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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…
Despite increasing patient visits, the urban safety net hospital is reporting declining revenue.
Abuse in licensed child care rare, but 89 cases of licenses lost or suspended this year.
A more aggressive approach to stroke therapy at Allina Health hospitals has helped patients get back up to speed with daily life. Therapists have…
Hospital has grown, but not in lucrative areas of medicine.
Insomnia, arthritis, autism were among other conditions rejected by a state panel.
Blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels have all improved since 2009 in a target population of New Ulm adults, according to study results.
Lori Swanson offered a list of solutions, while two state medical groups drafted prescribing guidelines to give doctors alternatives to opioids for pain relief.
Any changes under President Trump and a GOP Congress will affect 200,000 Minnesotans who gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Amid lots of good news in the 2016 Minnesota Student Survey — rates of teen drinking, smoking, violence and pregnancy all declined — there was…
October expenses have not been released. Outlay was regrettable, but necessary, company said.
More than 4,000 of the nurses striking at five Twin Cities hospitals will return to work starting as early as 7 a.m. Sunday.
Budget pressures hit practice that specializes in serving patients with low incomes and disabilities.
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Residents are fighting Allina's effort to turn Fridley community hospital into an auxiliary campus.
The rewards improved key measures of progress in patients at Hazelden's adult facility in Center City and its youth facility in Plymouth.
Feds cite Abbott Northwestern for a serious medication error by a replacement nurse, but Allina officials deny that it resulted from the nurses' strike.
Vampire folklore may have been inspired by a rare disease called porphyria, which can cause sensitivity to sunlight and protruding canine teeth, but Dr. Claus…
Anti-abortion activists say state statute violated.
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State health investigators pinpointed cooling towers at Citrus Systems in Hopkins as the source of the outbreak that left one person dead and sent 17 people to the hospital.
Such wide ranges have turned in previous reports from Minnesota Community Measurement (MNCM), but the report released Wednesday is significant because it shows trends over time.
About 4,800 Allina Health hospital nurses will vote on the contract proposal on Thursday. The deal was reached after a 17-hour negotiating session at the governor's residence.
Terms of the deal weren't immediately available, but a statement released by Gov. Mark Dayton's office thanked the two sides "for working to reach this tentative agreement, which will allow them to resume the quality health care that Minnesotans need and deserve."
Charged with reducing patient harm in Minnesota hospitals by 20 percent in the next three years, state hospital leaders are turning to patients — to…
Allina Health hospital nurses voted Monday night to reject a contract offer, increasing the likelihood that their walkout will go down as the longest nursing strike in Minnesota history.
Results will be counted in aggregate for nurses at all five striking hospitals, rather than letting each hospital vote the contract up or down individually.
Allina says it compromised, while the union is neutral on offer.
U researchers are building on existing discoveries with NK cells, or natural killer cells, because their ordinary function is to sweep through the body and eliminate impurities.
A second day in a row of talks adjourned about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday with no agreement. They'll resume Thursday morning.
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.
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