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Lung cancer screening's slow start

Business has been slow for Allina Health’s lung cancer screening program, despite a new federal recommendation that many chronic smokers...

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 04:23 PM

Health beat: Fed-up doctor is Bachmann's guest for State of the Union

In some ways, Dr. Julie Anderson was four years late to the prom: She attended Tuesday night’s State of the...

Updated: February 01, 2014, - 05:21 PM

Medical mistakes down -- and up, Minnesota hospitals report

State data show notable gain in 10-year effort to reduce non-fatal errors but an offsetting bump in those that proved fatal.

Updated: January 23, 2014, - 09:53 AM

Cancer rates are normal in polluted Como area, state says

Soil contaminated years ago by General Mills had raised worries of additional health risks.

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 09:50 PM

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

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