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6 Minnesota Kids Have Developed a Rare, Polio-Like Illness—and Health Officials Don’t Know Why

Six Minnesota children have recently been diagnosed with a rare, polio-like nervous system disorder that can cause paralysis — and the cluster is concerning and puzzling state health officials. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has since mid-September received a half-dozen reports of children with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a severe condition that typically affects… Read More »

What to know about constipation after surgery

Surgical procedures are stressful on the body. As a result, they can cause unexpected side effects, including constipation. Constipation does not affect everyone who has surgery, but it is a relatively common side effect of pain medications, anesthesia, and a lack of mobility. Depending on which body part or parts the surgery involved, straining to… Read More »