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More Minn. teens playing it safe (or fibbing about drinking, smoking)

Either today’s teens are taking fewer illicit risks, or they’re getting better at fibbing about it.Results of the 2013 Minnesota...

Updated: January 18, 2014, - 06:13 AM

Use of tanning beds by teen girls worries Minn. health officials

A significant number of white teenage girls in Minnesota are using tanning beds in pursuit of that bronze glow, despite the risk of contracting “a terrible cancer,” state health officials said.

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 08:46 AM

Minnesota must destroy 1 million newborn blood samples

The state also will pay nearly $1 million in court costs under a legal settlement in a long-running privacy lawsuit over a newborn blood-screening program.

Updated: January 13, 2014, - 10:26 PM

Docs ready for wave of new MNsure patients

Doctors, care centers feel ready for any influx of the newly enrolled.

Updated: January 12, 2014, - 06:57 AM

Fairview restricts visitors to fight flu at its 6 Minnesota hospitals

While exceptions will be considered for compassionate reasons, the health system is temporarily banning visitors younger than 5 and screening other visitors for influenza-like symptoms.

Updated: January 10, 2014, - 12:13 AM

Sanford Health invests big in genetic testing

The S.D.-based health network is betting that such information will help improve primary care.

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 09:43 PM

A medical-testing lesson from Minnesota: Less can be more

Minnesota's approach to cutting unnecessary CTs and MRIs could be a model for federal Medicare program.

Updated: January 06, 2014, - 08:29 PM

Jan. 1: MNsure: Some are insured, others are in limbo

Wednesday marks a “new day” for thousands of Minnesotans who acquired health insurance through MNsure — whether they know it or not.

Updated: January 01, 2014, - 12:10 PM

MNsure helpers are lifelines to frustrated customers

With website still balky, navigators play an urgent role as Minnesotans race state's Dec. 31 health insurance deadline.

Updated: December 23, 2013, - 09:19 PM

Young invincibles slow to enroll in MNsure

Insurers priced premiums on hopes of a healthier customer base.

Updated: December 22, 2013, - 07:54 AM

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