Category: Health

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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Minnesota Department of Health looks to Progesterone to Combat Infant Mortality

Minnesota Department of Health looks to Progesterone to Combat Infant Mortality

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — In efforts to reduce infant mortality, the Minnesota Department of Health is highlighting the value of Progesterone for pregnant women. Progesterone is a hormone that a woman’s body naturally makes during a pregnancy and is vital for an infants health. Recent studies show that the practice of Progesterone shots can help reduce the risk of a preterm […]

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Drops in Teenage Drinking

Teen drinking rates in Minnesota have continued to drop over the years, according to new data from the Minnesota Department of Health. The Data shows that students who feel comfortable consulting their parents about issues or problems are less likely to consume alcohol. Students reporting experiences of trauma caused by abuse are more likely to have consumed alcohol before the […]

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Increased Violence in State Prison

Ten Oak Park Heights employees were sent to the hospital last month, with injuries caused by inmates. Last months injuries totaled more than the last five years combined. Records show that attacks on employees have gone up over 80 percent between 2013 and 2017. Attacks against other inmates has also continued to rise. State Representative Jack Considine considers resolving the […]

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Drug Take Back Box

Drug Take Back Box

Cold medicine, vitamins, and medication are a common staple in any given household, but how to handle these products after you are done using them or they have expired is more difficult and not well known. St. Cloud State Universities Student Health Services kicked off their Drug Take Back Week this Monday in an effort to help teach people how […]

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Unpaid Healthcare Premiums

Over 30 million dollars in MinnesotaCare Premiums were not paid, due to a computer issue that has been going on for almost four years. State officials say they have decided not to pursue collecting the 30 million dollars because identifying and locating those who did not pay could potentially cost more than the 30 million dollars owed. Another concern is, […]

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Salmonella Outbreak Leaves One Dead, More Sick

Salmonella Outbreak Leaves One Dead, More Sick

Chicken salad contaminated with salmonella has resulted in the death on one person and has sickened 265 more. The outbreak started in Iowa based food company Triple T Specialty Meats and was distributed by Fareway Stores. Nearly 50 people are filing lawsuits against the two companies and will be represented by Bill Marler and Steve Wandro, two food safety attorneys. […]

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