Health

Community Leaders Speak Out Against Big Tobacco

DULUTH, Minn. - It’s an email that Duluth Mayor Emily Larson was quoted as saying was “Shady to begin with,” and Community Action Duluth said was “unprecedented.” A big tobacco company has reportedly…

Minnesota Report Shows Slight Increase in Hospital Errors

ST. PAUL (AP) - Minnesota hospitals and surgical centers have reported that nearly 340 medical errors risked patient safety last year, but medical mistakes resulting in patient death declined. Minnesota Public Radio reports that the state Department of Health's annual…

U.S. Sees Steady Decline in New HIV Infections

NEW YORK (AP) - New calculations to better track HIV infections confirm that the United States is seeing a strong and steady decline. The number of new cases has been falling for years, but health officials wanted a clearer picture…

Caring for Cancer with Valentine Cards

DULUTH, Minn. - Handmade cards full of color and love are now decorating the Caring Ways Cancer Resource Center of Essentia Health in Duluth. The Duluth KidsClub started two years ago, when Founder…

Wisconsin, Minnesota Team Up to Take on Painkiller Abuse

ST. PAUL (AP) - Minnesota and Wisconsin are teaming up to tackle prescription painkiller abuse. The attorneys general from both states met at the Minnesota Capitol Monday to discuss their "Dose of Reality" campaign. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson says…

Insurance Signup Slip Sparks Worries of More Price Hikes

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Record-breaking signups in the state's health insurance exchange belies a startling trend: Fewer Minnesota residents are buying coverage on their own. Nearly 270,000 residents bought insurance last year on the individual market, where shoppers who…

Report: Opioid Deaths Doubled in Wisconsin Over Decade

MADISON (AP) - A new report says the rate of heroin overdose deaths grew more than 800 percent in Wisconsin over the last decade. Findings the Department of Health Services released Friday show the rate of overdose deaths involving heroin…

Minnesota Reports 1st Child Flu Death of Season

ST. PAUL (AP) - Minnesota has recorded its first child death due to influenza this season. The state Department of Health said Thursday one child death related to influenza has been reported since the start of the flu season. Influenza…

Oldest American, Adele Dunlap, Dies at Age 114

FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman who was the oldest American person has died at age 114. Martin Funeral Home says Adele Dunlap died Sunday at a hospital near Flemington. Dunlap had no explanation for her longevity. Asked…

Health Insurance Sign-ups Rise to Record Level

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)-Rising health insurance premiums and Minnesota's novel financial help program have driven record enrollment in private health plans. Officials at the state's exchange announced Thursday it had signed up more than 117,500 residents during 2017's open enrollment…

Flu Cases on Rise in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. - Winter may be winding down, but flu season is still going strong. Doctors at St. Luke's in Duluth say they've seen an increase in flu cases over the last few…

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