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MDH: Flu Remains Widespread In MN; 6 More Die In Flu Season

CBS Minnesota (Health) 2/7 3:10A Health – WCCO | CBS Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) says influenza remains widespread throughout the state and the country. According to MDH, six more people have died from the flu, bringing the total to 43 deaths in the 2019–2020 flu...

Hundreds Of Twin Cities Healthcare Workers Voting On Possible Strike

CBS Minnesota (Health) 2/6 5:43A Health – WCCO | CBS Minnesota
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of union members who work for HealthPartners in the Twin Cities are voting on whether to stage a week-long strike. Service Employees International Union represents 1,800 members at HealthPartners in Minnesota....

Kim Johnson Works With Doctors To Curb Sleepwalking

CBS Minnesota (Health) 2/3 4:04P Health – WCCO | CBS Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) Oftentimes the stories about sleepwalking are presented as funny, but doctors say the dangers of sleep walking are no laughing matter. WCCO s Kim Johnson knew she needed help after a scary sleep walking incident last year. She...

Gov. Walz Introduces Compromise Bill To Improve Affordable Insulin Access

CBS Minnesota (Health) 1/30 5:26A Health – WCCO | CBS Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) Gov. Tim Walz and other DFL leaders on Thursday introduced a compromise bill aimed at improving access to affordable insulin. Walz says the “commonsense legislation” includes provisions put forward from Republicans during...

Children Taking Extra Hard Hit From Illnesses This Season

CBS Minnesota (Health) 1/29 11:25A Health – WCCO | CBS Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) Twin Cities health providers say this is a worrisome time. It s prime season for flu, RSV, and now there is international concern for coronavirus. Cayden Clark of Baldwin, Wisconsin...

North Minneapolis Man Stuck In Wuhan Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

CBS Minnesota (Health) 1/29 11:00A Health – WCCO | CBS Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) A chartered plane evacuating U.S. citizens from Wuhan, China landed at a military base in Southern California Wednesday, carrying 201 U.S. diplomats or citizens considered at risk for contracting the deadly coronavirus. One...

MSP Airport On List Of Those Expanding Screenings For Coronavirus

CBS Minnesota (Health) 1/28 9:54A Health – WCCO | CBS Minnesota
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials offered a reality check Tuesday about the scary new virus from China: They’re expanding screenings of international travelers and taking other precautions but for now, they insist the risk to Americans is...

Nurses, Doctors Protest In St. Paul Over Potential Closure Of 2 Hospitals

CBS Minnesota (Health) 1/23 8:38A Health – WCCO | CBS Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) Nurses, doctors and patients rallied outside the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown St. Paul Thursday. They were protesting the plans made by Fairview Health Services last month to cut more than half of the beds at Bethesda...

Reality Check: President Trump’s Claims About Pre-Existing Conditions

CBS Minnesota (Health) 1/15 4:15P Health – WCCO | CBS Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) President Donald Trump is telling millions of his Twitter followers that he saved patients with pre-existing conditions from being denied insurance coverage. He is also suggesting he is responsible for getting pre-existing...
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