Lorna Benson Feature Archive

In an experimental treatment that may be the only way they can save some people who have contracted a dangerous colon infection, some Minnesota doctors are transplanting donated human feces into their patients' colons. (12/10/2012)
A new scanning technique only available at the Mayo Clinic is helping doctors detect recurrent prostate cancer months, even years, earlier than before. The scan allows men with cancer to get treatment that is both faster and potentially more effective than current tests. (12/03/2012)
Health and housing leaders unveiled a new "Healthy Homes" plan this week that will try to coordinate the state's prevention work on problems such as mold, radon and carbon monoxide. (11/24/2012)
The Alzheimer's Association said it typically sees an increase in calls to its 24-hour helpline during and after Thanksgiving and Christmas. (11/22/2012)
Severely obese truckers have about a 50 percent higher accident rate in their first two years on the job than their colleagues who are a normal weight, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota-Morris. (11/20/2012)
When many people think of truck drivers and their lifestyle, they likely envision someone who sits a lot, eats loads of unhealthy food and consumes too many soft drinks. (11/20/2012)
University of Minnesota researchers have found that Twin Cities teens are using steroids and muscle-enhancing substances at higher rates than previously thought. (11/19/2012)
Public health officials have confirmed Minnesota's 13th fungal infection linked to contaminated steroids. (11/15/2012)
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)