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The new Mayo Clinic study could have a big impact on sleep medicine, given that 43 million American homes have dogs.
The trend seems to reflect more restrictive licensing laws and changes in teen interests and behavior.
A group of Minnesota families that tested an approach to preventing child obesity several years ago is being recruited for the new research.
The condition, triggered by an overwhelming immune response to infection, was the primary cause of 439 deaths in Minnesota in 2015.
After declining slightly between 2014 and 2015, the share of Minnesotans who describe themselves as obese edged up to an all-time high of 27.8 percent in 2016.
The University of Minnesota has unveiled a new research building where fairgoers can volunteer to participate in studies on anything from dentistry to memory loss.
Dr. Joseph Murray and colleagues from Mayo and the University of Iowa detailed that one of a series of poorly understood gut microbes known as Prevotella bacteria might inhibit the immune system's role in causing MS.
Gov. Mark Dayton's administration expressed "serious concerns" Monday over Mayo Clinic's plan to remove key inpatient and obstetrics services from its hospital in Albert Lea,…
The researchers say they're on the brink of a new era in cancer care.
Bloomington-based HealthPartners has launched a clinical trial to see if insulin, taken in inhaled doses, can stop the degenerative process. But it needs help.
But Blue Cross officials argue that discovering pre-diabetes can be "good news," because the condition is reversible once people know they have it.
Whether people are more afraid today is a matter of dispute, but one researcher said mass media exposure to traumatic events is increasing the opportunities for people to react unreasonably.
Health commissioner cites medical and economic contributions, though one company was linked to smuggling charges.
One of the largest patient experience surveys in the nation shows wide differences in how patients rate doctors and clinic staff.
Decision continues trend of hospitals halting core services in response to changing demand and demographics.
Most gay men are enthusiastic about giving blood — that’s the good news in a new University of Minnesota-led study on attitudes toward blood…
They point specifically to stabilizing insurance markets and addressing rising health care costs and premiums.
Albert Lea is the latest to protest as Mayo plans to consolidate some services in nearby Austin.
Advances in treating the deadly but rare infection make it even more important for swimmers and doctors to understand the symptoms, health officials say.
Infection involved a white adult who had been in a variety of public settings in the Twin Cities while infectious and around several people known to be unvaccinated.
The study, led by the Minneapolis VA, could sharpen a dispute between health economists and urologists over the best treatments for prostate cancer.
The state's rates for opioid-related hospital admissions for residents 24 and younger as well as senior citizens bother were seventh-highest in the U.S.
More women reported economic concerns as a reason for terminating pregnancies, while fewer reported pregnancies that occurred despite the use of contraception.
Twelve Minnesotans were among the hundreds to develop fungal infections. A Brooklyn Park woman who still is living with the consequences feels injustice.
Since the U received federal approval last fall to offer the treatment experimentally, seven patients have undergone the procedure.
Adam Nash was conceived via in vitro fertilization — specifically so doctors at the University of Minnesota could collect stem cells from his umbilical cord blood to save his sister, Molly. Today, back home in Colorado, he has a driver's license and helps disabled children ski.
Key family counseling messages on healthy eating are linked to reducing childhood obesity.
Jake Diekman has struggled since he was 10 with ulcerative colitis and the abdominal pains, diarrhea and emergency bathroom trips that it can cause. But…
On the anniversary of a major strike, the Minnesota Nurses Association announces payments to forgive $2.6 million in medical debt for patients.
U report paints complex picture of teens' choices.
Cancer treatment can be toxic to the body, but also to the family bank account — especially in an era of high and rising drug prices. That's the concern driving a new national study by cancer centers.
Adding second beds to 21 patient rooms at a child psychiatric hospital in Brooklyn Park would address a continued shortage of mental health services, the Minnesota Department of Health concluded.
An audience is building as doctors and patients seek alternatives to opioid painkillers.
The trend suggests that efforts to reduce painkiller prescriptions won't be enough to reduce fatalities
The U's expertise in high-tech medical imaging led to the first detailed mapping of the functions and neural activities of brains in ordinary middle-aged adults.
Lawsuit claims disabled minor was sexually assaulted twice in 30 minutes by an adult patient.
The transaortic valve replacement (TAVR) bought the 28-year-old mom time, and a successful pregnancy, until open heart surgery is needed.
U researchers found most people didn't slather up enough for full coverage.
Minnesotans with preexisting conditions worry that health insurance will soon be priced beyond reach.
The tests of low-level electrical brain stimulation aim to reduce problem for some soldiers who struggle with tame civilian life after the chaos and trauma of war.
Elevated levels in babies led to changes in eating habits on the North Shore.
The University of Minnesota is studying a more deliberate approach to identify patients who might be hesitant or afraid to admit to abuse.
Patients with chronic pain fared no better with the potentially addictive painkillers than they did with non-opioid meds.
Simple blood draw could allow screening for a dozen types of the disease.
The Minnesota Department of Health identified 51 new hepatitis C infections last year, the highest annual number since at least 1998.
The successful Sanford Bemidji Medical Center program soothing both mother and infant also offers a blueprint for others in the state.
Considering that astronauts on a mission to Mars will face almost a year of confinement, stress and boredom, an extra bag of peanuts isn't likely to cut it.
Abortions opponents marched in a vigil outside Planned Parenthood in St. Paul while supporters chanted for the organization's future and imperiled federal funding.
Health officials want people to buy the medication and learn how to use it in an emergency.
The Bloomington-based health care provider has received a $3 million federal grant through its research institute to expand access to the program.
A look back at 1,000 heart attack victims found that many were not taking statins, lending support to updated guidelines.
A family member said the 20-year-old man suspected of killing her family members was involved in an intense custody dispute with one of the slain young women over a little girl.
When the impact of breast-feeding on a child's long-term cognitive gains was still an open scientific question, the absence of knowledge was sort of a…
Workers presented a petition to HCMC's chief executive Wednesday afternoon, but were escorted out by security after the leader discovered their meeting was appearing live on Facebook.
The engineer-turned-restaurateur bought Becky's in 1949 with his wife, Jeanne, and turned it into what AAA called "the most unique cafeteria in the nation" until its closure in 1986.
University of Minnesota efforts with treating peripheral artery disease are helping to make the link.
Dr. John Noseworthy said he relayed the need for federal research money.
A recent speech raised concerns that the Rochester-based health system would be making it harder for Medicaid patients to receive care.
Though the latest proposal presents personal risks, some GOP voters in Elk River are eager to see if the White House and Congress can come up with something better.
A doctor often gets called “Doctor” as a show of respect in public and among colleagues — well, at least when he is a…
Mayo Clinic's chief executive made a startling announcement in a recent speech to employees: The Rochester-based health system will give preference to patients with private insurance over those with lower-paying Medicaid or Medicare coverage.
A University of Minnesota study found that 2.3 percent of women ages 18 to 44 and 0.8 percent of pregnant women had taken opioids for nonmedical reasons in the 30 days before completing a national drug use survey.
Leaders of the two health systems said merging would create efficiencies and save money.
Hospital group calls report by nurses' union a "stunt."
The expertise comes from having performed the first pediatric kidney transplant in 1963 and more than 1,000 since then.
Patients living on streets struggle with follow-up care, medications.
St. Joseph's Hospital addresses shortage of mental health care, but partner is controversial.
At a time crucial to know how health coverage works, many adults, especially the younger ones, are vexed by the lingo.
Protesting workers fault the Minneapolis hospital's bloated management, spending for the financial problems that cost workers' jobs.
Required Rx monitoring effective at detecting addicts, but objections center on practicality.
Increased physician counseling in and of itself might not eliminate health disparities, but over time, it could make a dent in child obesity rates.
State's medical errors report finds that the problem is common.
Minnesota's hospitals have publicly reported adverse events since 2005. This database allows you to look up adverse events by hospital, year or error type.
Measuring changes in infants' brain growth can allow doctors to predict the likelihood that they will be diagnosed with autism in their toddler years, according to two University of Minnesota researchers.
Hospital hired hundreds of replacements as nurses walked out over health insurance dispute.
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