2011 News Releases


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December 9, 2011
Minnesota Department of Health awards Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) grants to fight chronic disease

December 6, 2011
Project finds decline in PFC blood levels in east metro residents

December 5, 2011
Report shows slower progress toward reducing teen tobacco use

December 5, 2011
Awards presented for contributions to maternal and child health

November 30, 2011
State awards grants to build local capacity for addressing health hazards in homes

November 28, 2011
World AIDS Day remains an important observance in Minnesota

November 22, 2011
Minnesota Launches New Website on Health Reform

November 22, 2011
Ban the Bug: Give the gift of protection from influenza for the holidays

October 27, 2011
American Diabetes Association serving Minnesota and North Dakota to receive eighth annual Bruce Zimmerman Award for outstanding work in diabetes prevention and care improvement

October 26, 2011
Minnesota Department of Health stresses importance of seeing a hearing health practitioner if consumers are concerned about hearing loss

October 19, 2011
Salmonella illnesses linked to organic eggs (MDH - MDA news release)

October 17, 2011
Health agency completes first season of Lake Superior beach monitoring

October 13, 2011
State health officials confirm first influenza case of season

October 12, 2011
Minnesota health care facilities recognized for efforts to vaccinate personnel against influenza

October 7, 2011
Latino AIDS Awareness Day set for October 15 in Minnesota

October 3, 2011
Governor Mark Dayton declares October Safe Routes to School Month

September 23, 2011
State receives up to $10 million federal grant to help prevent diabetes

September 15, 2011
Public health leaders receive 2011 Community Health Services Awards

September 8, 2011
Homes built to actively reduce radon risk will be on Parade this year

August 26, 2011
Health officials update information on anthrax case

August 25, 2011
Minnesota teens’ immunization rates improve in 2010, but too many still unprotected, health officials say

August 19, 2011
Health officials investigate two cases of measles in Dakota County infants

August 9, 2011
Health officials investigate case of inhalational anthrax from suspected natural environmental exposure

June 30, 2011
Food, beverage, lodging, swimming pool licensing, plan reviews may be impacted by interruption in state services

June 30, 2011
Public warned against use of additives in henna used to create “temporary tattoos”

June 29, 2011
Minnesota records first death from tick-borne Powassan virus

June 28, 2011
Health officials remind Minnesotans to practice healthy swimming behaviors this summer

June 28, 2011
Rural health awards presented at Minnesota Rural Health Conference

June 9, 2011
Measles outbreak over, health officials say

June 8, 2011
Total health care spending in Minnesota rose to $36 billion in 2009

May 26, 2011
MDH Launches Minnesota Public Health Data Access: A Gateway to Minnesota Health and Environment Data

May 25, 2011
Public advised to stop using some skin-lightening products after testing reveals that they may contain mercury

May 24, 2011
Innovative public-private partnership helps Minnesota schools tackle childhood obesity through changes in the cafeteria

May 24, 2011
Minnesota improves state grade for children’s dental health (MDH & DHS news release)

May 6, 2011
Anaplasmosis rivals Lyme disease as record numbers of Minnesotans become ill from tick-borne diseases in 2010

May 3, 2011
Health Department releases annual report of drinking water in Minnesota during Safe Drinking Water Week

May 2, 2011
State’s largest walleye lakes test ‘clean’ for PFCs in fish

May 2, 2011
Stroke continues to be a leading cause of death in Minnesota

April 26, 2011
Fewer new HIV/AIDS cases in 2010, but 331 is still above 10-year trend

April 20, 2011
Health officials alert salon owners about hair-smoothing products that contain formaldehyde

April 19, 2011
State, local health officials join in national effort to increase awareness of importance of immunizations for infants, young children

April 6, 2011
New report shows some STDs surged in 2010 in Minnesota

April 5, 2011
Monitoring for radioactive materials from Japan continues in state

March 31, 2011
Minnesota Department of Health to recognize far-reaching efforts of public health during National Public Health Week

March 30, 2011
Nationwide 2011 County Health Rankings explore the health of Minnesota counties

March 22, 2011
Routine measles updates to be posted to MDH website

March 17, 2011
Health officials investigate three more measles cases in Hennepin County

March 15, 2011
Private water well owners in flood prone areas urged to take precautions - before and after flooding

March 14, 2011
National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to be observed in Minnesota

March 9, 2011
MDA laboratory testing confirms E. coli O157:H7 in recalled hazelnuts

March 4, 2011
Multi-state investigation links E. coli O157:H7 cases to eating in-shell hazelnuts

March 4, 2011
Health officials investigate case of measles in Hennepin County infant

February 11, 2011
New screening shows highs and lows in state third graders' oral health

February 1, 2011
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to be observed Feb. 7

January 20, 2011
Minnesota will apply for federal health insurance exchange grant

January 20, 2011
Number of adverse health events in Minnesota hospitals remains about the same from 2009 to 2010

January 18, 2011
Program to protect state’s drinking water sources will hold first Advisory Forum meeting Jan. 20

January 14, 2011
New vaccine recommendations aimed at combating high rate of pertussis

January 5, 2011
Minnesota homes need to be tested for radon; winter is best time to do it

Updated Thursday, 05-Jan-2012 09:40:44 CST