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Tuesday, October 19th: Pollen production is low from grasses, trees, weeds, and mold.

We will update our allergy forecast Monday through Friday during Good Morning Northland and on WDIO.com.

US expected to authorize mix-and-match COVID booster shots

The FDA is expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster shots later this week.

US regulators lay out plan for over-the-counter hearing aids

The FDA is working on a plan that would let most Americans buy hearing aids without a prescription. More than 15% of U.S. adults have trouble hearing.

States can reserve COVID-19 shots for younger kids next week

U.S. health officials are inviting state officials to pre-order doses starting next week, setting the stage for a national COVID-19 vaccination campaign for younger children.

FDA panel backs lower-dose Moderna COVID booster

U.S. health advisers said Thursday that some Americans who received Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine should get a half-dose booster to bolster protection against the virus. The panel will discuss a Johnson & Johnson booster on Friday.

FDA spells out lower sodium goals for food industry

U.S. regulators release long-awaited guidelines aimed at reducing sodium levels in dozens of foods, saying individuals 14 years and older should limit their consumption to 2,300 mg/day.

Minnesota court: Workers' comp can't cover medical marijuana

The Minnesota Supreme Court says workers' compensation for injured employees doesn't cover medical marijuana because the drug remains illegal under federal law.

FDA authorizes first e-cigarettes, cites benefit for smokers

The FDA authorizes the first electronic cigarettes in the U.S., saying the Vuse e-cigarette helped smokers quit or significantly reduce use of cigarettes.

VIDEO: Full COVID-19 health briefing from Duluth Hospitals

Medical professionals from Essentia Health and St. Luke's Hospital came together for a virtual press conference to update the community on COVID-19 developments in our communities.

Minnesota COVID-19 positivity rate hits vaccine-era high

Minnesota’s COVID-19 test positivity rate has soared to 8.3%, the highest mark since the vaccines first rolled out late last year.

Advice shifting on aspirin use for preventing heart attacks

Health officials backtrack on taking a daily aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke in adults over 60. The risk of bleeding outweighs any potential prevention benefits.

Merck asks US FDA to authorize promising anti-COVID pill

Drugmaker Merck has asked U.S. regulators to authorize its antiviral pill against COVID-19.  It would be the first pill shown to treat COVID-19 symptoms.

The City of Duluth is asking for participation in their Master Parks survey.

Duluth is asking for participation in parks survey

Minnesota halts deer importation, movement within state

Ontario authorities: Poacher shot moose, left it to rot

Wisconsin DNR defies board, reduces fall wolf quota