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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…
Abbott Northwestern resisted accusations of hypocrisy in the past but will terminate its lease next spring to improve the health of its food options for patients, staff and visitors.
An investigation found anomalies in test results through the Inver Hills Community College program, raising concerns that as many as 569 nursing assistants might be unqualified for their jobs.
The runaway use and abuse of prescription opioid painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone has emerged as a public health threat in Minnesota.
Hospital officials say the number of nurses and aides injured by patients or visitors spiked last year.
In a sport in which 5 percent to 20 percent of players suffer concussions each season, the doctors say the stats on concussions back them up.
Doctors have struggled to prevent hearing loss that is common among premature babies placed in protective incubators to grow and on artificial ventilators to…
A huge national study published Monday will likely reshape how doctors manage a disease that affects millions of Americans.
If medical researchers discover that a subject in one of their studies is genetically predisposed to breast cancer or Parkinson’s disease, should they alert…
A new state report is drawing attention to simple steps that can protect infants during sleep.
The county posted an unusually high number and a rate higher than Ramsey County's, though still below the national average.
Friends will gather in Minneapolis on Friday to remember film executive and St. Paul native Steven Bickel, whose big ideas and drive to make it…
Change in state law has left jails, hospitals competing for limited long-term care spots.
Regulators and creators of online sports sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel might be arguing whether weekly fantasy sports betting constitutes “gaming” or “gambling,”…
Trip4Care has carved a niche, but its status shows global health travel hasn't soared alongside medical costs.
The Baxter, Minn., day care was closed following the death of a 3-month-old girl and a complaint that the providers failed to follow safety requirements.
Hodgkin's survival rates are high, but coach's health worsened swiftly.
Internet gaming disorder isn’t a diagnosis yet; it’s just a footnote for future consideration in the DSM-V, the diagnostic handbook for psychiatrists. But more…
Danny L. Hammond terrorized his wife and threatened to kill her after she told him she wanted to leave their marriage of 12 years, authorities said.
Joseph Lakoskey's attorney argued that an anesthesiologist left him dangerously dehydrated before surgery to repair a perforated bowel at North Memorial Center in Robbinsdale.
Macalester College senior Tyler Skluzacek arrived at a coding competition in Washington D.C. last month with programming smarts and a desire to help veterans,…
University of Minnesota study finds working mothers lack private space and adequate breaks.
Leaders say combining the two will produce a stronger, leaner health care system.
When the National Cancer Institute made a “clinical announcement” in 2006 in favor of a somewhat controversial form of chemotherapy — injecting cancer-killing toxins…
A consolidation between the two already intertwined groups would follow a regional trend, simplify operations.
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.
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