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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…
Oversight is improving, but bureaucracy is a roadblock, report finds.
At issue is whether nurses should give up union-protected health plans and switch to plans that other Allina employees receive.
Some doctors worry that the hospital is pushing beyond government and hospital safety protocols.
Federal and state legislative solutions to the "unique American problem" of opioid addictions and deaths were released on the same day Minnesota reported another spike in drug overdose fatalities.
There were gasps in 2012 when the Hazelden Foundation announced it would add prescription drugs to its time-tested and rigid philosophy of treating opioid addicts…
Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg, a family practitioner, had seen Prince twice before his body was found in a Paisley Park elevator April 21, according to the warrant.
It's unclear if the opioid painkiller contributed to his death. Also Wednesday, the DEA and U.S. attorney joined the death investigation.
The local physician, who has not been publicly identified, saw the singer in the month before his death.
Current medical wisdom holds that doctors should wait until smokers are ready to quit, and then blanket them with counseling, medicine and support. But research…
First-ever national survey on attitudes toward health and aging found that Americans in their 30s are the least likely to believe they will age better than their parents.
Advocates are promoting a new strategy to increase access to naloxone, the emergency drug for opioid overdoses: Let pharmacists decide when to give it out.…
State records show 336 deaths last year linked to excessive or abusive use of prescription opioids such as oxycodone, or illicit ones such as heroin. That is six times higher than the opioid-related deaths in 2000.
Mother traveled to Puerto Rico while pregnant, but the newborn shows no signs of birth defects.
The discovery of prescription pills at Paisley Park follows new details about the emergency landing made by Prince's jet in Moline, Ill.
Poor Minnesotans tend to receive poorer health care — poorer asthma management, for example, and less blood pressure control — according to a new state…
Project will create a digital registry of 50,000 patients to unlock genetic and other factors that affect the course and severity of the disorder.
Report finds clinic performance in state splits along a socioeconomic divide.
A coalition of Minnesota economic and health leaders identifies areas in the state, where 1.6 million residents lack easy access to healthy food.
Computer modeling based on earlier cardiac disease research finds aspirin's benefits are greatest for a subset of Americans aged 50 to 59 and outweigh the drug's known risks.
Take a second right now and concentrate on how you breathe. Did you inhale through your nose? Did your belly expand as you filled your…
Dr. Sophia Vinogradov, who spent an hour this week with a relative of Dan Markingson, sees department strengths despite recent turmoil.
Seeing what a doctor says can help patients — if they can decipher it.
A center to ensure fetal tissue research doesn't use material from elective abortions would be required before the U could seek state research funding.
A unique HealthPartners clinic stands at the forefront of a movement to reduce the nation's dependency on prescription opioids — an epidemic that is killing more than 15,000 Americans each year and 317 Minnesotans in 2014.
Helene Turnbull was a shrewd social worker and advocate for at-risk students in the Minneapolis schools whose sense of social justice inspired a second career in retirement as a playwright.
Minnesota health care leaders barely had a chance to play with their new toy — the all-payer claims database that definitively shows what Minnesotans spend…
Growing up, I was told that Jackson County, Minn., was a fountain of youth — home to a higher rate of happy, healthy elderly residents…
Kaler notes staff changes since scathing 2015 report; auditor scolds regents.
Abbott Northwestern says that pain scores of those who received acupuncture alone dropped by the same amount as those who also received analgesic painkillers.
Hospital's new program teaches medical staff how to read kids' injuries.
A man who reportedly rammed his wife’s car with his own van in a Target parking lot in the north metro Saturday night ended…
But it's unclear if that is based on medical reform or lack of money for care.
Critics question how Dr. Stephen Nelson, a white pediatric hematologist, can train colleagues about racial bias in clinical decisionmaking. Born in Virginia, raised by parents…
The Hennepin County Medical Center and the University of Minnesota will research whether eye movements, blood tests and imaging scans together can detect the severity of traumatic brain injuries.
The replacement of Roy Nothnagel’s defective heart valve had reached a key point; silence filled the operating room at Abbott Northwestern Hospital as Dr. Paul…
Transplanting fecal bacteria from one person’s colon to another is risky if it isn’t done right or with good reason. You might have already guessed…
Last year, 213,000 more Minnesotans had health insurance compared with 2013, dropping the uninsured rate to 4.3 percent.
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.
At the $165 million Clinics and Surgery Center, you always know where you are, and so do your doctors.
Errors, though rare, killed four and injured 10 in 2015. That's the highest total of deaths in 12 years of the reporting.
If you haven’t heard about a fascinating spinal cord study at the University of Minnesota, that’s fine with the researchers. Despite testing a treatment…
Their research on a parallel virus is published today in the journal Nature.
Abortion clinic scandal has renewed calls for a ban.
Hospital systems have tried sending nurses, medics and even firefighters to the homes of recently discharged patients to help them recover and follow whatever medical…
An assessment of psychiatric research at the University of Minnesota found continued problems with underqualified staff interacting with clinical research subjects, and a psychiatrist cutting corners on obtaining patient consent.
The reform strategy offered extra funding to oversee patient care and reduced medical complications, emergency room visits and hospitalizations.
And uncompensated care expenses are still going up.
The last thing Raha Assadi-Lamouki expected was the call Monday after writing to the White House about her brother's death from leukemia.
The increase prompts state health officials to issue a health alert.
Ever wonder what happens over time if one twin smokes pot and the other doesn’t? Josh Isen did, and his analysis of the Minnesota Twin…
The University of Minnesota is organizing an aggressive defense after last year mistakenly denying that the controversial work took place on campus.
Attorneys say the $8.5 million settlement is a first for a doctor's public acknowledgment of fault.
Conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease account for large share of health spending.
Young adults are dying at a rate not seen since the late 1990s at the crest of the AIDS epidemic, and the misuse of prescription opioids is largely to blame along with the related use of illicit heroin.
The first-ever national survey on attitudes toward health and aging found that Americans in their 30s are the least likely to believe they will age better than their parents.
Number of reported outbreaks and influenza samples are behind the pace of recent winters.
Staffing ratios not part of mostly rancor-free deal.
Two weeks into 2016, an estimated three in 10 New Year’s resolutions have already been tossed aside like old Powerball tickets. By year’s end,…
With support, low-income women less likely to have costly birth complications.
Doctors at Allina Health hope to reduce invasive procedures using new technology.
The ability of aspirin, taken daily, to ward off stroke and heart attacks has long been known, so it is surprising that more Minnesotans don’t…
With a $750,000 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, HealthPartners is launching a residency program that will rotate doctors-in-training through Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park for one year, and then through smaller Wisconsin hospitals for the next two.
The ultimate goal, says the U's Christopher Burlak, is creating "stealth" islet cells from a pig's pancreas that are so familiar to the human body that they can be transplanted without the need for anti-rejection medications.
In vitro fertilization is now a reliable albeit pricey path to pregnancy for younger women struggling to have children, but it remains a longer…
As abortion numbers drop, Planned Parenthood asserts a larger role.
Loans to finance exams arrived late – or not at all, state says.
Minnesota got a double dose of good news this week, when the UnitedHealth Foundation ranked it 4th healthiest in the United States and the…
Delirium afflicts one-third to two-thirds of elderly hospital patients, who can suffer abrupt and intense mood changes as a result of medications, invasive treatments,…
Mayo Clinic researchers say they have discovered a significant and surprising incidence of brain degeneration in males who participated in amateur contact sports in their…
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