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2016 News Releases

December 1, 2016
State medical cannabis program to add PTSD as qualifying condition

November 30, 2016
New smoke-free rule protects Minnesotans in public housing

November 23, 2016
Zika virus outbreaks continue at warm-weather vacation destinations; precautions urged

November 22, 2016
Minnesota’s obesity rate drops for young children enrolled in WIC

November 15, 2016
Minnesota's yearly COPD costs top $1.9 billion

November 14, 2016
State health officials ask Minnesotans to join global effort to fight antibiotic resistance

November 8, 2016
MDH wins federal grant to fight sex and labor trafficking

November 7, 2016
MDH finds drugs given in medical settings are big drivers of costs

November 4, 2016
MDH highlights health benefits of going to a hospital after a sexual assault

November 2, 2016
Eat better, walk the dog, properly dispose of unused antibiotics to honor global One Health Day

November 1, 2016
A majority of teens report healthier behaviors and thriving at school

October 31, 2016
Hospitals see dramatic drops in both bad debt and charity care in 2015

October 25, 2016
Unsafe sleep environments account for 10 times as many infant deaths as car crashes

October 12, 2016
Citrus Systems products not involved with outbreak

October 12, 2016
Health officials identify source of Hopkins Legionnaires’ disease outbreak

October 6, 2016
New study from MDH looks at transportation plans as part of road to stronger community health

September 30, 2016
Hopkins Legionnaires’ investigation

September 29, 2016
Public health advocates honored for leadership, service at Community Health Awards event

September 13, 2016
Prediabetes program sees positive weight loss results in Minnesota

September 9, 2016
Legionnaires’ disease investigation underway

September 7, 2016
Public meetings to address residents’ questions about PFCs in their wells set for Sept. 19, 26

September 7, 2016
Increase in adult suicides shows need to connect Minnesotans to hope and help

September 1, 2016
Minnesota sees significant drop in obesity rate

August 30, 2016
Minnesota adolescent immunization rates for Tdap and meningococcal are strong; HPV still lagging

August 25, 2016
National data shows 90 percent of new Minnesota mothers breastfeed

August 24, 2016
Minnesota hospitals, nursing homes earn ribbons for high flu vaccination rates among staff

August 23, 2016
Health officials move to protect more well owners in east metro from exposure to PFOS, PFOA

August 22, 2016
Good health starts at the MDH State Fair booth

August 9, 2016
Dakota County to host “Pitch the Commissioner” event on August 18

August 4, 2016
Renville and Kandiyohi counties to host “Pitch the Commissioner” event on August 15

August 2, 2016
State agencies seek feedback on Minnesota Walks

July 29, 2016
More patients join medical cannabis program after addition of intractable pain

July 27, 2016
Minnesota’s public health lab to play key role in national fight against antibiotic resistance

July 21, 2016
Smoke-free public housing helps Minnesota cut second-hand smoke exposure by nearly half

July 19, 2016
Health officials encourage Minnesotans to stay cool this week and avoid heat-related illness

July 15, 2016
MDH urges property owners to test any private drinking water wells affected by recent floods

July 12, 2016
New MDH map shows radon levels across the state

July 1, 2016
Agencies unveil plan to fight antibiotic resistance

June 30, 2016
Medical cannabis registration for intractable pain patients begins July 1

June 30, 2016
Share the fun, not the germs

June 27, 2016
Testing and treatment are as important as prevention to stop spread of HIV

June 22, 2016
Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit tells stories of importance of water in lives of people, planet

June 21, 2016
MDH and partners honor rural health workers

June 20, 2016
Health officials warn of disease risk from handling newly hatched poultry

June 16, 2016
New work group to make recommendations on voluntary electronic monitoring in care facilities

June 15, 2016
Minnesota looks to save lives with additions to newborn screening program

June 6, 2016
Most patients report benefits from medical cannabis

May 27, 2016
MDH Statement: Public health investigation conducted after air monitoring station in north metro indicated presence of anthrax bacteria

May 26, 2016
Blue-green algae: If in doubt, stay out

May 18, 2016
Consumers advised to avoid ingestion of bentonite clay products due to risk of lead exposure

May 13, 2016
Drug overdose deaths continued to rise in 2015

May 5, 2016
May 1-7 is Safe Drinking Water Week in Minnesota

April 27, 2016
New report shows Minnesota HIV/AIDS cases higher in some populations in 2015

April 25, 2016
MDH publishes summary health care cost data

April 21, 2016
Effective cavity fighter is more common at schools serving mostly higher-income families

April 19, 2016
Immigrant physicians advance through unique Minnesota program

April 18, 2016
Houston County’s Mary Thompson receives CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award

April 12, 2016
Dump water-holding containers: Prevention key to reducing mosquito-borne illnesses

April 11, 2016
Sexually transmitted diseases reach all-time high in 2015

March 30, 2016
New measures help quantify improvement patients experienced following knee and spine surgery

March 16, 2016
MDH report finds strong link between income and diabetes

March 10, 2016
Officials investigating Salmonella cases linked to Wonderful Pistachios™

March 10, 2016
Minnesota’s health care spending growth rate remains at near-historic low

February 29, 2016
Percent of Minnesotans without health insurance drops to historic low

February 24, 2016
E.coli 0157 cases linked to alfalfa sprouts

February 19, 2016
Health department report shows progress in prevention of adverse health care events

February 11, 2016
MDH review prompts changes to water sampling procedures

February 9, 2016
U of M evaluation finds Health Care Homes saved $1 billion over 5 year period

February 2, 2016
Syphilis rates rise among women in Minnesota

January 29, 2016
State officials investigating Salmonella cases linked to powdered ‘Garden of Life Organic Shake & Meal Replacement’

January 27, 2016
CDC testing confirms Zika virus infection in Minnesota traveler returning from Central America

January 27, 2016
New MDH report finds health costs eight times higher for those with chronic disease

January 14, 2016
All women can make a PACT to Prevent Birth Defects – start today!

January 12, 2016
PFC levels continue decline in East Metro residents

January 5, 2016
Number of families protected from radon improves

 

Updated Thursday, December 01, 2016 at 09:44AM