There is a level of community interest in the Ebola disease. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has detailed information available.
For more information on Ebola: Fact Sheet | Ebola Outbreak: Frequently Asked Questions
MNsure Online Health Insurance Marketplace Opens
MNsure, a new one-stop health insurance marketplace where Minnesotans can find and compare health plans, and choose the coverage that fits their needs has opened. The site also provides information on eligibility for low-cost or free health plans (similar to Medical Assistance). Individuals and families who do not have health coverage, and small businesses with up to 50 employees, can use MNsure to find and enroll in health plans now for coverage starting in January 2014.
For more information on MNsure | 1.855.3.MNsure (1.855.366.7873) | MNsure Fact Sheet (pdf)
Mercury Poisoning Linked to Skin Products
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps, or lotions that might contain mercury. Skin products containing mercury have been found in Minnesota and at least six other states. They are manufactured in other countries and marketed as skin lighteners and anti-aging treatments that remove age spots, freckles, blemishes and wrinkles.
For more information on Skin Lightening Creams | FDA Alert | Minnesota Department of Health