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Group wants to open osteopathic school in central Minnesota, where need for primary care doctors is great.
It’s illegal for college students to take ADHD medications without a prescriptions. It’s also unhealthy, considering that these drugs are potent and addictive. “Is this to students what doping was to Lance Armstrong?" asks a Gustavus Adolphus professor.
State restored business in only one of 25 counties.
An attorney for a group of men confined in Minnesota’s controversial sex-offender treatment program urged a federal judge Wednesday morning to compel reforms that would put more offenders on a path to discharge and placement in less-restrictive community treatment settings.
The funding will support training in integrated care at Mayo-affiliated clinics.
Doctors at Abbott Northwestern Hospital have had success treating brain aneurysms with new, thicker “Pipeline’’ stents that direct blood past the potentially deadly bulges…
Concerns about coercion of vulnerable patients led to the new policy.
Practicing tai chi can help reduce the risk of falling for elderly adults.
Increase came as a disappointment to state health officials, who have targeted the problem with millions invested in walking paths, farmers markets and other strategies to “make the healthy choice the easy choice.”
Minnesota’s overall per-patient care bills rose from 2013 to 2014, but some medical groups bucked the trend and drove costs down.
A new type of bionic prosthesis — aided by a surgery that reassigns nerves in the arm — has made a big difference to the 13-year-old from Westbrook, Minn.
While not observed in boys, a negative body image in overweight girls resulted in more weight gain over time than a positive body image.
A threat to family medicine education funding is ill-timed for Minnesota, which is projected to have a shortage of 800 doctors in its rural areas within a decade.
Grief and confusion could have been avoided if a common form had been at the scene of a nursing home where a 71-year-old woman died last month.
Suspect produce has already been swapped out of Twin Cities restaurants, but the Minnesota Department of Health wants to know of any severe stomach illnesses following meals at Chipotle
A state inquiry said a single lab analyst failed to follow calibration rules.
The state determined that 40,000 low-income Minnesotans would be dropped from health coverage by Sept. 1 because they no longer qualified or failed to turn in paperwork. But it appears mistakes were made.
Under the ruling, North Memorial must rehire an employee who was fired.
It turns out there are hazards to hurrying through these cancer screenings.
A Ramsey County judge on Thursday declined to issue an injunction that could have kept UCare as an insurer for thousands of low-income Minnesotans receiving…
Several state senators suggested such an audit earlier this week, and on Wednesday Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson formally requested one, saying she believes it will uphold the way her department conducted the bidding and chose the winners.
Opening of 50-bed facility in Brooklyn Park fills a need for mental health, crisis services.
Doctors and safety advocates have targeted many causes of patient harm — such as bungled prescriptions, excessive imaging scans and wrong-site surgeries — but have given little attention to an equally common cause: making the wrong diagnosis.
Vicki Pertiet didn’t need a fancy X-ray to tell her she was overweight, or that she didn’t like her jeans size. But the color-coded…
Nearly 80 percent awarded their doctors and clinics top marks in a 2014 survey.
Since her head was crushed in a stairway elevator system in 2014, 6-year-old Reagan Lennes has shown remarkable poise and strength.
Paramedics and nursing home workers across Minnesota can relate to the difficult decision that was made.
The new funding from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation will accelerate work.
With the launch, the University of Minnesota Medical Center is diving into the crowded world of maternity care.
It’s hard to imagine that a doctor’s radar could miss blood clots that clog blood vessels and cut off blood flow to a patient’s…
An Alexandria teen who died last month after swimming in Lake Minnewaska was not infected with a deadly lake amoeba after all, according to confirmatory…
Earl Blassingame, a veteran shot put competitor from Texas, vows to keep “moving and grooving.”
Health care systems in Minnesota have a unique history of setting aside competitive instincts to pursue common improvements in patient care, such as the “Safest…
A Minneapolis neurosurgeon reports success with a system that tracks eye movement by the patients while they are watching music videos.
A study by Minneapolis VA Medical Center researchers gives veterans a way to calmly confront their anxieties rather than avoid them and let them bottle up for years.
The residents of Clinton, Minn., found themselves on the front page of the Star Tribune last month, when reporter Jenna Ross chronicled their efforts…
Minnesota case has been linked to strain in other cities among men who have sex with men.
‘U’ research suggests gaps in notifiying feds of medications’ adverse effects.
Minnesotans receive as much as $2 billion in hospital care a year that could be avoided, according to a new analysis.
Faculty and former students at the University of St. Thomas are mourning the death of William Malevich, the longtime dean who challenged students to ask…
While Minnesota always ranked near the top for education and the economic stability of its families, it languished in past reports because of its health indicators, including its child death rate.
Children’s Hospital finds it can cut radiation risk with no rise in misdiagnosis.
Considering the decline in teen births in Hennepin County since 2010, it would seem a no-brainer that the county would receive a second federal grant…
HealthPartners offering self-directed therapy.
The Ronald McDonald House facilities for families with hospitalized children are impressive — from the 48-room house near the University of Minnesota Medical Center, which…
Fourteen-year-old Hunter Boutain died Thursday from an infection caused by his exposure to a deadly amoeba while swimming in a central Minnesota lake.
An Alexandria boy remained in critical condition after apparently inhaling the Naegleria fowleri amoeba while swimming in Lake Minnewaska, the third confirmed case of the parasite involving Minnesota swimmers since 2010.
Brainerd physician’s methadone clinic is already targeted in crash that killed two people in 2012.
Health officials believe the 14-year-old boy developed primary amebic meningoencephalitis, a rare form of meningitis, after swimming in a Pope County lake.
Reports of errant doses of radiation given to patients at a large St. Cloud cancer center are being investigated by the Minnesota Department of Health and a Minneapolis law firm. The cases include a disabling injury to a Paynesville woman who suffered paralysis.
Animal parents protect their female piglets, cubs or joeys more than their male offspring when food is scarce — so how do humans behave…
New facility in Coon Rapids will provide range of services more efficiently, Allina Health says.
Proponents say the new radiation therapy is more precise, but critics say it doesn’t warrant the expense
It doesn’t take a scientist to figure out why parents love baby names such as Britney and Miley one year, then shun them the…
A second review of industry-funded drug trials at the University of Minnesota has found lapses in reporting of adverse events such as injuries, but no deaths beyond the suicide of Dan Markingson a decade ago.
The study's silver lining might be that more teens are getting medical care before their self-harm becomes deadly.
A futuristic triple-organ transplant at the University of Minnesota was celebrated this week with a century-old American Indian custom, when the family of the patient…
The excitement of the FIFA Women’s World Cup started for 140 young Edina Soccer Club players and their families on Monday long before Team USA defeated Australia 3-1 in an opening-round match.
Once dubbed the “velvet hammer” because it was used to sedate women heavily in the 1950s and 1960s, laughing gas is now offered in more controlled doses — managed by women themselves during labor.
The cost of medical care for the nation’s elderly has become much clearer over the past year, thanks to the public release of payments to…
Patients see hope in a new drug, but at $1,000 a pill, health insurers are limiting use.
Two months later, it turns out James Kelm was an ideal pioneer.
Minnesota was one of several sites to test new treatment on melanoma.
The traditional strains of a medical practice — long hours and draining cases — are being compounded by new challenges, such as computerized records and payment reforms that judge doctors by their patients’ health.
The campaign to fund the nation’s second academic chair in sexual health was almost as lively as the woman after whom the chair was named:…
In wake of ethics probe over suicide, major steps proposed for research.
Findings from a second review, including into the death of subject Dan Markingson, revealed no protocol violations.
The cognitive approach requires patients to keep detailed sleep journals that identify their periods of wakefulness and what they try to do to get back to sleep.
University of Minnesota official says patient was not coerced into enrolling, but doctors failed to pass on key safety info.
Owners faced financial troubles, prompting unusual action.
Growth in HIV infections remains unchecked in Minnesota, a state health report revealed Thursday.
One of the first lives saved by Minnesota’s new strategy for heroin overdoses came last November, when a 24-year-old resumed breathing after Coon Rapids…
More medical, community support is sought for mothers.
Babies born to black mothers in Minnesota are more than twice as likely to die in infancy as babies born to white mothers in the state, the Department of Health said.
Vern “Mojave” Schueller might lack the star power of Bob Dylan or other inductees to the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, but then as a…
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