Recent News Releases

2014 News Releases

December 30, 2014
New disclosure law helps to increase number of homes fixed to reduce radon levels

December 22, 2014
Norovirus hitting hard this season in Minnesota, with numerous outbreaks reported

December 18, 2014
Health, agriculture officials investigate Listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples

December 17, 2014
Minnesota's adult uninsured rate falls to lowest level yet

December 10, 2014
America's Health Rankings 2014 places Minnesota sixth in overall health

December 4, 2014
National Influenza Vaccination Week comes at key time for Minnesota

December 4, 2014
Minnesota selects 12 communities for over $4 million in accountable health awards

December 1, 2014
Minnesota Department of Health picks LeafLine Labs and Minnesota Medical Solutions as manufacturers for state’s medical cannabis program

November 26, 2014
About 345,000 Minnesotans with high blood pressure lack recommended diabetes test, study finds

November 25, 2014
Annual World AIDS Day Dec. 1 calls for renewed commitment to fighting the disease

November 17, 2014
State awards grants to help sexually exploited youths

November 14, 2014
MDH completes destruction of newborn screening test results and blood samples

November 10, 2014
Cigarette use among high school students drops to 10.6 percent

November 5, 2014
MDH monitoring 48 recently arrived travelers through new precautionary program

November 3, 2014
Community information session on Ebola set for Nov. 8 in Brooklyn Center

October 27, 2014
State will carefully monitor recent travelers from Ebola-affected regions

October 24, 2014
Minnesota hospitals identify strategy for Ebola care (MN Hospital Association)

October 23, 2014
Salmonella cases linked to raw, frozen chicken entrees

October 22, 2014
MDH and partners to share facts, answer questions on Ebola at October 25 session

October 21, 2014
MDH establishes information line for Minnesotans with Ebola questions

October 9, 2014
October 15 is Latino AIDS Awareness Day in Minnesota

October 3, 2014
MDH receives 12 applications from parties seeking to become medical cannabis manufacturers

October 2, 2014
Minnesota Health Department’s Office of Medical Cannabis hires research manager

October 1, 2014
MDH officials comment on significance of Texas Ebola case for Minnesota

September 29, 2014
MDH completes Public Health Assessment of Gopher Ordnance site in Rosemount

September 19, 2014
MDH receives 29 letters of intent from parties seeking to become medical cannabis manufacturers

September 18, 2014
MDH honors public health advocates with 2014 Community Health Awards

September 17, 2014
Enterovirus D-68 confirmed in Minnesota patient

September 16, 2014
Governor Dayton to speak at 2014 Community Health Conference on building a healthy Minnesota

September 11, 2014
Minnesota Health Commissioner tapped to lead national health coalition

September 5, 2014
Minnesota to place advanced life-saving equipment in ambulances statewide

September 4, 2014
Concussions continue as a health concern in school sports

August 25, 2014
Kindergarten immunization rates stay high, adolescent rates slowly catching up

August 20, 2014
Minnesota hospitals, nursing homes recognized for efforts to vaccinate health care workers against influenza

August 19, 2014
MDH State Fair booth to show how vaccines protect our communities, using game and kiosk currently on display at Science Museum

August 12, 2014
Health officials link E. coli O157 infections to traveling petting zoo

August 8, 2014
Minnesota birth centers and hospitals urged to take ten steps to support breastfeeding

August 6, 2014
Health chief plans to pitch horseshoes, talk public health in St. Louis County

August 4, 2014
Minnesota launches Safe Harbor for sexually exploited youth

August 1, 2014
Health officials say risk of Ebola in state is very low, despite international concerns

July 23, 2014
Minnesota Department of Health hires director for Office of Medical Cannabis

July 17, 2014
Minnesota community collaboratives selected for $3.8 million in e-health awards

July 16, 2014
Medical cannabis program organizing two events for coming weeks

July 14, 2014
Minnesota health officials investigating 13 cases of E. coli O111 infection

July 9, 2014
Health commissioner on the road again to pitch horseshoes, public health

July 1, 2014
Minnesota limits indoor electronic cigarette use

June 30, 2014
Report finds low health care spending growth in 2012

June 26, 2014
State health officials offer six simple steps to make summer swimming safe

June 24, 2014
Free HIV testing available June 26-28

June 24, 2014
MDH and partners honor Duluth educator and Hibbing clinic

June 19, 2014
Private water wells contaminated with flood water can pose health risk; owners urged to take precautions before and after flooding

June 19, 2014
Minnesota Department of Health among first in nation to earn national accreditation

June 11, 2014
Minnesota sees e-health transformation during the past decade

June 3, 2014
MDH assumes control of Minneapolis nursing home to protect residents

May 27, 2014
New Moving Matters! campaign gives schools road map for getting kids active

May 21, 2014
America’s Health Rankings tabs Minnesota as the best state for senior health

May 20, 2014
Snowy winter did not hurt ticks, tick-borne disease risk remains high in state

May 14, 2014
MDH encourages Minnesota hospitals to get stroke-ready designation

May 13, 2014
MDH partners with teens to highlight rising skin cancer rates among young women

May 5, 2014
40th anniversary of federal Safe Drinking Water Act observed during Safe Drinking Water Week in Minnesota

May 2, 2014
Minnesota hospitals get better at delivering birth data

May 1, 2014
MDH partners with teens to highlight rising skin cancer rates among young women

April 30, 2014
HIV/AIDS cases drop slightly in 2013, according to new report

April 28, 2014
Patricia Stinchfield receives Childhood Immunization Champion Award from CDC

April 24, 2014
National Infant Immunization Week recognizes value of immunizations in state

April 17, 2014
New documentary explores public health impacts of climate change in Minnesota

April 16, 2014
New MDH report shows sharp increase in some STD rates in 2013

April 10, 2014
Many Minnesota preschoolers with autism miss early services

April 9, 2014
One hundred builders now offer highly effective radon resistant new homes

April 4, 2014
Lassa fever confirmed in traveler returning to Minnesota from West Africa

April 3, 2014
Renovating a home or building? Avoid exposure to dangerous asbestos

March 27, 2014
‘We are Empowered Tea’ draws attention to impact of HIV/AIDS on women

March 26, 2014
Nationwide 2014 County Health Rankings show the health of Minnesota counties varies

March 18, 2014
E-cigarette poisonings 10 times more common among kids and teens in 2013

March 17, 2014
Annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day observed on March 20

February 20, 2014
Innovative Health Care Homes delivering higher quality care at a lower cost

February 12, 2014
Health officials to conduct third study of PFC levels in blood of east metro residents

February 7, 2014
State of Minnesota and businesses join forces to promote worksite wellness

February 3, 2014
MDH legislative report highlights Minnesota’s health inequities

February 3, 2014
Feb. 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Minnesota

January 29, 2014
MDH launches new effort to improve HPV vaccination rates among state’s adolescents

January 27, 2014
Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force presented with Organization of the Year Award

January 23, 2014
Minnesota sees encouraging progress at 10-year anniversary of hospital safety effort

January 21, 2014
Lifestyle choices can reduce birth defects

January 14, 2014
Indoor tanning puts Minnesota high school girls at risk for skin cancer

January 13, 2014
Lawsuit settlement allows newborn screening program to move forward

January 7, 2014
Public health lab continues recovering from water damage

January 6, 2014
Public health lab recovering after heating system failure causes water damage

Updated Tuesday, January 02, 2018 at 11:09AM