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MDH: Fentanyl Contributes To Surge In Opioid-Related Deaths In 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Preliminary data shows that Minnesota in 2017 experienced a surge in deaths caused by fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, a preliminary analysis of death records shows that synthetic opioid-involved deaths increased 74 percent from 2016 to 2017. 210 more words


Minnesota Sees Another Spike In STD Cases

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – State health officials say sexually transmitted diseases continue to rise in Minnesota, with record numbers of chlamydia and hepatitis C cases reported last year. 238 more words


Study: Minnesotans Live Longer, Healthier Lives Than Most Other U.S. Residents

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesotans live longer, healthier lives than residents of most other states, according to a new study.

The study, conducted by the University of Washington, ranked Minnesota fourth overall in life expectancy in the United States. 159 more words


Dayton Introduces Legislation To Fight Elder Abuse

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Governor Mark Dayton is taking action to help protect Minnesota seniors.

This comes after a wave of criticism against the state health department’s lag in addressing elder abuse claims. 176 more words


Report: State's Neglect Of Elder Abuse Cases 'Deep And Pervasive'

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A scathing report was released Tuesday about a state agency charged with investigating elder abuse in Minnesota.

The Office of Legislative Auditor revealed the Office of Health Facility Complaints failed to investigate thousands of abuse allegations. 412 more words


Relatives Of Elder Abuse Victims Give Powerful Testimony At Capitol Hearing

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Dozens of families demanded action at the State Capitol Wednesday after their loved ones were abused in Minnesota senior care facilities.

The Minnesota Senate hearing room was filled with families, many of them weeping openly. 238 more words


Minnesota Reports 116,000 Jump In Uninsured

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The number of Minnesota residents without health insurance jumped by 116,000 in the past two years, the state Department of Health said Tuesday. 553 more words