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Public Meeting in Brooklyn Park Discusses Ebola Crisis

A health worker washes with disinfectant after dealing with people suspected of having the Ebola virus in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. - Photo: AP/Abbas Dulleh

A local doctor has just returned to Minnesota from Liberia and will be talking about her experiences there during a community meeting Wednesday night.

Dr. Alfredmy Chessor will speak in Brooklyn Park, which is home to the state’s largest Liberian community.

Training Teaches Hennepin Co. Deputies How to Use 'Heroin Antidote'

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Hennepin County Sheriff's deputies will soon be able to administer life-saving drugs to people suffering from drug overdoses.

In 2013, a record-setting 56 people died as a result of heroin overdoses. This year's numbers are on course to be high as well.

Kirby Puckett Mobile Eye Clinic Offered up Free Eye Exams

Between food trucks and mobile libraries, it seems like everything is going on wheels these days – including optometrists.

On Wednesday, the Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile offered free eye exams. The clinic, which is the first mobile eye clinic in the region, is named after the legendary Twins slugger, who suffered from glaucoma in his final years.

Starkey Hearing Foundation Fits 70 Patients with Hearing Devices

Big names in baseball were at the Starkey Center for Excellence in Eden Prairie Tuesday. - Photo: KSTP/Phil Theisse

More than 70 patients were fitted with customized hearing devices Tuesday thanks to the Starkey Hearing Foundation and Major League Baseball.

HIV Diagnoses Drop in MN, but New Infections Rise in Immigrant Groups

HIV Diagnoses Drop in MN, but New Infections Rise in Immigrant Groups

About 301 people were newly infected with HIV in Minnesota in 2013, a 4 percent drop compared to 314 a year earlier, but a worrying trend persists among racial minority groups, according to data released by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

U of M Goes Smoke- and Tobacco-Free, Hosts 'Fresh Air Fair'

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The University of Minnesota is now a smoke- and tobacco-free campus.

The smoke- and tobacco-free policy went into place July 1 for the Twin Cities, Duluth, Crookston and Rochester campuses. It includes university facilities, buildings and grounds.

Forum Discusses Attraction, Health Impacts of E-Cigs, Hookah

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Local medical leaders on Wednesday will explore the health impacts of e-cigarettes.

Members of the Twin Cities Medical Society and Minnesota Medical Association are hosting an event called “The Tobacco Industry of Today.” They will discuss e-cigarettes, hookahs and other flavored products and their attraction and effect on the political landscape.