Thursday, 08 January 2015 16:26
Mary Tschida, MD, North Memorial Health Care
As we approach the height of flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that the 2014-2015 season may be severe - as many strains of the influenza virus being seen are not covered by this year's vaccine.
Norovirus hitting hard this season: Health officials stress importance of careful hand washing, food preparation to prevent 'stomach flu'
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 15:18
As if colds, influenza and other respiratory infections weren't enough to make Minnesotans ill in winter, this is also the time of year when digestive tract illness caused by a family of germs known as noroviruses tend to increase. This year, norovirus seems to be hitting the state especially hard.
Tech innovators help bring health care to hard-to-reach consumers
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 14:09
Benjamin Todd Jealous
Sometimes the very consumers who need health care the most are the least likely to enroll. This has been one of the challenges faced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the federal agency responsible for administering the Affordable Care Act.
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 13:08
Karen Palmer, Registered Dietitian, North Memorial Health Care
Excess weight and unhealthy eating contribute to a multitude of health conditions including coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and some cancers – to name just a few. Making smart nutrition choices and maintaining healthy eating habits can be especially challenging during the holiday season.