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A state task force has set new limits on doctors who participate in the state's Medicaid program.
Health authorities in Minnesota have been trying to reduce the spread of antibiotic-related germs by discouraging doctors from overprescribing the drugs — but new data…
Public debate over the federal Affordable Care Act has centered on the highly politicized efforts to insure all Americans, but its long-term success hinges…
State health officials urge doctors and other health care providers to teach new parents.
Two competitors — Allina and HealthPartners — joined forces and have successfully reduced hospital visits and cut health costs.
Federal audit finds vulnerable adults in state have access to knives, pellet guns, other possible hazards.
The evidence isn't strong enough, said Kris Ehresmann, who directs immunization programs for the Minnesota Department of Health.
A Cokato man is fortunate that his broken back didn't leave him paralyzed and wants others to learn from his story.
The findings in the study of nonemergency chest pain contradict widespread assumptions that using the metal mesh tubes would allow patients to exercise more by providing better blood flow.
Swanson says companies' practices were "brazen."
Dr. Jakub Tolar promises to raise U's profile at high-stakes time.
In Michelle Selb-Sack’s household, nobody knew what jicama was until her kids were challenged at school to taste it. “They found out they just love…
Opioid deaths in Minnesota have risen six-fold in the last 20 years.
Equipped with enough technology to be a small hospital, a super ambulance could hasten treatment and improve patients' survival odds.
Man with months to live got implant in September.
A woman's body has been recovered, and attempts continued Saturday to find the body of a second victim, presumed to be her husband.
MPR uses comedians to open a conversation.
'Facilitated dialogue' arranged by Rep. Tim Walz, who hopes Mayo Clinic, Albert Lea come to better understanding on future of community hospital.
Dr. Uzma Samadani made a breakthrough in detecting concussions; now she wants to compare injured athletes and their siblings.
Union says contract violated over workloads of supervising nurses.
Business leaders in Minnesota said Friday they doubt that President Donald Trump’s new opt-out provision would cause a wave of companies to drop birth control…
Surveying 5,800 physicians, Mayo researchers found that nearly 40 percent would be reluctant to seek care because they would be compelled to disclose any diagnosis in most states, including Minnesota.
Recruited to raise the profile of the University of Minnesota Psychiatry Department, Dr. S. Charles Schulz did just that until an ethics scandal flared.
After years of sweat equity, Dr. Shannon Klingman created Lume, a bacteria-disrupting cream that will compete in the $4 billion deodorant market.
Congressional leaders will hear about a program that has cut opioid use and addiction.
Male equivalents of the female birth control pill are coming closer to reality through research at the University of Minnesota and other institutions, and perhaps just in time, as pressure grows on men to take more responsibility for pregnancy prevention and family planning.
University of Minnesota researchers expected some resistance among women to warnings that breast cancer screening could result in overdiagnosis and overtreatment. But they were surprised…
Health officials are investigating, suspect the presence of bacteria in the facility's plumbing system.
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.
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