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Rural Minnesota moms losing out on giving birth locally

At least seven Minnesota hospitals have stopped, or planned to stop, scheduling deliveries since 2009.

Updated: January 31, 2015, - 08:56 AM

Measles case at U draws attention to wider health threat

The case is drawing new attention to Minnesota vaccination laws and prompting state health officials to remind parents that measles remains dangerous.

Updated: January 30, 2015, - 06:14 AM

Health beat: Minneapolis eye doctor joins NASA 'dream team'

Before sending space travelers on a 500-day flight to Mars, NASA needs Dr. Richard Lindstrom and nine other U.S. experts to solve why astronauts suffer severe vision problems after long tours in space.

Updated: January 29, 2015, - 07:46 PM

Anoka-Hennepin schools consider screening for depression

Organizers are considering adding a confidential mental-health and substance-abuse questionnaire to the schools’ annual screening, a reflection of growing attention to anxiety and stress among the nation’s teenagers.

Updated: January 27, 2015, - 03:27 PM

Young adults lead smoking declines

For the first time in the 15-year history of the statewide smoking survey, Minnesota's youngest adults were no longer the most likely to smoke.

Updated: January 23, 2015, - 01:49 PM

Health beat: Chronic pain's toll growing in Minnesota

Many of the thorniest issues in health care in recent years have had to do with chronic, long-term pain.Regulators have...

Updated: January 22, 2015, - 07:42 PM

Hennepin County officials credit “nonintuitive” sex ed for plunge in teen births

13 percent decline vindicates sex ed that focuses on decisionmaking, health officials say.

Updated: January 21, 2015, - 10:52 PM

State study fails to answer nurse staffing problems

An issue simmering since the Twin Cities’ nurse picket of 2010 remains unresolved, to union’s frustration.

Updated: January 19, 2015, - 09:21 PM

Clinic offers a new way to treat children's pain

A trippy new patient room at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis is capable of producing an orange scent, or piping musical vibrations to a comfy chair, as part of the hospital’s movement away from conventional drugs and toward alternatives to help children in pain.

Updated: January 19, 2015, - 09:03 AM

New Americans struggle with health inequities

Study compares health by national origin and native language. State officials have been drawing attention to disparities.

Updated: January 17, 2015, - 10:48 PM

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