Dan Browning

Reporter | Health Care | Medical Research
Phone: 612-673-4493
Dan Browning covers health care and medical research for the Star Tribune. His areas of expertise include investigative reporting, computer-assisted reporting (i.e., data analysis) and white collar crime.

Recent content from Dan Browning

Medical conditions don't explain C-section rates

Study of U.S. hospitals finds inexplicably wide variations in rates.

Updated: October 21, 2014, - 11:35 PM

Study calls lack of data on widely used opioid painkillers 'shocking'

A new federal study says there is no good research to guide doctors on the risks or effectiveness of their long-term use.

Updated: October 10, 2014, - 08:09 PM

Can brain surgery be taught in an 80-hour workweek?

Rules to avoid fatigue-driven errors mean that neurology residents, who used to work 120 hours a week, are limited to an 80-hour workweek. Now, a U study finds that shorter hours for residents don’t mean better outcomes for patients.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 01:53 PM

Obituary: Businesswoman Sara Perlich Bye made friends everywhere

Sara Perlich Bye could dress up for a Symphony Ball fundraiser one day, then switch to camo and go duck...

Updated: October 06, 2014, - 09:05 PM

Minn. hospitals, health officials say they're well-prepared for Ebola

Planning for a local case of deadly African virus began long before first U.S. case emerged in Dallas.

Updated: October 04, 2014, - 01:54 PM

St. Paul nursing home extends its free care for the dying

A St. Paul nursing home offering free hospice care to cancer patients has expanded its mission.

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 11:09 PM

Community health clinics in Minnesota get a $3.6 million booster

Clinics in Minnesota get $3.6 million in Affordable Care Act funds to spend in the areas of greatest need.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 02:51 PM

Planned Parenthood offers birth control, STD services online

Planned Parenthood pilot offers video counseling, STD kits in Minnesota and Washington.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 10:30 PM

CPR devices bound for rural Minnesota

More than 300 new automatic cardiopulmonary resuscitation devices will be distributed to emergency rooms and ambulances around the state through a $4 million grant, an initiative that could help save the lives of patients requiring extensive cardiac care, the Minnesota Department of Health said Friday.

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 08:14 PM

Health Beat: Nursing home study finds more attention equals better quality of life

It took some sophisticated statistical methods to prove what might seem obvious to the untrained eye: If you pay more...

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 05:16 PM

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