Lorna Benson Feature Archive

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)
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)