• October 07, 2012 5:18 PM | Anonymous
    The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has identified a second meningitis case in a patient treated with injectable steroids from a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts.

    Like the first case, the new case involves a woman in her forties who was evaluated after having possible symptoms of meningitis. Like the first patient, she was hospitalized, and is being treated with antibiotic and antifungal drugs.

    MDH officials believe they may see additional cases as they proceed with the task of notifying approximately 950 Minnesota patients who were treated with steroid products produced by the New England Compounding Center. Additional cases will not be proactively announced, but will be posted to the MDH website at

    The site where the case numbers are posted includes a subscription option, so users can receive regular email updates whenever new information becomes available.
  • September 25, 2012 1:20 PM | Anonymous
    A Public Health Journal is a weekly cable television program with host Dr. Ed Ehlinger. The program is produced by Minneapolis Office of Media Services, Minnesota Department of Health,and the Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department. Sponsors include the University of Minnesota Boynton Health Service, Minnesota Public Health Association and the Twin Cities Medical Society, Each week Dr. Ehlinger is joined by a variety of guests to discuss health issues and problems



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  • September 18, 2012 3:01 PM | Anonymous

    The number of obese adults, along with related disease rates and health care costs, is on course to increase dramatically in Minnesota over the next 20 years, according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2012, a report released today by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).



  • September 12, 2012 4:55 PM | Anonymous

    The Barbara O’Grady Excellence in Public Health Nursing Leadership Award was established in 1991 to recognize and honor public health nurses working in management or education settings in Minnesota for outstanding leadership and contributions to public health.


  • August 21, 2012 10:43 AM | Anonymous
    Public input is requested on the draft recommendations (PDF: 986KB/11 pages) of the Prevention and Public Health Work Group. Please direct your responses to and mention Prevention and Public Health in the subject field. Comments are requested by noon on Friday, September 7.
  • August 20, 2012 10:34 AM | Anonymous
    The Bush Foundation and Citizens League  recently completed a Citizen Solutions initiative around health care that involved  about 40 community conversations with more than 1,000 Minnesotans, as well as online discussions with more than 4,100 Minnesotans.
  • August 20, 2012 10:24 AM | Anonymous
    ICSI and MDH have teamed up so that you can take advantage of a full day of regional learning opportunities.  Sessions for the face to face portion of the ICSI Three Month Learning Collaborative and the MDH workshops will be held in:
    • Brainerd - September 13th
    • Willmar - September 21st
    • Rochester - September 28th
    • Metro - October 1st

    Participants must register separately for the ICSI and MDH offerings.

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