The guides are part of a fast-growing, and hotly debated, trend in medicine: Putting people with minimal (if any) medical expertise on the front lines — with titles like patient navigator or coach — to help improve care, and rein in the costs, of patients with chronic illnesses.
Updated: August 16, 2013, - 10:26 AM
Heidi Weber accused the for-profit school of dismissing her for exposing unethical practices.
Updated: August 15, 2013, - 11:19 PM
The program, run by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, debuted this year at just two urban high schools, Roosevelt and St. Paul’s Johnson Senior High. In all, about 100 students signed up for the nudges.
Updated: August 15, 2013, - 10:41 AM
For years, a debate has raged over whether high school athletes should have a heart test, known as an ECG,...
Updated: August 12, 2013, - 02:53 PM
It’s easy to see why people called him “Hippie Dave.”Even in his 60s, David Nolan wore tie-dyed T-shirts, long gray...
Updated: August 08, 2013, - 09:01 PM
If all goes as planned at the University of Minnesota’s Amplatz Children’s Hospital, the child — who has not been publicly identified — could become the second person in the world cured of both deadly illnesses by an extraordinary type of cell transplant.
Updated: July 12, 2013, - 06:19 PM
At Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Dr. Tim Henry is using adult stem cells to come up with a realistic treatment option for heart disease.
Updated: July 09, 2013, - 10:14 PM
Dr. Steven Miles vividly remembers the notorious 2004 photograph of U.S. soldiers grinning beside a pile of naked prisoners at...
Updated: July 06, 2013, - 05:02 PM
Do-it-yourself kiosks in stores may help fill a need for preventive care. Health care experts are trying to figure out if they are a gimmick, a breakthrough or both.
Updated: July 06, 2013, - 07:20 AM