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U of M is Becoming a National Hot Spot for Lung Transplants<span style="display: none"> </span>

The University of Minnesota is becoming a national hot spot for lung transplants.

Dr. Gabriel Loor is one of the surgeons responsible for the growth in lung transplants. He feels he does his best work in an operating room.

"I love being able to touch a patient’s life with our hands," he said.

MDH Seeks More Survey Participants to Help Understand Medical Pot Demand

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State health officials want to know how many Minnesotans want medical marijuana and where they live.
    
The state has struggled to answer those questions ahead of the new program's launch in July. The Minnesota Department of Health thinks they'll have about 5,000 patients but other estimates put it at 15,000 or more.
    

University of Minnesota Student Diagnosed with Measles

A student at the University of Minnesota has been diagnosed with measles, state and county health officials confirmed Wednesday.

Maple Grove Receives Water Fluoridation Quality Award

Maple Grove is doing a good job when it comes to preventing tooth decay, according to the U.S Centers for Disease Control.

The city recently received a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U.S Centers for Disease Control for its efforts in achieving an "optimal fluoride level" consistently for 12 months.

Free Dental Care Offered During 'Give Kids a Smile' Day

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You can now sign your kids up for a free dental care event set for next month at more than 200 offices across the state.

“Give Kids a Smile” takes place Feb. 6-7, where Minnesota dentists will be providing free dental care services to up to 6,000 kids in need. Patients must be 18-years-old or younger and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Minnesota Health Officials Report Flu Surge

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Minnesota health officials are reporting a surge in flu outbreaks at schools and long-term care facilities.
    
Through the end of last week, 203 new schools reported outbreaks, compared with 19 the previous week. That raised the number of Minnesota schools reporting outbreaks this season to 271.
    

Experts Focus on Early Intervention for Kids Experiencing 'Toxic Stress'

What happens to a child’s brain as a result of toxic stress?

A symposium put on by St. David's Center for Child & Family Development called "The Neuroscience of Childhood Stress and Applications that Foster Resiliency" was held at Plymouth Creek Center on Friday to discuss that topic.