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November 20, 2018
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Romaine lettuce is not safe to eat, CDC warns US consumers
November 20, 2018 - 2:58pm
November 19, 2018
At Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes, expectant moms testing positive for opiates has increased a percentage point from 2017 to 2018, roughly. Forum News Service file photo
Born addicted: As opioid-affected births rise, early treatment is key
November 19, 2018 - 7:00am
Miranda Sweely, a nurse at St. Luke’s in Duluth, swabbed her cheek 3 years ago, entering herself into the Be the Match National Donor Program for bone marrow donations. This fall, she heard back she was a match, and flew to Washington, D.C., to donate. While becoming more common, finding a match can still take months, and not soon enough for many with forms of leukemia. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
After three years, Duluth nurse becomes a match for leukemia patient, donates bone marrow
November 19, 2018 - 6:00am
November 15, 2018
Katie Bjorndahl on a tractor at the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion. Submitted photo
Life after Katie: How Minnesota family remembers her by promoting mental health awareness
November 15, 2018 - 7:00am
November 12, 2018
Winter sunset. 

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Seasonal depression, 'winter blues' and SAD
November 12, 2018 - 3:35pm
A chair dip exercise can get the blood flowing in your arms even while you're at work during the day. Thinkstock / Special to The Forum
New government guidelines say you can get your exercise in small doses
November 12, 2018 - 10:07am
November 9, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Growing patient numbers at the Willmar Regional Cancer Center have created a space crunch, including in the reception area shown here, which also leads to privacy concerns. An expansion plan under development will receive funds raised by the Rice Health Foundation’s annual gala.
Changes in store as Willmar Cancer Center patient numbers grow
November 9, 2018 - 7:00am
November 5, 2018
Jim Sagissor suffered debilitating chronic pain after a motorcycle accident in 2011. He relied heavily on narcotic painkillers, which failed to alleviate his pain and caused problems. His pain has been greatly relieved after a procedure last year implanted a spinal cord stimulator, which sends messages to his brain to block the pain.
Opioid free: Pain ‘like a thousand bee stings’ now a manageable ‘nuisance’
November 5, 2018 - 7:46am
November 4, 2018
Michael Cao, 17, of Shoreview, designed a virtual-reality app to help prepare children for MRI scans. The app is being used by Gillette Children’s hospital in St. Paul. (Deanna Weniger / Pioneer Press)
For children fearful of MRI tests, Minnesota teen’s virtual-reality app makes it a game
November 4, 2018 - 9:27am
Seeing red or singing the blues? Here are some tips to help you survive election night stress
November 4, 2018 - 8:30am
November 1, 2018
Heartwood Senior Living Community was recently cited for neglect. Forum News Service file photo
Central Minnesota senior facility cited for neglect of unattended man
November 1, 2018 - 2:06pm
October 22, 2018
Doctors told Josh Bangert, 15, of West Chicago, Illinois, that he will lose his vision in a few months.  Courtesy of Keith Bangert.
Illinois teen on the cusp of losing his sight is on a mission to see the country
October 22, 2018 - 3:17pm
October 20, 2018
Carol Bradley Bursack, Minding Our Elders columnist.
Care home placement agencies can be helpful
October 20, 2018 - 8:01am
October 18, 2018
Mad Cow disease case confirmed on farm in Scotland
October 18, 2018 - 7:38am
October 14, 2018
Paul Auger, right, gives advice to his grandson, Waylon, who tries to help replace a front-wheel bearing at Auger Garage in White Bear Lake on Friday. Waylon, a “potential fifth-generation owner” of the shop, was with Auger last year when he first noticed symptoms of  Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the nerves. He is still recovering from the illness. Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Trapped inside his own body: Twin Cities man recovering from paralysis caused by Guillain-Barre syndrome
October 14, 2018 - 7:36am