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September 13, 2016
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Overall, an estimated 24 million nonsmoking children and youths are exposed to secondhand smoke in the U.S., largely because of parents who smoke. This exposure can lead to long-term breathing and health problems and a shorter life expectancy.
Secondhand smoke can hurt kids years after exposure
September 13, 2016 - 1:27pm
August 9, 2016
Mitch Kluesner, a senior at the University of Minnesota, is working in the university’s Department of Pediatrics in a research laboratory to help find a cure for the rare form of bone cancer that killed one of his best friends, Zach Sobiech, three years ago. (Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
U of M student working to find cure for disease that killed his friend
August 9, 2016 - 8:05am
May 18, 2016
Cani Abdullah, left, reacts Monday to a Valley News Live report with friends Hamida Dakane and Hukun Abdullah who gathered to watch the report by the news station's "immigration and relocation" reporter Bradford Arick targeting the local refugee population as "health risks" to those living "in a refugee resettlement area." (NICK WAGNER | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Refugees, health officials dispute report suggesting refugees carry TB risk
May 18, 2016 - 5:30am
August 13, 2015
Humans may face malnutrition if birds and bees disappear
August 13, 2015 - 10:23pm
March 28, 2015
Avian influenza strikes Stearns County turkey flock
March 28, 2015 - 3:49pm
February 1, 2013
Editorial: Game of football not always ‘super’
February 1, 2013 - 12:00am
December 3, 2012
Jim Dahl tries an exercise during a class designed for people with Parkinson's disease. The classes at Bethesda Wellness Center in Willmar, in addition to physical therapy, help preserve strength, balance and range of motion. The program uses the "big" principle of large, amplified movements, a concept developed two decades ago to address the types of neurological issues seen in Parkinson's disease. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)
Bethesda in Willmar, Minn., develops pilot project specializing in Parkinson's disease
December 3, 2012 - 12:00am
September 28, 2012
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HealthBeat blog: Going public with disease
September 28, 2012 - 8:43am
July 9, 2012
Swimming is a healthy summertime activity, but health officials remind swimmers that they can reduce the chance of getting a waterborne illness by adopting hygiene habits that keep germs out of the water. Hand-washing after using the restroom or changing diapers is one basic. Public pools such as the Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center in Willmar, shown here, have protocols they follow if there's a mishap or accidental exposure. (Tribune file photo)
Health officials remind swimmers about waterborne disease prevention
July 9, 2012 - 12:00am
April 6, 2012
How to sign up
April 6, 2012 - 12:04pm
April 4, 2012
Minn. health officials report early start to tick-borne disease season
April 4, 2012 - 2:28pm
March 5, 2012
Gavin Hill and Rose Hartwig write the blog Sweet Conclusions at sweetconclusions.areavoices.com.
Sweet Conclusions blog: Heroes make us appreciate life
March 5, 2012 - 8:39am
February 3, 2012
This map released by the Yale School of Public Health on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 shows a map which indicates areas of the eastern United States where people have the highest risk of contracting Lyme disease based on data from 2004-2007. Researchers dragged sheets of fabric through the woods to snag ticks for the survey. The map shows a clear risk across much of the Northeast, from Maine to northern Virginia. Researchers at Yale University also identified a high-risk region across most of Wisconsin, northern...
Parts of Minnesota included in Lyme disease high risk areas
February 3, 2012 - 11:51am
January 25, 2011
Sen. Gary Kubly, DFL-Granite Falls, right, is pictured at the Capitol in this undated photo. Kubly was diagnosed with ALS in December. Also pictured is former Sen. Mary Olson, DFL-Bemidji. Tribune photo
Sen. Gary Kubly diagnosed with ALS; remains focused on legislative duties
January 25, 2011 - 5:00am
January 15, 2011
FILE - In this July 27, 2004 file photo, Ron Reagan, son former President Ronald Reagan, talks about stem cell research to the delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. Ronald Reagan's son suggests in a new book that his father suffered from the beginning stages of Alzheimer's disease while he was still in the White House, Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)
Ronald Reagan's son suggests in new book that father had Alzheimer's disease as president
January 15, 2011 - 9:57am