proof of the life-saving efforts. "We are...
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