health

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Minnesota gets mixed grades on its tobacco report card

In Minnesota, the economic cost due to smoking is $2.519 million with 5,910 deaths per year attributed to smoking.

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Walz gives vaccine providers 3-day, 7-day deadlines to use doses

Those that don't use their allocation will be given less in the future.

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Minnesota health leaders say state's vaccine progress better than figures suggest

Minnesota is lagging behind national vaccination rates, but MDH leaders say this is because it's holding 2nd doses in reserve.

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COVID-19: First cases of U.K. variant confirmed in Minnesota

Five cases have been confirmed in the Twin Cities.

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MDH: 40% of homes in Minnesota have dangerous levels of radioactive gas

It's important to test your home for radon, especially now when so many people are spending more time at home due to COVID-19, health officials say.

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Businesses seek health and wellness professionals in pandemic era

The University of Wisconsin-Superior offers bachelor's and master's programs in the health and wellness arena.

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Health board votes to lift license suspension of bar that is staying open during shutdown

Havens Garden has remained open despite high levels of COVID-19 in the local area.

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Three simple ways to boost your immune health heading into winter

Eating right is one thing, but there are other ways to stay healthy as the days shorten.

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Mayo temporarily closes 5 clinics in southern MN amid COVID surge

The Mayo is reallocating staff to other sites as it deals with the COVID outbreak.

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Mystery over Duluth hospital CEO's sudden departure

Kevin Nokels stepped down this week, after less than 18 months in the role.

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Minnesota adds 2 more qualifying conditions for medical marijuana

There will be 17 conditions that qualify people to obtain medical marijuana in Minnesota.

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Sanford Health distances itself from its own CEO's views on face masks

The CEO said he wouldn't always wear a mask in public after recovering from COVID-19.

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Jan Malcolm: COVID linked to youth sports is higher than raw numbers

Jan Malcolm and Gov. Tim Walz explained the reasoning behind the decision to shut down youth sports.

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Gov. Walz tells Minnesotans: The time to beat COVID-19 is now

The governor is pleading with Minnesotans to play their part as the state enters its darkest hour in the battle against COVID-19.

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Pfizer, BioNTech SE announce their COVID-19 vaccine is 90% effective

The companies are applying for FDA approval later in November.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Saturday, November 7

The latest update from the Minnesota Department of Health.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 situation is dire, and too few are taking steps to stop it

Health officials say they're hoping to avoid another lockdown, but need people to stick to the advice already out there.

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MDH reveals likely plan for when COVID-19 vaccine is available in MN

The department says those most at risk will be prioritized first.