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October 16, 2019
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minnesota reports 2nd and 3rd deaths from vaping-related lung disease
Two more Minnesotans have died from vaping-related lung illnesses, raising the toll in what has become a nationwide outbreak, health officials announced Wednesday.
Minnesota Public Radio
Minnesota confirms 2 more deaths linked to vaping
Two more Minnesotans have died from complications stemming from severe lung injuries associated with vaping, the Minnesota Health Department said Wednesday.
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center employees authorize potential 1-day strike
Union employees at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center have authorized a potential one-day strike if a tentative agreement can’t be agreed upon during ongoing contract negotiations with the hospital.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
New study: Opioid crisis cost US economy $631B over 4 years
The opioid crisis cost the U.S. economy $631 billion from 2015 through last year — and it may keep getting more expensive, according to a study released Tuesday by the Society of Actuaries.
Alcohol industry often omits and misrepresents risks of alcohol during pregnancy, study finds
Alcohol-funded websites are omitting and misrepresenting scientific evidence on the effects of drinking alcohol during pregnancy, a strategy that may be putting the health of pregnant women and their babies at risk,
While millions are spent to fight the opioid epidemic, a meth crisis quietly grows in Wisconsin
Jess Przybylski had never really dealt with loss. Then the father of her children was killed in a car crash. In 2011, her friends offered her methamphetamine to distract from the grief.
How Non-Profit Hospitals Are Driving Up The Cost Of Health Care
Last year, when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was battling to win the Democratic primary, his campaign solicited a donation from the Greater New York Hospital Association, according to a recent report from The New
Your Guide To The Massive (And Massively Complex) Opioid Litigation
In less than a week, a landmark battle over who bears responsibility for the U.S. opioid crisis will begin in federal court. The case involves thousands of plaintiffs at virtually every level of government and defendants from every
The New York Times
Fed Up With Deaths, Native Americans Want to Run Their Own Health Care
RAPID CITY, S.D. — When 6-month-old James Ladeaux got his second upper respiratory infection in a month, the doctor at the Sioux San Indian Health Service Hospital reassured his mother, Robyn Black Lance, that it was
CDC: Pregnant Women Are More Susceptible To Getting The Flu
Flu season is here and the CDC says too many pregnant women go unprotected from the bug. A new survey found only about half of expectant mothers get their flu shots. WCCO’s Kate Raddatz explains why pregnant