Category: Health

St. Cloud State University to host free COVID-19 tests

St. Cloud State University to host free COVID-19 tests

(UTVS) St. Cloud State University is hosting a free COVID-19 saliva test for all students, faculty, and staff from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow November 18th in the Atwood Memorial Ballroom. Participants who take the test will be emailed their results within 48-72 hours. To register for the event, use the Huskies Connect Page located here. Walk-ins will not […]

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Covid testing in Minnesota

Covid testing in Minnesota

Many places in Minnesota are starting to switch from nasal coronavirus tests to a new saliva collection test. The test is said to be easy, painless, and can develop results in 48 hours. Saliva tests are supposedly more effective than nasal swabs because they get a bigger sample to test with. Our own UTVS Reporter Alex Cotter was able to […]

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Mental health during the pandemic

Mental health during the pandemic

Staying healthy mentally has been a challenge for people of all walks of life during the year 2020. With so many negative things happening in the world around us, it can be hard to stay positive. One of the groups affected the most has been young people, specifically college students. Most aren’t able to have a normal semester with online […]

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Flu shots on campus

Flu shots on campus

This year, it is more important than ever to receive your annual flu shot. With many healthcare resources running low to to the current pandemic, many doctors and nurses are trying to encourage the general public to receive the vaccine to prevent future illness in a system that is already stressed. UTVS reporter Claire Thorn was able to talk to […]

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Fairview Health making major cuts

Fairview Health making major cuts

The Minneapolis health care system Fairview Health is being forced to close multiple clinics and to cut hundreds of jobs. The cuts are coming after the COVID-19 pandemic has created huge operating losses for the company. Fairview Health is set to close 16 clinics and around 900 employees. Although Fairview Health had quite a few COVID-19 patients during the pandemic, […]

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President Trump

BREAKING: President and first lady test positive for covid-19

Earlier this morning President Donald Trump announced that he has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus along with his wife Melania. This could be a large health risk to the President, as he sits in on of the more risky age categories for contracting the virus. He is 74 years old which is the category with the third most amount […]

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Fishing season for prized walleye, trout, pike, and bass opens May 9th.

DNR Urges Safety As Fishing Season Opens

“We can have a great opener and stay safe,” says DNR Commissioner. As Minnesotan anglers eagerly await Saturday’s fishing opener, caution is being recommended in how fishers commute and launch to combat COVID-19. Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Sarah Strommen wishes to keep the tradition of fishing in Minnesota through the current pandemic while maintaining safety for communities who experience […]

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Amazon Engineer Quits After Company Fired Workers

Amazon Engineer Quits After Company Fired Workers

Tim Bray shows integrity by standing up for fired employees Tim Bray, a senior engineer at Amazon, resigned on Friday over concerns about the company’s decision to fire workers who were outspoken critics of its labor practices. Amazon has fired multiple warehouse employees who criticized the working conditions at Amazon facilities. In a blog post, Bray said he snapped when […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

(Minnesota) With the COVID-19 Pandemic going on and the stay at home order still being enforced in most states, it can be a time of extreme isolation for people. Not only has the pandemic changed how we live our lives on a day to day basis, for some it could be impacting their Mental Health. That being said…May is Mental […]

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Trump orders meatpacking companies to stay open

Trump orders meatpacking companies to stay open

Many meatpacking companies that have been struggling to stay open during the coronavirus are welcoming Trumps order for them to remain open, but not all of their employees share the same sentiment as the plants. “They are so thrilled,” Trump said after getting off a call with meatpacking executives. “They’re so happy. They’re all gung-ho, and we solved their problems.” […]

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