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Young adults lead smoking declines

For the first time in the 15-year history of the statewide smoking survey, Minnesota's youngest adults were no longer the most likely to smoke.

Updated: January 23, 2015, - 01:49 PM

Health beat: Chronic pain's toll growing in Minnesota

Many of the thorniest issues in health care in recent years have had to do with chronic, long-term pain.Regulators have...

Updated: January 22, 2015, - 07:42 PM

Hennepin County officials credit “nonintuitive” sex ed for plunge in teen births

13 percent decline vindicates sex ed that focuses on decisionmaking, health officials say.

Updated: January 21, 2015, - 10:52 PM

State study fails to answer nurse staffing problems

An issue simmering since the Twin Cities’ nurse picket of 2010 remains unresolved, to union’s frustration.

Updated: January 19, 2015, - 09:21 PM

Clinic offers a new way to treat children's pain

A trippy new patient room at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis is capable of producing an orange scent, or piping musical vibrations to a comfy chair, as part of the hospital’s movement away from conventional drugs and toward alternatives to help children in pain.

Updated: January 19, 2015, - 09:03 AM

New Americans struggle with health inequities

Study compares health by national origin and native language. State officials have been drawing attention to disparities.

Updated: January 17, 2015, - 10:48 PM

In Minnesota, number of flu cases suggests season has peaked

The latest influenza figures from the Minnesota Department of Health suggest this severe flu season might have peaked.Hospitalizations in the...

Updated: January 16, 2015, - 12:02 AM

Health beat: Did flu patients receive shots?

After reading about influenza-related deaths and hospitalizations, people often ask me whether or not flu victims had been vaccinated.It’s a...

Updated: January 15, 2015, - 11:27 PM

Minnesota's bill for Ebola preparations tops $1 million, state expert says

Health Department spent over $1 million.

Updated: January 14, 2015, - 08:21 PM

Obituary: Grace Heitzig, 12, was fun, energetic and a 'gamer' by nature

The evening of Jan. 5 was everything Charlie and Katie Heitzig loved about their bubbly daughter, 12-year-old Grace. She was...

Updated: January 12, 2015, - 07:45 PM

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