Lorna Benson Feature Archive

A University of Minnesota study has found that a woman's employment during pregnancy does not negatively affect her baby's health. (03/16/2013)
Dr. John Kersey, leader of the U of M team that successfully completed the world's first bone marrow transplant for lymphoma in 1975, has died at the age of 74. (03/15/2013)
Minnesota's death toll from influenza climbed to 176, including seven more deaths that were confirmed during week 10 of the flu season that ended last Saturday. (03/14/2013)
The proposal, authored by DFL Rep. Jerry Newton, of Coon Rapids, would add chips, pretzels, cookies and other prepackaged treats to the list of snack items subject to the state's 6.88 percent sales tax. (03/13/2013)
A report released Friday by Minnesota's Legislative Auditor says the state should pay dentists more for treating patients enrolled in Minnesota's Medical Assistance program. (03/08/2013)
Deadly superbugs, called Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae [CRE], are on the rise in Minnesota and across much of the nation. (03/05/2013)
University of Minnesota researchers, using stem cell technology, have sparked muscle regeneration in laboratory mice with a fast-moving form of muscular dystrophy, a disease that severely weakens muscles. (03/05/2013)
The rate of cesarean-section deliveries occurs in wide variation in U.S. hospitals, shows a University of Minnesota study. (03/04/2013)
University of Minnesota researchers will be able to tap a new pot of money to support their projects if they lose some of their federal grant funding. (03/02/2013)
Flu-related deaths in Minnesota continue to climb, even as the outbreak tapers off. (02/28/2013)
Fine particle pollution in the air across southern Minnesota is causing unhealthy breathing conditions for children, the elderly and people with respiratory diseases. (02/26/2013)
Minnesota's death toll from influenza has reached 127. (02/07/2013)
Minnesota's adult smoking rate is much higher than public health officials previously thought. A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 19 percent of Minnesota adults smoke. (01/29/2013)
Some signs indicate Minnesota's influenza outbreak is slowing, but the state Department of Health isn't yet ready to say that it has peaked. "We still have a lot of influenza activity out there," said the agency's Kris Ehresmann. (01/24/2013)
Two DFL lawmakers are proposing to create a state grant program that would dedicate $4 million each year to spinal cord and traumatic brain injury research. (01/23/2013)