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State Senators Want Answers On Senior Neglect, Abuse

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Reports of neglect and abuse of senior citizens in care facilities have a group of state senators demanding answers.

Tuesday afternoon, the senators called on Health Department officials to explain the failure of the… 377 more words

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MN Health Dept. Spent $2.3M During 5-Month Measles Outbreak

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Health Department says it is concerned about another measles outbreak in Minnesota.

Department officials told a Senate hearing today there are no new measles cases, but the situation is “still critical.” 103 more words

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October: Seasonal flu vaccination clinics for state employees

The State of Minnesota Employee workplace flu vaccination clinics have been scheduled.

The seasonal flu shot will be available at selected state agency locations, with no out of pocket costs to state employees who present their Minnesota Advantage Health Plan member ID card (Blue Cross, Preferred One or Health Partners card). 208 more words

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MDH Confirms 79th Measles Case In Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota now has it’s 79th measles case, diagnosed about a couple weeks before the Minnesota Department of Health was set to declare the outbreak over. 287 more words

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City Council To Host Public Hearing On Menthol Cigarette Restrictions

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The sale of menthol cigarettes in Minneapolis may soon be restricted to adult-only tobacco shops.

The Star Tribune reports that the city has an ordinance that limits other flavored tobacco products to adult-only tobacco shops. 107 more words

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Measles in Minnesota: 2017 Update

Special thanks to NFID Secretary, Patricia (Patsy) A. Stinchfield, RN, MS, CPNP, CIC, Senior Director, Infection Prevention & Control and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Infectious Disease/Immunology at Children’s Minnesota, for this guest blog about the current measles outbreak in Minnesota.  502 more words

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Brooklyn Park To Drain Water Reservoir After Vandalism

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Health says Brooklyn Park’s water is safe after someone broke into a city reservoir.

City officials say staff discovered that the tank had been vandalized during a routine inspection on May 20. 57 more words

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