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Fairview Health and University of Minnesota partnership will offer basic medical care starting in November.
Minnesota, which found itself at the center of a national mystery last year, has reported no cases so far in 2019.
Officials say investigations are focusing on human sources of contamination.
Deaths related to prescription and illicit opioid drugs dropped sharply in Minnesota last year, according to preliminary state figures, giving health officials hope that a two decadelong epidemic has peaked.
U study links spike in use of pain and seizure meds to doctor payouts.
Launched in June, the Center for Women's Health seeks to copy Mayo's Executive Health Program.
But more nonresidents travel to the state to get the procedure.
Some in Albert Lea feel sting of losing services to Austin; Mayo sees pluses all around.
Modest sums help small businesses afford healthier practices, but do they make employees healthier?
Variations in prescribing rates by county or medical specialty underscore the problem. In one Minnesota county, doctors issued 27.4 opioid prescriptions per 100 residents. In another, the rate was 98.6.
Fundraising in memory of "Nat" Hawley could expand research of rare cancer that took her life.
HealthEast, Fairview Health and Methodist Hospital negotiators reach tentative agreements.
The University of Minnesota and Children's Minnesota pursued an agreement last year to combine their competing hospitals into a "new, independent pediatric care system." Management disagreements scuttled the discussions.
Despite likely approval, talks will go on. Health insurance is key issue.
Children's group is first to vote as talks continue at other metro hospitals.
More than sleep or fitness, we turned to Google for help setting boundaries.
Anticipating further debate over legalization, doctors want to be informed on benefits and risks.
RNs at 14 hospitals have not authorized a strike, but some go picketing.
Researchers in the states found men in rural areas particularly vulnerable.
An uptick in assault injuries at the Anoka facility coincide with loss of police security presence on site.
Minneapolis VA is testing a device that rouses users from disruptive dreams.
The posting of a Minnesota woman's abortion records on Facebook without her consent has touched off a criminal investigation by state authorities while revealing the fragility of medical privacy in the social media era.
Ron Bach, who studies deployment-related illness, and his VA colleagues propose the term Burn Pit Syndrome.
Dr. Nicole Baldwin will present her findings at the Minneapolis VA on Thursday.
Contracts expire May 31, with only modest progress in labor negotiations.
Employers' money-saving strategies have run their course, a study suggests.
The contradiction between Tiger Woods' success and efforts to limit fusion surgery — at least as a first-choice option for low-back pain — reflects one of the great tensions in American medicine.
Researchers will contact 25,000 people who were originally part of U.S. Department of Education surveys in the 1960s and 1970s.
With foundation's support, Hennepin Healthcare will open a perinatal mental health facility.
Across the country, 104 small-town hospitals have closed since 2010, raising concerns that rural Americans are losing access to critical services. The billion-dollar question — literally, considering the economic impact of rural hospitals — is whether Minnesota has managed to insulate itself.
Twenty-five states would continue life support in incapacitated pregnant women, in some cases regardless of whether their babies are likely to be saved, researchers found.
Minnesota outperforms other states in preventive medical care, but lagged in its poorest and most diverse regions.
Amid signs of progress in preventing sexually transmitted diseases, state health officials were alarmed by a small spike in cases of congenital syphilis in fetuses and newborn babies.
Community paramedics are often dispatched after colleagues on emergency scenes notice that patients have problems beyond their immediate injuries.
Urine and blood samples from new mothers found mercury levels that were then traced back to products in their homes.
Researchers from Minnesota and the CDC made the breakthrough on the puzzling ailment.
As part of a key federal advisory panel, Steven Meisel voted in favor of a new nasal drug for treatment-resistant depression — but that doesn’t…
His efforts resulted in lifesaving cardiac procedures and treatments for thousands of poor and needy children worldwide.
Annual report shows that Minnesota clinics are starting to take better care of minorities, but disparities remain.
The unique research focus of Minnesota's program helps pinpoint the benefits of medical cannabis.
Regulators haven't kept up with retailers' claims about hemp product.
Three key factors improve survival rates for one of the deadliest cancers.
Pediatric provider hopes to help children and their parents arrive at time-sensitive decisions and receive better care.
Children born through in vitro fertilization (IVF) have slightly higher risks of cancer than other children, but a University of Minnesota researcher who found the…
Hospitalizations for heart failure rose in months with more flu activity.
State grants helped nine Minnesota communities cut prescribing by hundreds of thousands of pills per year.
Initial proposals showing a divide between the hospitals' desire for staffing flexibility and the union's goal of protecting members against being overworked or hurt on the job.
Leaders seek to address the lack of prevention programs and other services for mental health.
Mayo Clinic researchers say that may deter adults from testing and treatment.
The hospital system identified new ways to make testing, diagnosis and treatment faster.
With its adverse event report, the Minnesota Department of Health seeks to motivate improvements through information-sharing and publicity.
Up to 150 people took shelter at the Owatonna armory as winds gusted to 50 mph, closing interstates in southern Minnesota. Snow emergencies were declared in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Minnesota is a center in an urgent and growing national effort to study exercise and whether it can inhibit dementia.
The effort identifies those stuck in the system — most uninsured and homeless — and connects them with clinical care and housing options.
Boynton Health researchers studied grades after noting a sharp increase in marijuana use at the university.
Alliance between Hennepin and North Memorial could take many possible forms.
GammaTile Therapy was federally approved last year and is marketed as a more focused form of radiation that could reduce damage to healthy tissue and resulting side effects.
Serving as the Twin Cities' safety-net hospital system comes at a financial cost.
Mayo looks far and wide for clues into the affliction.
A report released Wednesday reveals Minnesota to be a paradox in rural obstetric care.
Male death rates from prostate and testicular cancers have been halved since 1995 because of medical advances. But the treatments take a toll, said Dr. Charles Ryan, a U prostate cancer specialist. Reducing testosterone alone can affect men's mood, strength and energy.
Report card for state also shows gap among clinics.
Outbreaks are not as bad as last year, but health officials fear more coming.
An Edina cardiologist is building her case for food as medicine to combat high cholesterol and heart disease. Dr. Elizabeth Klodas presented data at a…
Boosted by a $5.4 million gift, they will suggest ways U.S. can avoid shortages.
Uneven performance by Minnesota hospitals and clinics in a national experiment on accountability in health care shows that the state has a long way to go.
A judge and a state board found that he should be held accountable even though he's no longer practicing.
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.