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At Twin Cities hospitals, doing more with less blood

Twin Cities area hospitals have cut their use of donated blood by thousands of units over the last five years, abandoning long-held but thinly researched criteria about which patients need transfusions.

Updated: October 21, 2013, - 05:55 AM

More efficient use of donated blood could help growing future need

Doctors are learning to do more with fewer blood transfusions, but worry demand could still outstrip future supplies.

Updated: October 20, 2013, - 07:09 PM

MNsure: 3,700 Minnesotans enrolled in health exchange plans

Some 12,011 people have created accounts on MNsure, the state’s online health insurance marketplace, which launched Oct. 1, but only 5,569 have completed applications on the site and only 3,769 have actually enrolled in health plans, state officials reported Wednesday.

Updated: October 17, 2013, - 01:13 PM

MnSURE enrollment figures solid so far

MnSURE official April Todd Malmlov says group is pleased with enrollment so far.

Updated: October 17, 2013, - 01:11 PM

State Patrol investigating call to whistleblower saying, 'You're marked'

The State Patrol is called in after an anonymous caller told human services official, “You’re marked.”

Updated: October 11, 2013, - 11:59 AM

Major glitches fixed in MNsure website, officials say

The online marketplace for health insurance has fixed the identity-verification problems that at one point kept half of interested shoppers from creating accounts.

Updated: October 09, 2013, - 08:26 PM

State reviewing payments to U pediatric hospital

Question is whether Amplatz facility is really a stand-alone hospital.

Updated: October 09, 2013, - 07:29 PM

New MNsure site fixes old problems but another arises

Nearly 6,000 Minnesotans have created accounts on the exchange to buy health insurance.

Updated: October 07, 2013, - 09:52 PM

Diverse crew is spreading the word on MNsure

Broad base of insurance advisers targets wide spectrum of clients.

Updated: October 06, 2013, - 09:09 PM

Health beat: MNsure's deep thought security questions

Now I know why it takes people so long to get through the MNsure online health insurance exchange. It isn’t...

Updated: October 05, 2013, - 04:52 PM

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