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Contract talks resume Tuesday, but meanwhile, Allina nurses have turned to unconventional work.
Dr. Penny Wheeler has built a sterling reputation as a collaborator and innovator. Now nurses say they feel betrayed.
Much has changed as doctors have come to understand the risks of blood transfusions and the ways to avoid them — helped in part by studies of Jehovah's Witnesses.
The threat linked to the overuse of antibiotics in livestock production is gaining more attention, with a new report showing an increase in U.S.…
Joining with colleagues from other states, Lori Swanson is taking on anti-competition practices by the manufacturer of a drug to treat opioid addictions.
Allina reported more union nurses crossing picket lines, while the union pointed to costly strains on the hospitals.
Only 12 percent of parents said they had taken any steps to improve nutrition in their local schools, according to results of a poll commissioned by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota's Center for Prevention.
Attorney general has been asked to investigate decision, Allina's role at Unity Hospital.
The union cites a report that millions were wasted on interest-rate "swaps."
Members of board that built Fridley hospital in the '60s weigh dissolution.
State regulators have revoked the licenses of two Little Me child care centers in Anoka County, citing ongoing staffing and safety problems that jeopardized children…
There's been much progress but no accord on health coverage. Now the question is: Will they still be that close when they return to bargaining?
Kara Nelsen had just told reporters at a news conference this week how stereotypes can mislead when it comes to suicide — her brother was…
Incidents were highest for working-age white men, down for those under 25.
Allina walkout's financial toll may hit hard for those married to fellow strikers.
Insurance, health plan questions keep Allina Health, nurses apart
Hospitals vow normal operations as walkout begins; nurses say they stand ready to help in an emergency.
If talks break down, hospitals could declare impasse and impose latest contract offer.
The inability to resolve differences in contract proposals over health insurance means a strike will start at 7 a.m. Monday.
A Minneapolis neurosurgeon turned heads last week when she said she believes that research has not proven football to be a unique cause of concussion-related brain degeneration.
New research of NFL players finds most with ACL injuries return to play, but only about 80 percent of their prior performance levels.
Negotiations are set for Friday to try to reach a deal before the union's strike planned for Labor Day.
A strike by nurses at five Allina Health hospitals will start at 7 a.m. Labor Day, according to required 10-day notices their union sent to the health system early this morning.
Medicare turned to HealthPartners in its testing of a new way for primary care clinics to treat this combination of chronic illnesses.
Health inspectors are looking into the causes of the increases, including of illnesses involving the Vibrio bacteria found in oysters.
Fans at Canterbury Park on the final day of the season next month will witness something new: a race named after Tom Metzen, a Minnesota…
Each side blames the other as talks break off late Tuesday with no agreement.
Union officials will meet today to decide when as many as 4,800 nurses should strike against five Allina Health hospitals in a dispute over health benefits and workplace safety and staffing.
Nurses at five Twin Cities hospitals voted Thursday to authorize a strike. A 10-day notice must take place before one can actually begin. The prior strike in June cost Allina $20.4 million.
Using sophisticated MRI techniques, the researchers will compare the "activity maps" of brains over the next five years to understand how they function differently in people of different ages and disability levels.
A strike in June cost more than $20 million, Allina documents show, but an open-ended strike in the ongoing contract dispute could be far more costly.
Senator challenges doctors to be part of the solution to epidemic of painkiller abuse and overdose deaths.
The Minneapolis VA is leading research to solve the mystery of Gulf War Illness, a cluster of unexplained symptoms reported by 25 to 65 percent of the 700,000 soldiers deployed to the Gulf in 1990 and 1991.
HealthPartners has plenty of data to show if its patients are healthy, but no clue whether they also are happy. At least not yet. The…
Federal program will create "real-time" map of virus' spread across U.S.
Nurses could go on new strike if they reject offer.
Enrollment spiked in July after the pain patients were admitted to state program ahead of Monday's expansion.
Children who survived car wrecks were more likely to suffer complications, and teens were more likely to die and undergo surgeries, if taken to adult…
After a flurry of counteroffers, talks stalled over who would pay for the rising costs of union health plans.
For more than a decade, University of Minnesota researcher Bruce Hammer believed a magnetic levitation system that he developed could perfectly simulate the weightless environment…
Several Pokemon "gyms'' surround Mayo's campus in Rochester.
The Mississippi River headwaters and two Lake Superior beaches have been added to a state agency's list of Minnesota waterways that are "impaired" due to contaminants or other problems.
The victims were a husband and wife from Milaca, Minn., the State Patrol said.
The Harley's driver suffered serious injuries when the bike veered off Hwy. 61 and hit a sign.
The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating after two Winona police officers shot at a suspect who then tried to escape in his vehicle.
Teen abortions halved in 6 years, corresponding with low teen pregnancy rates.
Offer makes concessions but still requires switching health plans.
Allina, nursing union appear to be as far apart as ever on health insurance, staffing and safety.
Union says replacement nurses have affected care; Allina says claims so far are without merit.
In many ways, medicine is slowly winning the war against cancer. It remains a lethal disease — an estimated 1.7 million new cases and 600,000…
Allina Health says it asked her to leave and that state inspectors have found no urgent care problems.
$108 million investment vexes strikers on picket line.
On day two of the strike, attention turned to patients caught in the middle
Nurses' union, Allina are at odds over health insurance plan. The union estimated that 600 nurses surrounded Abbott and 1,500 total were on the picket lines before 11 a.m.
As many as 4,800 nurses are scheduled to set up picket lines today at five Allina Health hospitals in an unusual seven-day strike.
The state's 50 largest hospitals are collectively being penalized 0.16 percent of their inpatient Medicare revenue this year — amounting to $2.4 million — for failing to prevent patients from being readmitted within 30 days of their prior hospital stays.
While the strikers' jobs are protected under federal labor law, Allina officials will have some flexibility in calling nurses back to work, according to an Allina document released Friday that summarized the "return to work" process. The strike starts Sunday.
Medical personnel are supposed to obtain patients' consent before testing experimental treatments — but that can be tricky when the treatments take place at emergency…
Hundreds of recruits being drawn from across nation.
Public health officials say the declining rate of teen births defies perceptions, but caution that STD rates remain a serious problem in Minnesota.
Data show which hospitals have been penalized for problems like hospital-acquired infections and too many readmissions -- but they can also get rewarded.
Health system announces negotiating session on Monday in an effort to head off a seven-day strike by as many as 4,800 of its hospital nurses.
Minnesota is joining 20 states in deciding to license genetic counselors — professionals who advise people whether to pursue tests that uncover their hereditary risks…
Walkout threatened for week of June 19 could force both sides back to the bargaining table. Company says subs are set.
A two-thirds majority rebuffed the three-year contract and authorized strike plans. The sticking point: eliminating union-backed health insurance and moving nurses to Allina's plan.
Insurance is at issue in a vote that distills years of change in U.S. health care.
The 57-year-old musician died from the self-administered overdose of fentanyl, the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office said.
The device closes off an atrial appendage where harmful clots can form.
As current pact expires, negotiators locked in dispute on health insurance benefit, raising specter of strike.
Exoskeletons are new tool for spinal and stroke patients.
Doctors discouraged the use of take-home fetal monitoring kits when they first hit the market, because they worried that user error would cause expecting mothers…
Xanax, or alprazolam, is the 10th-most prescribed drug in Minnesota and the second-most prescribed drug seized in stings, according to an April report for the Twin Cities.
Dr. Kjell Lindgren said lessons learned at Minneapolis hospital were valuable in space.
The risk of Zika virus is low in Minnesota, and the risk of complications from an infection is even lower. But birth defects observed globally are arresting attention.
Data indicate it is easier than ever to achieve pregnancy with donor eggs. More than half of all in vitro fertilization procedures using fresh eggs…
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