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Minnesota's Vapor Trail: Tracking toxic gases in basements

Discovery that contamination in soil can vaporize and seep into homes has prompted a statewide review of polluted sites.

Updated: March 31, 2014, - 09:26 AM

Mayo offers alternative to colonoscopy -- though it has its own 'ick' factor

Less invasive DNA test of stool samples is found to be effective at spotting cancers.

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 10:18 AM

Eagan day care provider sentenced to 45 days in infant's death

Judge chastised caregiver for placing the infant in an unsafe sleep position, then covering up her act.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 09:57 PM

Latest e-cig fear: Poisoned kids

Minnesota health officials reported 50 cases of children drinking e-cigarette liquid in 2013, a tenfold increase over the previous year.

Updated: March 19, 2014, - 12:08 PM

History of pollution haunts Como neighborhood in Minneapolis

The lessons learned from 30 years of lax oversight of chemicals left in a Minneapolis neighborhood could have implications across Minnesota, where dozens of other communities may harbor similar underground soil contamination.

Updated: March 17, 2014, - 09:41 AM

Health beat: MNsure ad no Harry and Louise

MNsure, the state’s new health insurance website, has replaced its comical TV ads featuring an accident-prone Paul Bunyan with an...

Updated: March 15, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Minnesota doctors are split on medical use of marijuana

Legalizing marijuana for medical use has reached the political front burner in Minnesota, prompting the state’s largest doctors’ group to bring fresh scrutiny to the benefits, the risks and the underlying science.

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 05:47 AM

Twin Cities teens battling mental illness find help at their doorsteps

Goal of early intervention and peer counseling is to avoid institutional care.

Updated: March 03, 2014, - 09:01 AM

Share of Minnesotans with workplace health insurance declines

Public coverage has grown, and officials hope MNsure will provide further help.

Updated: February 28, 2014, - 11:08 PM

Health beat: Insurance alone might not cut ER trips

A tenet of President Obama’s health reforms — that insuring more Americans will reduce reliance on expensive hospital emergency rooms...

Updated: February 28, 2014, - 06:29 PM

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