Lorna Benson Feature Archive

High doses of vitamin E may help delay the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, according to the findings of a new Department of Veterans Affairs study. (12/31/2013)
Radon gas is dangerous, but in Minnesota a relatively small number of people fix radon problems in their homes. A new real estate disclosure law is an attempt to make the threat of radon more conspicuous. (12/22/2013)
Somali and white children in Minneapolis were about equally likely to be identified with an autism spectrum disorder, new research shows. (12/16/2013)
The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating a possible norovirus outbreak traced to a Brooklyn Park restaurant and banquet facility. (12/12/2013)
Minnesota Department of Health statistics show that over a ten-year period, the number of people in the state who may have been sickened by raw milk was 25 times higher than the number of cases traced to well-publicized outbreaks. (12/11/2013)
After a month-long journey from England, the world's largest imaging magnet has been unloaded in its new home at the University of Minnesota. (12/09/2013)
Over the past two years universities have trained, and the state has licensed, 28 dental therapists, practitioners who perform many basic dental procedures that previously only a dentist would do. (12/09/2013)
General Mills faces at least lawsuits that allege residents in a Minneapolis neighborhood suffer property damage due to chemical contamination that has migrated from a former research site into the ground beneath their homes. (12/05/2013)
Doctors say clearing a sidewalk or driveway is not worth risking your health, if the job is too big or requires too much exertion. (12/04/2013)
The high expectations and added pressures of the holiday season can make it more difficult for people suffering from anxiety, depression or drug and alcohol addictions. (11/29/2013)
After Betsy Lucas underwent a life-saving bone marrow transplant, a sense of normalcy finally returned to her family's home and sparked a new holiday tradition aimed at keeping tracks of the important things in life. (11/28/2013)
Thanksgiving is associated with more home cooking fires than any other day of the year. Busy home cooks are being urged to take extra care in the kitchen. (11/28/2013)
Minnesota doctors are no longer being urged to give 10-year-olds a booster vaccine for whooping cough as reports of the disease decline. (11/21/2013)
A 51-year-old Minnesota man is recovering after receiving the state's first "breathing" lung transplant. (11/20/2013)
Some Minnesota physicians returning from the American Heart Association meeting in Dallas say they will stick with old guidelines for determining when to use cholesterol-lowering drugs, or statins, until the validity of a new risk calculator is verified. (11/19/2013)