Category: Health

Possible Change in the Smoking Age in Minnesota

Possible Change in the Smoking Age in Minnesota

  ST. CLOUD, Minnesota- Here in Minnesota the legal age to buy/smoke tobacco products is 18-years-old, except for the city of Edina where the legal age has been changed to 21-years-old. A CentraCare Health Foundation program called Crave the Change is looking to do the same here in the greater St. Cloud area. Meghan Bown, the director of Crave the […]

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Creating a Tighter Zone

Creating a Tighter Zone

ST. CLOUD, Minn;  The state of Minnesota has been discussing the issue of injuries in sports for some time now, but recently, the MSHSL released new regulations for baseball in regards to injuries due to pitching. These new regulations include monitored pitch counts and recovery time. This means that and pitcher at the varsity level has a maximum of 105 […]

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Chemical Agents found for Syria Strikes

Chemical Agents found for Syria Strikes

Turkey’s health ministers says results from victims of a chemical attack in Syria confirm that sarin gas was used. Recep Akdag said that blood and urine samples taken from 3 victims on Tuesday were subjected to the nerve agent. The samples were gathered from autopsies that involved officials from the World health Organization and the Organization for the Prohibition of […]

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Trumps Refusal to Release his Tax Returns

Trumps Refusal to Release his Tax Returns

The Senate’s top Democrat Charles Schumer says President Donald Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns will make this year’s promises to overhaul the collection of tax laws a lot harder. Schumer says Trump is opening himself to second guessing about his motives on supporting different policies were the average american will think the changes are made for his benefit. […]

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my little baby with big lungs

Child Abuse is on the Rise in Minnesota

The number of Minnesota children being abused has grown in the past year. Around 16,000 children were under investigation for abuse, which is a 43% increase from last year. Governor Mark Dayton proposed investments to strengthen safety and stability for children. The State Government and local community organizations have resources to help families with economic supports, nutritional assistance, parenting classes, […]

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New Screening Saves Man’s Life

New Screening Saves Man’s Life

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn- The University of Minnesota has implemented a new system that screens patients at risk in having an aneurysm.  This program saved Stuart Harder’s life. Doctor Rumi Faizer, the Cheif Vascular surgeon at the University of Minnesota says so far they have found somewhere between 30 to 40 aneurysms but Stuart was the first to need surgery. “There would’ve […]

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92-Year-Old Ping Pong Player

92-Year-Old Ping Pong Player

PAYNESVILLE, Minn. Nearly 20 years ago today, Willie Scheel had half of his larynx removed after a bout with cancer; but cancer hasn’t kept him from doing what he loves- ping pong. An avid ping pong player and community member he hasn’t slowed down not even at 92-years-old.  He continues to deliver meals accompanied by his wife of 58 years, Gloria through the program […]

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Governor Mark Dayton Shows Concerns for Republican Health Care Plan

Governor Mark Dayton Shows Concerns for Republican Health Care Plan

Democratic Governor Mark Dayton shares concerns on a health care plan issued by Republicans that will cost $542 million. The bill set to lower health insurance costs for Minnesotans by creating a reinsurance program that helps insurance companies cover extensive medical costs. Dayton says he won’t veto the bill but points his concerns to keeping insurance companies from pulling out […]

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Minnesota Health Plans Report Worst Financial Results

Minnesota Health Plans Report Worst Financial Results

A report from the Minnesota Health Plans reveals an operating loss of $687 million on $25.9 billion in revenue in 2016. the losses include state public health insurance programs and individual market enrollees. The Minnesota Council of Health Plans report shows their worst financial results in a decade last year. The following report represent a trade group with seven health […]

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Paul Ryan on Planned Parenthood

Paul Ryan on Planned Parenthood

House Speaker Paul Ryan says legislators next month’s government funding bill should not conflict over federal money for Planned Parenthood. The Wisconsin Republican adds that “defunding” Planned Parenthood is Legislation’s push to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Ryan says, the GOP legislation is more fit because it addresses the organizations requirements for Medicaid reimbursements. The idea to attach Planned Parenthood […]

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