Minnesota Department of Health

By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection It’s a vaccine that doctors say helps prevent a number of cancers, but with low coverage rates in Minnesota, the state is launching a new effort to protect more young people from the human papillomavirus (HPV). Only about one-third of girls in Minnesota have received the full three doses of [...]

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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection With flu activity on the rise across the state, doctors are urging residents to protect themselves by getting vaccinated. Jennifer Heath, immunization outreach nurse specialist with the Minnesota Department of Health, says among the strains now circulating is the H1N1 virus that emerged in 2009 and mostly impacted adults [...]

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State Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, is hosting informational town hall meetings on radon in Melrose, Sauk Centre and Glenwood. Stearns County Environmental Services and the Minnesota Department of Health will also be present to provide information, test kits and to answer questions on radon. These meetings will be: • Thursday, Nov. 21, 12:30 p.m., Senior [...]

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Cold Spring facility put corrective plan in place to avoid similar events A Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) investigation has found neglect of a resident at Assumption Home in Cold Spring related to the resident dying of asphyxiation after the resident’s neck became lodged between the bed’s mattress and bed rail. MDH found that the [...]

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