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Photo: Blue Cross Blue Shield Facebook Page
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Blue Cross Eyes Exit From Minnesota Individual Market

Minnesota's largest health insurer is exiting the individual market. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota's decision announced late Thursday will affect approximately 103,000 residents who buy coverage through MNsure, with an agent or directly from the company.

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Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
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St. Cloud Gets Crazy for Insane Inflatable 5K [VIDEO]

Thousands sweat through the heat for this year's Insane Inflatable 5K.

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Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
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Weight-Loss Surgery Pushed to be Common Treatment for Diabetes

What was once a fairly rare disease has increasingly become more common.

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Photo: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Photo: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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FDA Announces Changes Are Coming to Nutrition Facts Labels

Your favorite foods will soon be equipped with new and possibly easier to follow nutrition facts labels.

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CentraCare Offers Tips for Healthy Eating

March is National Nutrition Month and CentraCare Health in St. Cloud is offering tips on how to improve your diet.

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Audit: State Overspent Due to Wrong MNsure Determinations

A new state audit projects Minnesota spent at least $115 million in estimated overpayments in a five-month period last year for people who got incorrect eligibility determinations from the MNsure system.

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Panel Cautions Against Adding Pain to Medical Marijuana Law

A panel advising Minnesota's top health official says the state should not allow patients in pain to buy medical marijuana starting next year. Adding pain as a qualifying condition could drastically change Minnesota's new medical marijuana program.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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Local High School Start Times Making the Grade with Sleep Experts [VIDEO]

It’s a question brought up all the time by the national media: are high school students getting enough sleep? Locally, ROCORI, Sauk Rapids-Rice, Sartell and St. Cloud high schools all start between 8:15 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

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CentraCare Health Officials discuss how to improve patient quality. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
CentraCare Health Officials discuss how to improve patient quality. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Behind The Scenes: Brain Storming Ideas For Better Quality Health Care [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series on WJON, we brainstorm how to improve health care with the Quality Improvement Department at CentraCare Health. Just like the weather improvements in health care are always changing and to keep up with those needs a group of people are in charge of quality control.

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Ben Utecht speaks to a crowd of medical professionals, coaches and parents on Tuesday morning in St. Cloud. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Ben Utecht speaks to a crowd of medical professionals, coaches and parents on Tuesday morning in St. Cloud. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Super Bowl Champion Ben Utecht Speaks in St. Cloud For Concussion Awareness [VIDEO]

Former NFL tight end and Super Bowl champion Ben Utecht spoke in St. Cloud on Tuesday to raise awareness on sports-related concussions. Utecht was forced to retire from football in 2009 after suffering his fifth diagnosed concussion during a pre-season practice with the Cincinnati Bengals.

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