Health

Chicken Pox Cases on Rise in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS-Minnesota health officials say there's an increase in the number of chickenpox cases this year. Department of Health spokesman Doug Schultz says nearly 400 cases have been reported, the highest number since 2013 when about 480 cases were reported. Schultz…

Dealing With Dementia During the Holidays

DULUTH, Minn.-  Gathering with family during the holidays is exciting but can be hectic for those suffering with dementia. Experts told FOX 21 make sure your festive gathering is a safe space. Ensure…

Expert Offers Tips on Winter Skin Care

DULUTH, Minn. - Winter in the Northland can be hard on your skin because of the cold, dry air causing inflammation. Staff at one local spa in Duluth have a few tips…

'Man Flu' is Real, Researcher Claims

(FOX NEWS) - The so-called “man flu” has been a punchline for decades, but according to one expert it may be time to stop taking it lightly. Dr. Kyle Sue, a Canadian doctor whose findings…

Wisconsin Health Professionals Hope to Expand Vaccine Access

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Medical College of Wisconsin wants to expand access to vaccines by having drug stores offer immunizations. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the college is spending $489,000 on a vaccination project with the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin.…

Northland Doctors Discuss Ethical Patient Care

DULUTH, Minn.- Northland medical professionals are discussing ethical issues when treating patients with pain or addiction. The goal of the Medical Ethics Conference is to make sure patients are being treated fairly. When…

Essentia Health Pharmacies Accepting Unwanted Medications

DULUTH, Minn. - Essentia Health is looking to keep unused or expired medications out of the wrong hands, as well as out of landfills and waters. Essentia announced Monday that anyone looking to get rid of prescription and over-the-counter drugs…

Hermantown Students Graduate from D.A.R.E.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. - Hermantown kids are ready for some of life's toughest lessons, thanks to the D.A.R.E program. More than 170 sixth grade students graduated from the 2017 D.A.R.E program In Friday. Hermantown police…

Health Care Fallout: Fate of 8M Low-Income Children in Limbo

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The collateral damage from Congress' struggle to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law could include a program that covers more than 8 million low-income children. The Children's Health Insurance Program, also known as CHIP, provides low-cost…

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