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Health Beat: Suicide's toll on family survivors

Duane Halverson used to be good at long-range planning — at being a visionary executive for companies such as Land...

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 05:24 PM

Sick kids crowding hospitals amid worry about respiratory illness

No cases of enterovirus 68 have been confirmed in Minnesota, but children with respiratory illnesses are filing into Twin Cities hospitals

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 11:52 AM

3,000 concussions last year take toll on prep sports in Minnesota

State health officials hoped the figures would motivate school officials, coaches and others involved in high school sports to take concussions seriously and to remove athletes from play whenever they showed signs of these traumatic brain injuries.

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 10:03 AM

Health beat: Hospital upgrades cut infections

A simple premise is proving true for Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota — if hospitalized patients aren’t moved around...

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 04:32 PM

Minnesota doctors now must report dense breast tissue on mammograms

Doctors must notify women when a mammogram shows dense tissue that could make it harder to detect cancerous tumors.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 11:27 PM

Mayo offers at-home colon cancer test; stool sample goes in the mail

“Cologuard represents a significant advancement in identifying colorectal cancer at its most treatable stage,” said Dr. Vijay Shah, chairman of gastroenterology and hepatology for Mayo.

Updated: August 26, 2014, - 06:19 AM

April 24: Allina halts all water births, upsetting expectant moms

The decision follows national medical guidance but upsets expectant mothers who planned to give birth in birthing tubs.

Updated: August 21, 2014, - 11:07 PM

A co-occurring cruelty: Parkinson's and depression

Recent research has clarified how common it is for them to occur at the same time. But the issue didn’t gain much attention until the death of Robin Williams.

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 11:45 PM

Health beat: Signs of success for the Heart of New Ulm project

Denise Leitz says Adrian Peterson almost ended her journey to better health.When AP dropped a key pass in a Vikings...

Updated: August 15, 2014, - 05:59 PM

Traveling petting zoo linked to E. coli outbreak infecting 13

Health officials advise washing hands whenever close to farm animals.

Updated: August 12, 2014, - 08:46 PM

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