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Minnesota officials knew they would exhaust Children’s Health Insurance Program money by the end of this year and likely be out of money for coverage of low-income children and pregnant women by the end of September. And Congress will probably not meet a deadline to help.
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The Ebola outbreak of 2014 has dramatically changed hospitals and clinics across the U.S. Experts across the country say that protocols have changed for the better. But will it be enough when the next pandemic hits?

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A Cultural Services Unit established by Minnesota's public health authorities to work with minority communities became a boon to West Africans living in the state during the Ebola crisis. Together they fought stigma and helped loved ones living in the hot zone of the outbreak.

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You know things are bad in the pork industry when the whistleblowers aren't animal rights activists but the government itself. In May, the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of the Inspector General exposed extreme sanitation and humane violations in 30 swine slaughterhouses it visited.

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Republicans and their allies are dusting off an old $500 billion deception about Medicare, trying once more to scare seniors into voting their way. How some media are catching on — and supplying much-needed context.

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Drug shortages still painful for patients, little scrutiny of medical devices, contraception hurdles and more from our Daily Briefing.

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A commutation of sentence for grandmother Shirley Ree Smith has brought the medical debate around shaken baby syndrome back into the news.

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Mad cows, Medicaid cost-cutting, juking the stats on veterans' mental health care and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Latinos are the fastest-growing minority group in Minnesota. Tens of thousands of mostly-Mexican immigrants have settled in the state in the last decade, and much of that growth has happened outside of the Twin Cities in smaller communities like Rochester, Worthington and Faribault.

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Do you have trouble seeing words on your computer monitor? Are your eyes tired and gritty? You may have digital eye strain, a condition that makes writing harder. Follow these seven tips to make your eyes feel better and get you back in the writing groove.

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