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Health Officials: Syphilis Rates Spike For Minnesota Women

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A jump in syphilis cases among Minnesota women is concerning health officials, the Minnesota Department of Health announced Tuesday.

According to preliminary data for 2015, syphilis cases in women were up 63 percent compared to 2014. 177 more words


MDH Warns Of Salmonella Investigation Into Powdered Nutrition Shakes

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Officials at the Minnesota Department of Health say they’re investigating salmonella cases linked to a brand of powdered nutrition shakes.

The MDH said an outbreak of the foodborne illness was linked to eating “Garden of Life Organic Shake and Meal Replacement” in Minnesota, Wisconsin and several other states. 99 more words


MDH Warns Of Water Contamination In Aging Lead Pipes

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Flint is like a lot of American cities with lead pipes in their water systems.

Usually harmless chemicals are added to the water to protect the pipes from corrosion. 423 more words


MDH: Health Care Costs 8 Times More For Those With Chronic Disease

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A new report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has found that chronic disease sufferers are paying drastically more than those without chronic conditions. 224 more words



ALBERT LEA, Minn.- January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month throughout the US. The Minnesota Department of Health wants to make a pact for preventing birth defects. 125 more words

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Minnesota Prepares For Flu Season

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The flu is the virus that haunts us all winter long.

But Kris Ehresmann of the Minnesota Department of Health is calling this season lackluster, so far. 291 more words


MDH: New Strain Of Norovirus Has Entered Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A new strain of norovirus in Minnesota could mean more norovirus illnesses, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced Tuesday.

According to the health agency, the new strain is called GII.17 Kawasaki and caused many outbreaks in Asia last winter before arriving in the U.S. 170 more words