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Minnesota drops to sixth 'healthiest state' in 2017 rankings

Minnesota drops to sixth 'healthiest state' in 2017 rankings

The state’s major health “challenges” are a high prevalence of excessive alcohol drinking, a high incidence of whooping cough (pertussis) and low per capita public health funding.

Holiday gatherings can reveal addictions

Holiday gatherings can reveal addictions. An expert talks about how to cope.

How should a family respond when a loved one’s addiction issues flare? And why is the holiday season a time when these problems often become apparent?

Child deaths from window blind injuries underscore need to ban cords

Child deaths from window blind injuries underscore need to ban cords, researchers say

“Window blind strangulation incidents can be fatal within minutes and can occur silently,” the researchers point out in their paper. “In this regard, they are similar to child drownings.”