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Health Department Says This Year's Flu Season Should Be Milder

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — State health officials are hoping for a milder flu season. They say this season’s vaccine will be more effective than last year’s. 288 more words

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Public to help decide if intractable pain should qualify for medical cannabis perscriptions

The Minnesota Department of Health wants to know whether or not you think it should add another condition to the list of those that qualify for cannabis prescriptions in the  314 more words

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MDH: Lab Testing Rules Out Amoeba As Cause Of Swimming Teen's Death

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that a Minnesota child, Hunter Boutain, did not die from suspected Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) as was reported in early July, the Minnesota Department of Health announced Monday. 407 more words

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Too Few Teens Get HPV Vaccine, Health Department Says

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Too few teens are getting the HPV vaccine, leaving them at risk for several types of cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control. 367 more words

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Ramsey Co. Man Dies Of Meningitis, MDH Urges Vaccinations

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Ramsey County man’s death from meningitis has the Minnesota Department of Health urging men who have sex with men to get vaccinated. 195 more words

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Report: Ticks, Risk Of Lyme Disease Are Rapidly Increasing

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A new report states the risk of Lyme disease is rapidly growing.

Minnesota is one of 17 that carry the highest risk for Lyme disease in the U.S., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there are more high-risk areas in Minnesota than before. 100 more words

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Minnesota teen dies from suspected brain-eating amoeba

LAKE MINNEWASKA, Minnesota — A brain-eating amoeba might be behind the death of a 14-year-old boy in Minnesota, health officials say.

Hunter Boutain became ill after swimming in Lake Minnewaska, in the west-central area of the state. 253 more words

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