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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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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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New State Budget Comes With Higher Costs for MinnesotaCare

Monthly premiums for Minnesota's health care program for the working poor are increasing in August.

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MNsure CEO: Supreme Court Ruling Won’t Affect Subsidies Here

The head of Minnesota's state-run health insurance exchange says an eagerly awaited Supreme Court ruling on subsidies will have no impact in the state.

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MNsure Starts Search For Permanent Chief Executive

Minnesota's health insurance exchange is looking for a permanent leader. MNsure opened applications this week for its executive director position. The opening was prompted by CEO Scott Leitz's departure in May.

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Officials Warn of Child Nicotine Poisonings in Minnesota

Minnesota health officials are warning of the dangers of concentrated nicotine after a jump in nicotine poisonings of children.

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