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WCCO Radio Newsroom
December 20, 2019 - 7:08 am
M Health Fairview and Allina Health hospitals have put in place temporary visitor restrictions due to a widespread flu outbreak in the state. Both are prohibiting children under the age of five from entering their facilities. In addition, they're asking anyone who is sick or has flu-like symptoms...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, a man uses a cell phone in New Orleans. The Federal Communications Commission is setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline. Once it's implemented, people will just need to dial 988 to seek help, similar to calling 911 for emergencies or 311 for city services. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
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December 12, 2019 - 5:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators are setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline in order to make it easier to seek help and reduce the stigma associated with mental health. Once it's implemented, people will just need to dial 988 to seek help, similar to calling 911...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, a man using an electronic cigarette exhales in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. On Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, the American Medical Association said it is calling for an immediate ban on all electronic cigarette and vaping devices. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
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November 19, 2019 - 7:46 pm
The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for an immediate ban on all electronic cigarettes and vaping devices. The group adopted the sweeping stance at a policy-making meeting in San Diego. It aims to lobby for state and federal laws, regulations or legal action to achieve a ban, but the...
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Dave Lee
October 29, 2019 - 10:14 am
Tobacco and vaping was the topic at the state capitol Monday, as lawmakers look ahead to the 2020 session and introduce efforts to stem teen addiction. As the dangers of vaping are becoming more evident to medical professionals, there is a concerted effort to make it harder for kids to have access...
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Mark Freie
October 01, 2019 - 4:30 pm
Thousands of Minnesota students will trade in bus, car, and other motorized rides on Wednesday for the annual Walk and Bike to School Day. The annual day is part of a national campaign encouraging students and parents to increase their physical activity, practice pedestrian and bicycle safety, and...
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In this Tuesday, April 10, 2018 photo, Marshfield High School Principal Robert Keuther displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students in such places as restrooms or hallways at the school in Marshfield, Mass. Illinois health officials are reporting what could be United States' first death tied to vaping. In a Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, news release, the Illinois Department of Public Health says a person who recently vaped died after being hospitalized with "severe respiratory illness." The agency didn't give any other information about the patient, including a name or where the person lived. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
WCCO Radio Newsroom
August 21, 2019 - 5:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of breathing illnesses reported among people who vape is growing. Health officials are now looking into more than 150 possible cases in 16 states. Officials on Wednesday said the Food and Drug Administration has joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and...
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