A student at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has been confirmed to have contracted a case of measles. University students were sent an email informing them of the case.
The university was told by state and county health officials about the occurrence of the viral disease Brooks Jackson, M.D., the Dean of the University of Minnesota Medical School said in the statement.
of Minnesota's kindergartners have the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella, which...
United Health Foundation
released the 25th annual edition of America’s Health Rankings
last week, providing a plethora of new analysis by which to measure the nation in regard to its healthiness. According to the website
“The report is based on data from the US Department...
Maybe you have a frail, disabled, or otherwise vulnerable parent as I do. He has attended to your well-being, perhaps beyond the number of years necessary – of course, you want to do everything you can to ensure his happiness. You guide her care, make sure she gets to her doctor appointments, and provide entertainment and activities when she is willing and able. Unfortunately, there are times when your parent may need you to help run errands or to just get out for some fun, but other obligations take you elsewhere.
What if a mall-like venue existed that offered diverse services to meet the needs and...
You know that rule that says you should drink eight glasses of water a day? While very important, it isn’t always fun or easy. Many people don’t like the taste of water or drinking a lot of it can become boring. Luckily, there is an another way to get your eight glasses a day and not hate doing it. Try detox water!
Detox water has been the talk of the summer. It is said to be a great waist slimmer and very beneficial to the body while flushing out harmful toxins. Some of the most popular detox water recipes include watermelon, which helps filter the liver and kidneys; lemon which regulates...!--more-->
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Food waste is a fact of life. Often the best thing we can do is try to compost what we don't use. As a home-brewer, I'm well aware of how much organic material doesn't make it to the final product; I've even tried using it in a variety of ways: breads, birdseed, etc. However, scientists in Spain may have developed the most innovative product yet from the biproduct: bone regenerating biomaterials.
I always thought the substance...!--more-->
A moratorium of a different nature is on its way to the city of lakes; this time it's the Minneapolis Park and Recreation board behind the regulations. For the past four years smokers have been restricted from lighting up within 100 feet of park buildings, pools, playgrounds and beaches; but this year the entire system of parks might be declared smoke and e-smoke free.
Park Commissioner (At Large) John Erwin and Commissioner Jon Olson (District 2, North Minneapolis) proposed the total ban for the 6,744 acres of city parkland. This prohibition appears...!--more-->
Medical breakthroughs are not uncommon in Minnesota, but the Mayo Clinic might have just taken the prize for 2014's greatest advancement. Using an extremely heavy dose of a specialized measles vaccine, doctors have put a woman's blood cancer into complete and undeniable remission (without the assistance of any other treatment). This "proof of concept" could be the tipping point for a method of attacking cancer which has drawn speculation for more than half a century.
Minnesota's tech and medical hub, Rochester, is among the fastest growing cities in the state. It has come a long way from its roots as a small town ripped up by a tornado in 1883. Over the last decade-and-a-half it has significantly outpaced the growth of Bloomington and Duluth to solidify its place as Minnesota's third largest city (with a population of ~110,000). Now, along with it's most notable edifice (the Mayo Clinic), Rochester hopes to keep its prolific momentum going with a new Destination Medical Center (DMC).
The holder of the third most populated city in Minnesota has been...!--more-->
Have you heard the great news? The mayors of Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth all agreed to proclaim Friday, March 28th as "MNsure Day!" I can't wait to go out and wish all my neighbors a "Merry MNsure Day!" or spread some cheer by saying: "I hope you've signed up for quality, affordable health insurance!"
Why do we need MNsure Day? Because there appear to be some silly boys and girls who haven't gotten the message that they need to sign up for health insurance by Monday or get a naughty-person fine! The fine is $95 or 1% of one's income, whichever is higher.
There might be some even naughtier
ones who are purposefully not