Health

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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Al Schoch
May 04, 2018 - 7:20 am
With the Minnesota Fishing Opener coming up on May 12, the catch of the day is a little smaller in two Twin Cities-area lakes. Updated fish consumption guidelines from the state health department advises everyone to avoid eating any fish caught in Lake Elmo, or any largemouth bass from Lake Harriet...
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