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Doctors, Firefighters Warn Fairgoers to Prepare for the Heat

Doctors are warning people going to the Minnesota State Fair to be prepared for hot weather. Heat-related illness is one of the most common reasons people get sick at the fair. Doctors from Regions Hospital have teamed up with the St. Paul Fire Department to provide care at the State Fair....


  • No Quick Answer for UCare in Fight to Maintain Contracts

    A Minnesota judge says he'll decide next week whether to give UCare more time to win back its public health plan contracts. UCare sued state officials earlier this month, alleging the state arbitrarily cut them out during a statewide bidding process...

  • The Food and Drug Administration approved the drug Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, for two groups of patients who are unable to control their cholesterol with existing drugs and treatments. Amgen Wins Approval for Second Biotech Cholesterol Drug

    Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades. The drug Repatha could eventually help millions of Americans who face increased risks of heart disease because they cannot control their cholesterol with existing drugs and methods...

  • One of Minnesota Mom's Conjoined Twins has Died

    A Colorado hospital where a Minnesota woman gave birth to conjoined twins says one of the babies has died. Amber McCullough delivered the twin girls, Hannah and Olivia, by cesarean section on Wednesday...
     

  • Minn. Considers Allowing Medical Marijuana for Intractable Pain Patients

    Should Minnesotans with intractable pain be able to buy medical marijuana? It's a question state officials are asking and the answer could drastically expand Minnesota's medical marijuana program...

  • Mother of Conjoined Twins to Give Birth in Colorado

    A woman preparing to give birth to conjoined twins in Colorado has been told one of the babies won't survive. Amber McCullough, of Hastings, Minnesota, tells KUSA-TV she hopes to be able to see both of her twin girls after they are delivered by C-section before they are taken to surgery to separate them at 32 weeks gestation.

  • Causes, Treatment of Fall Allergies in Minn.

    With cooling temperatures upon us, many are experiencing the onslaught of fall allergies. According to practitioners at Entira Family Clinics, ragweed season is in full swing now through the end of September....

  • Summit Held at U of Minn. in Effort to Tackle Prescription Drug Abuse

    Minnesota's prescription drug abuse problem is well-known and now, there's a new effort to find a solution going forward. On Tuesday, the University of Minnesota hosted a prescription drug summit....

  • Filomena assists her husband, Jay Bown, with combing his hair before a wedding reception at their Orem, Utah home on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. Jay was diagnosed with early stages of dementia three years ago. Filomena became her husband's his full-time care Report: Almost 47 million People Have Dementia

    Health researchers say there are almost 47 million people living with dementia globally, up from 35 million in 2009. They warned that without a medical breakthrough, numbers will likely double every 20 years...    
     

  • First-of-its-Kind Prescription Drug Abuse Summit Held at U of Minn.

    Minnesota's prescription drug abuse problem is well-known and now, there's a new effort to find a solution going forward. On Tuesday, the University of Minnesota hosted a prescription drug summit....

  • Study: Minn. Schools Fall Short on Providing Healthy Environment for Students with Asthma

    A recent study shows Minnesota schools fall short when it comes to providing a healthy and safe learning environment for children with asthma or allergies. The study from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America shows Minnesota met 15 of the 23 core policy standards and seven of 12 extra credit indicators...

  • A health care tax form 8962 is seen in Washington. the next few days are crucial for hundreds of thousands of customers who risk losing financial aid when they renew for 2016. Tardy Tax Filers Risk Loss of Health Care Subsidies

    Sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law doesn't start for another couple of months, but the next few days are crucial for hundreds of thousands of customers who risk losing financial aid when they renew coverage for 2016...

  • A nurse places Judith Bernstein's chemotherapy medication on an intravenous stand at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Second Cancers are on the Rise; 1 in 5 US Cases is a Repeat

    Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before. When doctors talk about second cancers, they mean a different tissue type or a different site, not a recurrence or spread of the original tumor...

  • In this Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 file photo, bystanders listen to a street preacher calling on people to raise their hands and With Many Ebola Survivors Ailing, Doctors Evaluate Situation

    Lingering health problems afflicting many of the roughly 13,000 Ebola survivors have galvanized global and local health officials to find out how widespread the ailments are, and how to remedy them....

  • Minnesota to Reap $1.2M in Settlement With Drugmaker

    Minnesota's share of a $71 million multistate settlement with biotech drugmaker Amgen tops $1.2 million. The deal to end an investigation into illegal marketing of two drugs made by the company was announced earlier this week...

  • North Memorial Closing Home Care Operations

    North Memorial Medical Center is closing its Home Care business. Employees tell KSTP about 100 employees will be laid off. Affected positions range from nurses to clerical workers. Employees say about 400 patients will be affected by the closure....









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