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2012 News Releases

December 26, 2012
MDH warns of deceptive sales of water treatment systems

December 19, 2012
Norovirus: The holiday 'gift' nobody wants, but many get

December 12, 2012
Governor’s list of health results for Building a Better Minnesota includes five efforts led or coordinated by MDH

December 12, 2012
Health of Minnesota teens improves, gaps persist among adolescents of color and American Indians

December 11, 2012
State agencies urge steps to stay safe at home over the holidays - and throughout the winter season

December 7, 2012
MDH presents awards for promoting the health of mothers and children

December 5, 2012
MDH to hold Twitter chat on flu, flu vaccine Dec. 6

December 3, 2012
State health department joins forces with health care groups to promote optimal use of medical imaging technology

November 26, 2012
"Getting to Zero" is the theme for World AIDS Day 2012

November 20, 2012
Ban the Bug campaign urges Minnesotans to get vaccinated for influenza

November 19, 2012
As Minnesotans gather in their homes to celebrate Thanksgiving, state releases plan for making those homes safer and healthier

November 15, 2012
Health officials announce 13th case of fungal infection and stress need for continued vigilance

October 25, 2012
Statewide diabetes award goes to Saint Paul dietician

October 24, 2012
Prevention efforts in Minnesota have reduced number of kids with elevated blood lead by 87 percent over last 17 years

October 22, 2012
MDH awards grants for HIV prevention work

October 16, 2012
Health officials contacting clinics in state to urge them to contact patients who received other NECC drugs possibly associated with fungal infections

October 12, 2012
State health officials confirm first influenza cases of season

October 11, 2012
Free mammograms available through Minnesota Department of Health

October 6, 2012
Second meningitis case found in Minnesota

October 6, 2012
Minnesota identifies meningitis case linked to injectable steroid product

October 5, 2012
10th annual observance of Latino AIDS Awareness Day set for October 15 in Minnesota

October 4, 2012
State health department working with Minnesota health care providers to follow up on use of product linked to fungal meningitis outbreak

October 4, 2012
Public health advocates receive 2012 community health service awards

October 2, 2012
Health Department releases final analysis of 2011 St. Cloud Hospital blood infection outbreak

October 1, 2012
LIVESTRONG™ and Minnesota Department of Health encourage all Minnesotans to test for radon

September 25, 2012
One person in Minnesota linked to multistate outbreak of Salmonella in peanut butter

September 13, 2012
Advisory: Two new cases of H3N2v flu strain reported in Minnesota

September 6, 2012
High blood pressure is out of control for too many Americans and Minnesotans

August 31, 2012
Three human cases of influenza linked to swine exposure at State Fair

August 29, 2012
Additional case of variant flu strain reported in state

August 23, 2012
State issues consumer advisory for Hoffman Town & Country Meat Market turkey jerky

August 20, 2012
First cases of new influenza strain reported in Minnesota

August 17, 2012
Three Salmonella cases in Minnesota linked to multistate outbreak due to cantaloupe

August 15, 2012
Advisory: Informational Health Fair addressing health and environmental issues of concern to Fridley residents (MPCA)

August 15, 2012
Minnesota hospitals, nursing homes recognized for efforts to vaccinate personnel against influenza

August 13, 2012
Advisory: CDC confirms cause of suspected amebic infection

August 7, 2012
Health officials investigate death due to suspected amebic infection

August 2, 2012
Public-private partnership approves framework for a healthy Minnesota

July 31, 2012
Minnesota named top state for e-prescribing

July 27, 2012
Summer anglers reminded to consult revised state guidelines before eating fish caught in Minnesota waters

July 18, 2012
Minnesota health care spending reaches $37.7 Billion in 2010

July 6, 2012
Health commissioner invites local officials to “Pitch the Commissioner”

July 3, 2012
Minnesota reports first West Nile virus case of 2012

July 2, 2012
Health officials recommend steps to “beat the heat”

July 2, 2012
Health officials urge Minnesotans to take steps to prevent illness from swimming this summer

June 26, 2012
NE Minnesota residents reminded to avoid contact with flood water

June 26, 2012
Health officials urge caution with wells contaminated from flooding

June 26, 2012
Rural health awards presented at Minnesota Rural Health Conference

June 21, 2012
Twin Cities metro area sees a higher rate of asthma hospitalization than Greater Minnesota

June 20, 2012
Health Officials Address Concerns in Wake of NE Minn. Flooding
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June 19, 2012
Minnesota health officials encourage Minnesotans without power to follow food safety advice

June 1, 2012
Health Commissioner Ehlinger to Receive Child Advocacy Award from Minnesota Chapter of AAP

May 30, 2012
Health officials, community organizations and concerned citizens speak out against tobacco marketing to youth as part of World No Tobacco Day, Thursday, May 31

May 22, 2012
Clinics certified as health care homes now serving 2 million Minnesotans

May 21, 2012
Lake Superior beach monitoring begins again after Memorial Day

May 10, 2012
Health officials aim to help prevent illness, death from hot weather with new Extreme Heat Toolkit

May 9, 2012
Minnesota’s FluSafe program earns prestigious national award

May 7, 2012
Safe Drinking Water Week proclaimed by Gov. Dayton as health department releases annual report of drinking water in Minnesota

May 3, 2012
May 6 exercise will evaluate new strategy for protecting public during a health emergency

May 1, 2012
Stroke continues to be a leading cause of death in Minnesota

April 30, 2012
New report shows HIV/AIDS cases dropped slightly in 2011

April 23, 2012
Diane Peterson receives Childhood Immunization Champion Award from CDC

April 23, 2012
Preparations nearing completion for May 6 test of plan to distribute emergency meds using postal workers

April 20, 2012
State, local health officials join in national effort to increase awareness of importance of immunizations for infants

April 19, 2012
New report shows Minnesota STDs climbed to a new high in 2011

April 18, 2012
Health care and law enforcement work together to enhance security for prescription medications

April 16, 2012
Further review of Fridley area cancer data shows overall cancers rate is 7.6 percent, not 10 percent, above state average

April 9, 2012
New early hearing detection and intervention website provides tools for parents, providers, others to help improve outcomes for children

April 4, 2012
Early spring leads to an early start to the tick-borne disease season

April 2, 2012
Nationwide 2012 County Health Rankings explore the health of Minnesota counties

March 30, 2012
National Public Health Week celebrates the many successes of public health

March 23, 2012
Minnesota Health Commissioner visits Eagan school on "local lunch day"

March 14, 2012
Private well owners urged to have their water tested

March 9, 2012
March 20 marks National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Minnesota

March 7, 2012
Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Program progress report submitted to Legislature

March 6, 2012
Minnesota’s uninsured rate remains high

March 5, 2012
Event set for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 16, 2012
New HMO to enter the Minnesota market

February 13, 2012
Clean Water Fund Investments on Track According to State Report (MPCA)

February 10, 2012
Local nonprofits take action against radon gas

February 10, 2012
MDH distributes funds to support pregnant or parenting students under the age of 25 enrolled in post-secondary education

February 1, 2012
Feb. 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 1, 2012
Advisory Forum on protecting state’s drinking water sources set for Feb. 9 is open to public

January 31, 2012
Minnesota Department of Health to begin destroying newborn blood spots in order to comply with recent Minnesota Supreme Court ruling

January 19, 2012
Number of adverse health events in Minnesota hospitals increases slightly in 2011

January 6, 2012
MDH is promoting prevention of congenital heart defects during National Birth Defects Prevention Month

January 5, 2012
Gov. Dayton proclaims January as Radon Action Month

Updated Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 03:28PM