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A large statewide survey by ClearWay Minnesota also showed a rise in e-cigarette use among young adults.
New national research, led by Dr. Karen Margolis of the HealthPartners Institute in Bloomington, defied conventional medical wisdom.
Breadth of 2010 health care law means many will be affected if it's struck down in the courts.
The YouSurance storefront will open Monday, Jan. 14, in the U.S. Bank Building, selling policies that will vary in cost by individual genetic profiles.
Minnesota's rate of opioid-related overdose deaths might be lower than the national average, but the state is seeing similar trends in synthetic drugs causing more deaths.
Fewer patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes are staying at optimal levels of health, according to the Minnesota Community Measurement annual report.
Decision by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency upset opponents of the facility, who had hoped for a stringent environmental review of the land and the proposal's impact.
Health Dept. report comes with plea for prevention.
Minneapolis-based firm predicts likely shortages, which can drive up prices.
Kanani Ali hopes her recovery from acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, will inspire other afflicted kids.
Telemedicine isn't just a one-way street from the cities to the sticks.
More Minnesotans are connecting with their doctors electronically.
The Minnesota Department of Health is adding the degenerative neurological disorder to its cannabis program, which includes cancer pain, epileptic seizures, PTSD and autism. Research is limited, but findings suggest that cannabis inhibits the formation of proteins linked to memory loss and dementia.
Health system is cutting out the middleman with direct-to-employer access to therapists.
Minnesota board tells retired OB-GYN to undergo training after spreading cancerous tissue.
Clinics worked to control costs, but wide variations in prices were found.
It suggests that health officials may need to rethink the state's diabetes support programs, which tend to target people 45 or older.
Fueled by the lack of research, Peter Grahn turned his life's focus toward rehabilitative medicine.
Leaders of the proposed Minnesota College of Osteopathic Medicine in Gaylord, Minn., have taken key steps this year to advance the project.
The national trial, co-led by a Minneapolis researcher, found no difference in recovery from stomach flu if patients took probiotic supplements.
Critics fear a potent new painkiller he worked to get OK'd will worsen epidemic.
Winona Health will be able to assess patients for any of 430 conditions.
"I really want to help students," donor says.
Media coverage of celebrities such as Tiger Woods has suggested a rising problem of sexually compulsive behavior. A new study explored how common it really is.
$7 million study at U of M concluded that training parents helped some kids.
Minneapolis researchers' unconventional theory is that hastily arranged vaccines contributed to some veterans' mysterious and chronic illnesses
Ease of access to spray cans and glue tubes makes huffing a difficult addiction to cure, drug therapists say.
Local hospitals with fewer neonatal resources face same struggle as urban ones, university finds.
University of Minnesota study of Southeast Asians could explain rising rates of obesity and related diseases.
As Minnesota's suicide rate climbs, employers urged to play a bigger role.
Dworkin died at age 65 on Oct. 13 from complications of alcoholism.
Progress is coming as the leading culprit for childhood lead exposure — old houses coated with chipping or peeling lead-based paint — is diminishing.
Forum proposes a "to-do list" to improve awareness, diagnosis and treatment of the mysterious, polio-like condition.
The CDC has reported 155 suspected cases in the nation so far this year, but it hasn't isolated the viral, genetic or environmental causes.
"The ability to grow human cells in the pig that don't have the rejection issues? This is a first-of-its-kind initiative," said Tammy Lee, Recombinetics' chief executive.
The lawsuit accuses manufacturers of price-gouging patients who have diabetes.
Lab tests are helping authorities rule out suspected causes of acute flaccid myelitis.
The app syncs with virtual reality (VR) goggles, providing children interactive simulations of MRI scans before they go through the real ones.
Scientific Testing Partners, in the second floor of the U.S. Bank building, illustrates the rapid expanse in genetic know-how, and in its collection of data for varied uses.
All cases have been reported in the last two weeks. Officials are alerting doctors and urging parents to take common anti-virus precautions.
The mentorship program supports minority and low-income children — at every step — as they pursue medical careers.
Minnesota's Allina and Mayo hospital systems were tested in Yale researchers' study.
Plaintiffs now mediating settlement with Allina.
Eight-year agreement will rebrand medical group as M Health Fairview.
Risk-benefit calculation changes for some, not all.
Research is finding that the flu vaccine fades as weeks go by.
Two studies suggest it is possible to reduce the pain and anxiety of children's shots, and keep doctors and nurses on schedule.
Tight labor market adds incentives for businesses as addiction spreads to ordinary workplaces.
Mayo conference weighs ethical responsibilities of individualizing medicine.
A classically harsh August for weed allergies has given way, so far, to a milder September. But — sniff, sniff — allergy season might not…
Investigation finds that Fairview Southdale violated privacy rights.
Telemonitoring blood pressure was helpful, but results were temporary.
A University of Minnesota doctor is recommending reforms to medical education to address the problem of misdiagnosis — arguing that the existing apprenticeship approach isn’t…
Crowdsourcing is changing disease surveillance, with phone-linked thermometers being the latest innovation.
A new study doesn't address whether there are more cases or just more diagnoses.
As doctors reflected on the anniversary of one of the U's signature achievements, they expressed equal excitement about the progress ahead.
Three die-hard families share their favorite attractions and some of the secrets behind their fair-day fun.
Surgeries reduced vascular problems that lead to blindness, amputations.
He leaves a legacy as a man who had the instinct for the right choices and the right words.
Medical ethicists said it is a cautionary tale, revealing breakdowns in doctor-patient relationships that can compel patients to leave even before they are stable.
HabitAware received $300,000 federal grant to test non-pharmaceutical approach.
Coon Rapids police have investigated a video of a local teenage girl passing a marijuana pipe to a grade-school-aged relative to smoke.
Video shows deputy throwing rope to the women, who were entangled in weeds.
A dispute between Children's Minnesota and doctors caring for its fragile premature newborns has spawned a lawsuit and a professional divorce that could undermine neonatal intensive care in the Twin Cities.
Expectations driven by social media are affecting patients with eating disorders such as anorexia as well.
Animal and human tests are needed, but Minnesota engineers have addressed a key hurdle in using stem cells.
Minnesota has lagged the nation in smoke-free mental health facilities.
University of Minnesota raises alarm and cites study: 85% of patient transfers are affected.
The concept is based on the University of Minnesota's Citizen Health Care model.
Mice, too, delay deciding, then can't shift gears even when better options emerge, University of Minnesota scientists report for first time.
Pelican Rapids pharmacist lost her daughter four years ago to an E. coli infection, then died from prolonged complications herself.
The prevalence of veterans with lung, prostate and bladder cancers makes it likely that the hospital will pursue studies in those areas, a VA doctor said.
In a study published late last month, the doctors found they could predict within 10 percentage points a person's one-year death risk.
While little known, the federal rule has been commonly used in the Twin Cities.
Minnesota is suing Purdue Pharma in hopes of recouping money spent by Minnesota taxpayers in paying for opioid painkillers for unproven and harmful purposes.