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Washington County Residents Get Bottled Water After Well Concerns

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Dozens of homeowners in Washington County are being told not to drink their well water.

The Minnesota Department of Health says well water at about 80 homes contains concerning levels of man-made pollutants called PFCs, which are often found in firefighting foam. 303 more words


Reporter's Dilemma: Naming Owners of Tainted Water Wells

By Casey Bukro

Ethics is not only a matter of what a journalist should do, but also what she should not.

That was the dilemma facing Jennifer Martin-Romme, co-owner with her husband Taylor of the… 1,147 more words


MDH: Radon Levels Dangerously High In 40 Percent Of Minn. Homes

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Health has launched a new tool to help people see radon levels in their counties.

Radon — an odorless, colorless gas that occurs naturally in Minnesota soils — is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. 44 more words


Gardasil and Cervical Cancer: A Hoax in the Making?

Duty to Warn

By Gary G. Kohls, MD

(Exploring Big Pharma’s Unproven Assertion that Gardasil Will Prevent Cervical Cancer)

According to a recent Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) report, cancer of the cervix was the 14th most common malignancy among Minnesota women. 2,203 more words


Health officials aim to spread awareness about Zika

ALBERT LEA, Minn. – Area and state leaders are gathering to address the growing concern for the Zika virus.

“It seems like the government often ends up on the reactive side of things and I really want to make sure we’re on the proactive side with this because it’s important,” said State Rep. 278 more words

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Minnesota's First statewide summit on sexual violence prevention takes place at Metropolitan State

About 300 people from 57 colleges nationwide attended the the 2016 Minnesota Campus Sexual Violence Prevention Summit hosted by Metropolitan State June 9-10.

The purpose of the summit is to bring Minnesota colleges campuses together to connect, and to learn and engage in campus sexual violence prevention.  200 more words


For HIV/AIDS Patients In Minnesota, The Fight Is Far From Over

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Inside a small, south Minneapolis home, 55-year-old AIDS patient Duane Bandel is finding a small piece of relief. It’s Wednesday, and one of the only days of the week where he doesn’t have an appointment with any of the doctors and health specialists that help keep him alive and comfortable. 882 more words