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Jonathan Pitre is a teenager who loves to write science fiction as an escape from the painful disease that causes his body to be coated…
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.
Abortions opponents marched in a vigil outside Planned Parenthood in St. Paul while supporters chanted for the organization's future and imperiled federal funding.
Health officials want people to buy the medication and learn how to use it in an emergency.
The Bloomington-based health care provider has received a $3 million federal grant through its research institute to expand access to the program.
A look back at 1,000 heart attack victims found that many were not taking statins, lending support to updated guidelines.
A family member said the 20-year-old man suspected of killing her family members was involved in an intense custody dispute with one of the slain young women over a little girl.
When the impact of breast-feeding on a child's long-term cognitive gains was still an open scientific question, the absence of knowledge was sort of a…
Workers presented a petition to HCMC's chief executive Wednesday afternoon, but were escorted out by security after the leader discovered their meeting was appearing live on Facebook.
The engineer-turned-restaurateur bought Becky's in 1949 with his wife, Jeanne, and turned it into what AAA called "the most unique cafeteria in the nation" until its closure in 1986.
University of Minnesota efforts with treating peripheral artery disease are helping to make the link.
Dr. John Noseworthy said he relayed the need for federal research money.
A recent speech raised concerns that the Rochester-based health system would be making it harder for Medicaid patients to receive care.
Though the latest proposal presents personal risks, some GOP voters in Elk River are eager to see if the White House and Congress can come up with something better.
A doctor often gets called “Doctor” as a show of respect in public and among colleagues — well, at least when he is a…
Mayo Clinic's chief executive made a startling announcement in a recent speech to employees: The Rochester-based health system will give preference to patients with private insurance over those with lower-paying Medicaid or Medicare coverage.
A University of Minnesota study found that 2.3 percent of women ages 18 to 44 and 0.8 percent of pregnant women had taken opioids for nonmedical reasons in the 30 days before completing a national drug use survey.
Leaders of the two health systems said merging would create efficiencies and save money.
Hospital group calls report by nurses' union a "stunt."
The expertise comes from having performed the first pediatric kidney transplant in 1963 and more than 1,000 since then.
Patients living on streets struggle with follow-up care, medications.
St. Joseph's Hospital addresses shortage of mental health care, but partner is controversial.
At a time crucial to know how health coverage works, many adults, especially the younger ones, are vexed by the lingo.
Protesting workers fault the Minneapolis hospital's bloated management, spending for the financial problems that cost workers' jobs.
Required Rx monitoring effective at detecting addicts, but objections center on practicality.
Increased physician counseling in and of itself might not eliminate health disparities, but over time, it could make a dent in child obesity rates.
State's medical errors report finds that the problem is common.
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.
Measuring changes in infants' brain growth can allow doctors to predict the likelihood that they will be diagnosed with autism in their toddler years, according to two University of Minnesota researchers.
Hospital hired hundreds of replacements as nurses walked out over health insurance dispute.
Winter anglers have suffered everything from burns to broken bones to concussions while hunkering down in their shanties, ER data show.
Minnesota joins Wisconsin's "Dose of Reality" campaign against painkiller abuse.
Public health advocates want to use maternal vaccinations to prevent disabling and deadly diseases from spreading to newborns.
Despite extensive research over the years, medical groups have come to different conclusions.
Dayton, two legislators push MinnesotaCare expansion, creating competition in market.
Advances in resuscitating frozen patients are improving the odds for hypothermia victims.
A collaboration with a local genetics research firm aims to determine if DNA tests can steer patients to more effective treatment for high blood pressure.
13 Allina sites affected after state reports a mild but widespread outbreak.
Parents say the incident at the University of Minnesota Medical Center last month was only one of the failures that jeopardized their 13-year-old.
Industry-funded drug trials and the recruitment of hospitalized patients as research subjects have been curbed.
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer, after skin cancer, in American men: Incidence: One in seven men will be diagnosed with the cancer…
A successful approach to treating post-traumatic stress in youngsters, developed at the Washburn Center for Children, is being exported to Japan and China.
Hamilton, dubbed a Minnesota jazz legend, died Dec. 31 after prolonged complications from stroke. He was 80.
A team of Minneapolis surgeons is pioneering a bold approach to prenatal medicine — performing "open" surgery on fetuses to fix spinal deformities.
An electric stimulator, placed twice daily on a patient’s neck, could end up providing effective treatment for moderate traumatic brain injury — a disorder that…
Doctors giving regular checkups will get the most bang for their buck if they advise adults to quit smoking, convince teens to never start, and…
A decade after surgery, once-conjoined North Dakota twins are thriving.
America has a grave shortage of health care workers but, paradoxically, it contains its own solution: Entry-level workers could serve in critical skilled roles…
High-schoolers in the 1950s and 1960s who played football did not suffer elevated rates of brain disorders as they aged, according to a Mayo…
The saleswoman, who worked for Heritage Pharmaceuticals, "is central to the allegations," said Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson.
For-profit provider PrairieCare wants to add second beds to 21 of the 50 inpatient rooms at its year-old hospital in Brooklyn Park.
Researcher Bin He and colleagues reported on Wednesday the successful use of sensors in a cap worn on the head that interpret brain signals and instruct a robotic arm to make corresponding movements.
Nonprofit aims to help consumers shop for care in an era of rising health care costs.
A dramatic increase in the number of elderly Americans living alone — combined with research showing the consequences of social isolation — has resulted in…
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