Health & Fitness

Minnesota Man With COVID Dies After Legal Battle Over Ventilator

CBS Minnesota (Health) 1/22 8:46A Health – WCCO | CBS Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)   A Buffalo man who had been battling COVID-19 on a ventilator has died days after he was moved to a Texas hospital amid a legal battle between his family and a Minnesota health care system. Last week, an Anoka County judge...

New COVID Testing Site To Open In St. Paul On Tuesday

CBS Minnesota (Health) 1/21 9:04A Health – WCCO | CBS Minnesota
ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO)   A temporary COVID-19 testing site will open in St. Paul on Tuesday. The site, at the Minnesota Department of Transportation Building, will be able to process 1,000 tests a day. Hours will be from 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. every...

Minneapolis Restaurants File Suit Over City’s COVID Vaccine Mandate

CBS Minnesota (Health) 1/21 6:20A Health – WCCO | CBS Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) A group of Minneapolis restaurants has filed suit against the City of Minneapolis and Mayor Jacob Frey in response to its emergency order mandating vaccines or negative COVID-19 tests, which went into effect earlier this week....

Minnesota Ranks Among Top 10 Most Active States, But It’s Not All Good News

CBS Minnesota (Health) 1/21 2:18A Health – WCCO | CBS Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) A new report shows a quarter of all Americans don t get enough physical activity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracked all 50 states and found those in the south are least active. Colorado has the most active...

MDH Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann To Retire Feb. 2

CBS Minnesota (Health) 1/20 7:35A Health – WCCO | CBS Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) One of Minnesota s leaders in the ongoing battle against COVID-19 will retire next month. The Minnesota Department of Health announced Thursday that Infectious Disease Director Kris...

Restaurant Owners, Managers & Customers Adapt To First Day Of Vaccine Mandate

CBS Minnesota (Health) 1/19 1:19P Health – WCCO | CBS Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – After a week’s preparation, restaurants and diners in Minneapolis and St. Paul ushered in a new era of COVID-19 protections Wednesday mandatory COVID vaccination or negative tests for customers over the age of five. In...

COVID Levels Dropping In St. Paul Wastewater: ‘It’s Promising’

CBS Minnesota (Health) 1/19 12:00P Health – WCCO | CBS Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) Scientist Steven Balogh studies wastewater from the Metro Plant in St. Paul, that collects from nearly two million people from 66 cities. The plant measures the amount of virus that...

Extra Nurses Arrive At Minnesota Hospitals For Staff Relief

CBS Minnesota (Health) 1/19 11:54A Health – WCCO | CBS Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) Nurses the state hired to assist hospitals amid a staffing shortage began arriving to Minnesota on Wednesday, a welcome boost as patient volumes overwhelm the health care system. Gov. Tim Walz last week announced $40 million in...
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