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Medicare payment decreases could stifle safety net savings from drug discount program.
The Graham-Cassidy bill could defund MinnesotaCare and shift funding from Minnesota to states like Wisconsin. "This takes us back several steps." a Minnesota health official says.
Health Department calls the extended streak 'alarming.'
State's biggest health insurer says Minnesota has exceeded national averages.
Shirley Lockwood Larson was one of those kids who loved to sing for guests who visited her parents' home.That love began a lifelong dedication to…
Last new case was reported 42 days ago, so epidemiologists don't expect more infections.
State health officials have scheduled an announcement for Friday if no new cases are reported.
Tests rule out petting zoo as site where two Wright County siblings picked up bacteria that killed one.
A new clinic will be built in the Uptown neighborhood and other facilities in the 19-clinic network will be modernized.
As Congress debates health care, $27 million in federal aid for state's rural and needy is in jeopardy. Cutbacks and closures could follow.
They point specifically to stabilizing insurance markets and addressing rising health care costs and premiums.
Repealing Obamacare would cut coverage, undermine medical reforms and raise consumer costs, they argue as U.S. Senate leaders ready a new bill.
State seeks extra $600K to control measles, tuberculosis, syphilis.
The estimate by the Department of Human Services found those funding losses would multiply in subsequent years.
Patients put health in peril as they struggle to pay bills. "I only get so much money a month," said one retiree.
No new cases in weeks after authorities rushed to contain the outbreak.
Centers that ignore rules can act as unwitting incubators for the measles virus.
A pioneer in children's health care, he had received training in Freud's method of psychoanalysis — even working with Freud's daughter, Anna.
Measles' impact on children, even after they recover, can last for years.
Minnesota's measles outbreak has expanded into Le Sueur County with two new cases in unvaccinated children, a development that was expected by health officials as…
For nearly four weeks, the Minnesota Department of Health had been battling a measles outbreak that is now the state's worst since 1990.
The latest three cases — all family members — are in Crow Wing County.
The health care system is asking that children under age 5 not visit its hospitals unless they are seeking care, and children under 11 are asked to wear masks.
All 3 are unvaccinated children in Hennepin County, the center of the outbreak so far.
Quarantine is considered as infections spread beyond Hennepin County area, with first non-Somali and first adult cases.
Feds say only 37 percent of kids on Medical Assistance got preventive care in '15.
The groups' message for a meeting planned for Sunday at the Brian Coyle Community Center in Minneapolis: "The epidemic is autism, not measles."
Five more cases of measles in Minnesota were reported Thursday, bringing the total to 29. Health officials also announced that the outbreak has spread to Stearns County.
All cases are still among Somali-American children in Hennepin County. A meeting Wednesday night tried to spread the word to get more kids vaccinated.
Eight new infections were confirmed Monday. State health officials said that all of the cases have occurred within the Somali-American community.
Misinformation about the measles shot raised fear in many Somali families. Now health officials are reaching out and redoubling their efforts.
Risk to the public from drug-resistant strain is low, health officials say.
Syphilis and gonorrhea see double-digit increases; chlamydia remains prevalent.
U officials urge students to stay in if they feel sick.
Two more measles cases were confirmed by Minnesota health officials Wednesday, bringing the total number of infections in the current outbreak to 11. Of those sickened, nine are known to have been unvaccinated for the highly contagious disease.
State health investigators are still trying to determine the source of the measles outbreak, the largest in Minnesota since 2011, when 26 people were infected.
State health officials are investigating the source and whether the illness has spread.
Many dental offices won't accept new patients covered by Medical Assistance — or have dropped out of the program altogether — leaving the state's nonprofit dental clinics overwhelmed with requests. Of the 500,000 children on Medical Assistance, the state estimates that only one-third had seen a dentist in 2015.
GOP 'repeal and replace' plan would slash Medicaid for thousands.
The American Health Care Act, which passed two U.S. House committees since its introduction last Monday, would cut $1 billion annually from the nation's public health system.
Republican-led bill would cause wrenching cutbacks but could enhance market forces.
State could lose $1.3 billion in 2019 and more in ensuing years, a state analysis shows.
The hospital's labor and delivery services were phased out two years ago, and then last year three physicians and a nurse abruptly resigned from Mayo's Lake City clinic.
Whether he was listening to a heart beat through a stethoscope or the songs of Duke Ellington, Dr. Waldemar Cruz paid close attention to the…
The state's experience with high-risk pools shows that you can cover thousands of people who are denied coverage by private insurers — but that it isn't cheap for the public or the patients.
Clinics reported that nearly 5 percent of all patients had flu-like symptoms
State health officials are encouraging residents to get vaccinated if they haven't already.
With efforts to help with jobs and apartments, the program also betters lives beyond medical care.
State spending came in $245 million lower than expected, mainly because of health care
Many residents with the infection are not getting treatment.
Any changes under President Trump and a GOP Congress will affect 200,000 Minnesotans who gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Allina adapts its campaign to improve quality of life in neighborhood.
The latest Minnesota Student Survey from the Department of Health paints an encouraging picture of the state's adolescents.
A snowy crash that badly hurt two paramedics led the EMS staff to design its own improved emergency vehicle.
In all her years with Atonement Lutheran Church in Bloomington, there was little that Dorothy DeMore did not touch. One of the co-founders of the…
By harnessing a huge database of patient records, 10 of the state's safety-net clinics have cut ER use, slowed spending and saved taxpayers millions.
State health investigators are intensifying efforts to pinpoint the source of the Hopkins outbreak of Legionnaires' disease even as three new cases were confirmed Friday. The outbreak has now sickened 23 people and led to one death.
Three new cases of Legionnaires' disease linked to the ongoing Hopkins outbreak were confirmed by state officials Tuesday, bringing the total number of those sickened to 20, including one death.
Total is now 12, biggest Minnesota outbreak in two decades. All the cases have appeared in people who live or work in Hopkins, but the source of the infections remains a mystery.
Minnesota ranked No. 5 nationally.
The university first landed the $51 million, five-year National Institutes of Health grant in 2011. Officials hope to restore funding next year.
The collapse left the U looking for a new partner — and a string of questions about the future of the medical school, one of Minnesota's flagship institutions, and its status as a leading research institution.
Odorless gas is a leading cause of lung cancer.
The LifeCourse program educates patients on how to write a medical directive, how to care for themselves, and even how to make the best of their remaining time — and has achieved striking results in the way people use medical care in their final months.
An Edina dentist whose teenage patient died after wisdom teeth surgery last summer can return to practice but won’t be allowed to use anesthesia or…
When Dr. Warren Warwick first started working with cystic fibrosis patients in the 1960s, they often would die in childhood.Today they can live beyond their…
Consumer complaints are said to need monitoring.
Twin Cities blood banks are taking steps to prevent the Zika virus from entering the region's blood supply.
But state health officials urge caution for those traveling to affected areas.
A Minnesota woman returning from Honduras has tested positive for the Zika virus, an infection that has sent waves of anxiety through much of Latin…
Two visions emerge for state's low-cost health plan: Expand it, end it
At an Apple Valley Rotary meeting some years ago, Steve Mattson heard that children in Haiti were dying because of contaminated drinking water. He knew…
Set up to be safe havens, some group homes for the disabled have become remote "prisons," where residents are vulnerable to violence and neglect.
How far should state's drug registry program go?
Minnesota health systems amp up the competition.
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