Lorna Benson Feature Archive

Staff and patients at the Amplatz Children's Hospital in Minneapolis are preparing for their big move to a new building on Saturday. It's a huge task to move 60 sick and injured children, their medical equipment and the rest of the hospital's contents in a matter of hours. (04/29/2011)
On the same day as a vaccination forum in St. Paul, the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed two more measles cases Wednesday, bringing the state's outbreak total to 23. (04/27/2011)
The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed another measles case bringing the state's total from the outbreak to 21. (04/21/2011)
The program has served 8,400 children in the last two years, but its funding could be in jeopardy as state legislators debate whether to continue the service. (04/21/2011)
The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting another measles case, bringing confirmed cases in the state to 17 so this year. (04/13/2011)
Parents, doctors and researchers are urging lawmakers to reject proposed restrictions on Minnesota's Newborn Screening program. They would require the state Department of Health to destroy the blood samples that are collected from newborns to identify rare medical disorders that aren't obvious at birth. Right now the blood samples are stored indefinitely, so they can be used for quality control tests or disease research. (04/12/2011)
New research from the University of Minnesota found that moms with young children consumed an average of 400 more calories a day than non-mothers. (04/11/2011)
Europe joins southern Asia, the Far East and Africa as a measles hot spot. (04/08/2011)
Gov. Mark Dayton says four large health plans have agreed to cap 2011 profits from state business and give back excess earnings. (04/05/2011)
The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed a 15th case of measles. (04/04/2011)
Parents of children with deadly and chronic diseases spoke out Thursday against a bill that would ban human cloning. (03/31/2011)
The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed a 14th measles case. (03/30/2011)
A new report showing that several counties in southern Minnesota are the healthiest places in the state means that "place matters" more than we might think when it comes to being healthy, according to state health officials. The report, released Wednesday, shows that several counties in northern Minnesota were the least healthy. (03/30/2011)
Another measles case has been confirmed in Minnesota, bringing the outbreak total to 13 so far. So far no deaths have been associated with the outbreak, but eight people have been hospitalized. (03/29/2011)
The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed another measles case, bringing the outbreak total to 12 so far. (03/28/2011)