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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…
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.
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