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Child deaths from the flu this season are the highest in years

Ten children have died from influenza-related illness during this flu season in Minnesota, topping the number of pediatric flu deaths in the 2009 “pandemic.”

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Shielding birth certificates from businesses

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota lawmaker wants to restrict public access to parental contact information on birth certificates.

Mankato DFL Senator Kathy Sheran says she wants to prevent companies from collecting the email and home addresses and phone numbers that parents list on birth certificates. 89 more words


MDH: Potentially-Harmful Chemical Found In New Brighton Drinking Water

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Health says elevated levels of a potentially-harmful chemical have been detected in New Brighton’s drinking water system.

Health officials say the presence of the chemical — 1, 4-Dioxane — does not pose an immediate health risk, but long-time exposure could present a cancer threat. 127 more words


DNR Offers Turkey Hunting Tips For Areas Near Bird Flu

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Turkey hunting season starts Wednesday in Minnesota, but the risks may be a little higher than usual this year.

So far, 13 turkey farms across the state have reported outbreaks of bird flu in their flocks, and nearly 1 million turkeys were killed in order to prevent the virus from spreading. 94 more words


Health Officials: 2 More Child Deaths In Minnesota Linked To Flu

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –Minnesota health officials confirmed Friday morning that two more Minnesota children have died from the flu.

The cases happened a few weeks ago, but were just confirmed as being flu-related. 38 more words


Study finds benefits of paid sick time

KIMT News 3 – Paid sick leave is a perk for many job seekers out there, but research shows it benefits everyone.

The Minnesota Department of Health’s Center for Health Equity found there are numerous benefits for a business offering paid sick leave.  162 more words


Showing Your Backside Has An Upside in OOH

There are many topics not suitable for “dinner conversation,” and while colon cancer may also fall into that bucket, here are some sobering stats to be aware of, before you dismiss it: 211 more words