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12 Minnesota hospitals face penalties for infection rates, bedsores

Medicare performance data cite high infection rates, bedsores and other preventable problems.

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 11:37 PM

Flu spikes in Minn. schools; hospitals see more cases

The second week of December was a nasty one for seasonal influenza, with 203 schools reporting outbreaks of flu-like illness and 60 people hospitalized, according to figures released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 12:28 AM

Health beat: Addict meds come with a lifetime burden

Imagine taking daily medications prescribed by your doctor — and enduring nausea, chills and the worst flu symptoms ever if...

Updated: December 18, 2014, - 11:59 PM

What does health care cost? Study finds big gaps among Minn. clinics

Spending on medical care varies dramatically depending on the clinics that Minnesotans choose — from $269 to $826 per patient per month — according to a first-of-its-kind analysis designed to make patients wiser shoppers and doctors more accountable for the cost of care.

Updated: December 18, 2014, - 09:00 AM

Early state flu report indicates a harsher year

Cases have now been reported in half of the state’s eight reporting districts, and school outbreaks are above average for this time of year.

Updated: December 17, 2014, - 01:21 PM

Doctors reluctant to use heroin addiction medication

Despite patient “miracles,” a Burnsville doctor can’t persuade his peers to prescribe Suboxone.

Updated: December 16, 2014, - 11:46 PM

Flu cases jam Twin Cities hospitals

Most patients don’t require advanced care, but two hospitals reported record numbers of visits.

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 09:15 PM

Health beat: Small west-metro clinic has big effect on care, cost

Providing high quality care at the lowest cost is a tough double play for doctors to turn.Yet a small Twin...

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 05:55 PM

Owatonna High senior dies of flu-like illness

Doctors are still waiting for test results, but case could signal a harsh flu season.

Updated: December 10, 2014, - 07:58 PM

Part One: Mayo faces new price of success

Mayo has been lauded by President Obama and influential health economists as an example of superb care and medical efficiency. Yet Mayo also has a reputation in Minnesota — confirmed by publicly available health data — for high prices.

Updated: December 08, 2014, - 05:35 PM

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