Lorna Benson Feature Archive

A new health campaign launching in Minnesota seeks to dispel the notion that it's safe to schedule an elective delivery before 39 weeks of pregnancy. (11/13/2012)
A nearly 20-year-old HIV seminar program at the University of Minnesota is being retired because attendance has dropped. (11/12/2012)
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie said that Minnesotans cast a record number of ballots in Tuesday's election. (11/07/2012)
Minnesota has confirmed its 11th case of fungal meningitis linked to contaminated steroids. (11/06/2012)
Minnesota's deer-hunting firearm season opens on Saturday and hunters will once again be able to donate deer carcasses to food shelves and food banks. (10/30/2012)
The FDA now says 111 Minnesota clinics received drugs from a Massachusetts pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak. That's 18 fewer clinics than state officials reported last week after receiving a different FDA provider list. (10/26/2012)
Minnesota has confirmed its sixth and seventh cases of fungal meningitis linked to contaminated steroids. (10/17/2012)
State officials say 129 clinics and hospitals in Minnesota received drug products that could pose a possible meningitis risk to patients. (10/16/2012)
Minnesota health care providers are being urged to contact any patients who received a drug injection manufactured by the New England Compounding Center. (10/15/2012)
Minnesota has confirmed its fifth case of fungal meningitis linked to the contaminated steroids. (10/15/2012)
Compounding pharmacies have been under intense scrutiny since news emerged that a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy prepared and distributed contaminated steroids linked to meningitis infections. (10/15/2012)
Two of the three Minnesota patients being treated for fungal meningitis have been released from the hospital. (10/11/2012)
The Massachusetts pharmacy that sold contaminated steroids to two Twin Cities-based pain management facilities did not have a Minnesota license to distribute the drugs in bulk quantities. (10/10/2012)
Several hundred of the more than 800 Minnesota patients exposed to potentially contaminated steroid injections are reporting symptoms that could be signs of meningitis infection. (10/08/2012)
A couple dozen Minnesota patients have been urged to get a medical evaluation for possible meningitis infections. The patients all received injections of a steroid that has been linked to 42 illnesses and five deaths in six states. (10/05/2012)