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Money shuffle in response to Zika virus will sting MN Health Department

The national response to the Zika virus means the U.S. is sharing less money with state health departments, including Minnesota’s.

The Minnesota Department of Health faces a loss of funding for next year that will amount to seven percent of its budget, … 284 more words


Young people, minorities, Twin Cities hit hardest by new HIV cases, report finds

The total number of new HIV diagnoses in Minnesota slightly decreased in 2015, but health officials are concerned about the higher rates of infection among certain demographics – specifically young people, minorities, Twin Cities metro area residents and people who use injection drugs. 459 more words


Be careful when using chemicals in the garden this spring, agency says

It’s finally warm again outside and many Minnesotans may start tending more to their lawns, trees and gardens.

It’s why the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has released… 183 more words


CDC confirms what we thought we knew about the Zika virus

The Zika virus does in fact cause microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects sometimes seen in the newborn children of a mother that contracted the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. 435 more words


Department of Health encourages healthy lifestyle at work

ALBERT LEA, Minn. –  On Wednesday morning, the Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce hosted a guest speaker who presented on the importance of promoting healthy lifestyles in the workplace. 305 more words

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National Poison Prevention Week, March 20-26

MN Poison Control System and Safe Kids MN Highlight Risks and Tips for Child Safety

In support of National Poison Prevention Week, March 20-26, the Minnesota Poison Control System and Safe Kids Minnesota are reminding parents and caregivers that children are at risk and offer practical suggestions to keep them safe. 454 more words


Study Shows Link Between Low Income, Diabetes

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Diabetes Alert Day is on Tuesday, and a new study shows a significant link between low income and risk for the disease. 180 more words