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Flu claims a fifth Minnesota child as outbreak winds down

State got “hit pretty hard” and “very fast,” state official says.

Updated: February 13, 2015, - 05:48 AM

Health beat: Delay children's vaccines? Bad idea

Reaction to last week’s Star Tribune story on the anti-vaccine movement was intense — reflecting the frustration of scientists whose...

Updated: February 13, 2015, - 01:20 AM

Pregnant women more comfortable asking questions of midwives than OBs, says U of M study

Women find it easier to ask questions of midwives than of doctors, research finds.

Updated: February 10, 2015, - 09:27 PM

Hospital tones down alarms to reduce fatigue, enhance safety

The goal is to eliminate alarms that signal only minor problems and instead have them sound only for issues that require immediate response.

Updated: February 09, 2015, - 06:02 AM

Measles outbreak has vaccine opponents on the defensive

Vaccine horror stories slowly have been reshaping America’s public health landscape. Now the vaccine skeptics are themselves facing skeptics.

Updated: February 08, 2015, - 03:04 PM

Health beat: Do report cards improve health care?

For 10 years, MN Community Measurement has been putting heat on medical clinics by publicly ranking them on patient care...

Updated: February 05, 2015, - 06:38 PM

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

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