Category: Health

Opioid Bill

Opioid Bill

Yesterday a new bill has been passed to combat the opioid crisis in the Minnesota House. The bill will support many strategies to support prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery. Data from the Minnesota Health Department shows that in 2017 nearly 800 people took their own lives and over half of those deaths were from opioid overdoses. The state has a […]

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MN School Milk Grants

MN School Milk Grants

30 Minnesota schools and Early Education Programs will be receiving grants to serve additional dairy products. The Department of Agriculture awarded more than $50,000 in a grant funding the 30 schools milk coolers. The grant recipients will be part of the first round of milk cooler grants awarded. The second round of funding is open until April 4th for organizations […]

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New E-Cig Law

New E-Cig Law

New regulations on E-Cig flavors sales are being moved forward by US Health Regulators. The plan of the new guidelines is to keep E-Cigs out of the hands of teenagers who are under the age of 18. The guidelines would restrict sales of flavored products in stores by customers verifying their age or age-restricted areas for vaping products According to […]

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United Healthcare Rebate

United Healthcare Rebate

United Health Care is expanding a program that passes rebates directly from drugmakers to consumers. Starting next year, all employer-sponsored health care plans that use UnitedHealthCare must give pass point-of-sale discounts to consumers. The Minnetonka based insurer says the initial direct-rebate program has lowered costs by $130 per prescription.

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Trump Medicare Cuts

Trump Medicare Cuts

President Trump is facing harsh criticism for steep Medicare payment cuts to hospitals proposed in his new budget. The budget calls for $845 billion in Medicare spending reductions over the next 10 years. The White House says this is a better use of taxpayers’ dollars. As presidential candidate, Trump pledged not to cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid.

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CBD Products in St. Cloud

There has been a new product circling around the St. Cloud area that has been extremely popular and carries many benefits. This new product is called CBD. CBD stands for Cannabidiol, which is a compound that is found in the flower of a cannabis plant. Although CBD is found in the cannabis plant, it does not contain the components in […]

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Minnesota Health Insurance Enrollement

Minnesota Health Insurance Enrollement

(ST. PAUL, MINN)UTVS-Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace is now open for enrollment. Starting Thursday, Minnesotan’s are able to compare plans from different companies and are able to estimate out-of-pocket costs. The deadline to enroll for the coverage is December 15th, and the coverage beings January 1st. To enroll for the coverage, log onto the MNsure website before December 15th.

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Duluth Infant’s Death is Investigated as Homicide

Duluth Infant’s Death is Investigated as Homicide

(DULUTH, MINNESOTA)UTVS-The death of a Duluth infant is being investigated by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner as a homicide. Jamal Trey Chaterlays-Simpson was only 5 weeks old when he died on August 10th at the Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. Jamal Trey Chaterlays-Simpson is said to have died from head trauma according to the medical examiner. No one is currently in […]

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Minnesota Schools Awarded Mental Health Grant

Minnesota Schools Awarded Mental Health Grant

The Minnesota Department of Human Services awarded $33 million in grants to health providers to bring mental health services to a majority of Minnesota schools. $11 million will be awarded each year over 3 years in order to offer early identification and services to schools. Services from the program include assessment, care coordination, and trainings. Linked mental health programs are […]

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High School Football Safety

Football is a game known to be physical and aggressive, but on September 30th, a tragic event happened on the gridiron that shook the sport. The tragic event, was a death of 16-year-old linebacker, Dylan Thomas. Thomas, a Pike County High School football player, was announced dead on September 30th, According to Pike County Coroner, Terell A. Moody. Moody also […]

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