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The findings this week by two influential health care providers in Minnesota offer further evidence of the overprescribing over the past two decades.
Three studies published in the past six months show incremental success.
Led by the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic, the consortium is a rare, high-profile partnership between two competing medical research giants.
A transplant at the University of Minnesota offered hope, but Jonathan Pitre died after a series of complications.
A team at the University of Minnesota is recruiting 450 low-wage workers in Minneapolis to monitor their health — and hopefully see progress — as their wages increase over the next five years.
Hospital system relied on backup equipment and rehearsed emergency procedures to maintain patient care.
Study is first to connect "wealth shock," death rate.
More than 32,000 have volunteered while applying online for hunting and fishing licenses.
Misconceptions and cost savings still drive some providers to reuse.
Orthopedic surgery residents take patient care up a few octaves.
Abby Stahowiak wants legislation to compel the Minnesota Department of Health and physicians to take CMV more seriously.
The test could help sort out the many patients with bad stomachaches from the few who need surgery.
Keeping patients relaxed and amused with virtual reality headsets is part of a new offering at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
Too many people think they need to be a rocket scientist in order to become a rocket scientist, said a new survey on global attitudes toward science.
Gov. Mark Dayton said that the buy-in option -- allowing people who are otherwise ineligible to buy into the program -- would improve access to health insurance for 100,000 Minnesotans.
The Minnesota Medical Association is asking for a ban on assault weapons and more research into gun violence.
Reuse of syringes by a nurse practitioner at an Allina Health dermatology clinic in St. Paul exposed patients to infection risks.
Minneapolis VA study on chronic pain likely to influence policy across U.S.
Approval of the first drug to treat spinal muscular atrophy spurred change.
3-D printing can create replacements for some.
Tribal leaders seek to increase awareness about growing tobacco and using it for spiritual and ceremonial purposes only.
Sixty percent surveyed in Minnesota cited good results and said opioid use fell.
Minnesota's hospitals have publicly reported preventable errors since 2005. Look up how many have happened by hospital, year or the type of error.
Rarely has so much progress been made in one area of primary care in so little time.
"Never events" such as surgeries on wrong body part occurred despite prevention efforts.
In their first assessment of this season's influenza vaccine, federal health officials said last week that the current vaccine is 36 percent effective overall.
Executives at Aladdin Dreamer didn’t win a Super Bowl-weekend entrepreneurs’ contest in Minneapolis with their idea for a headband that improves athletic performance by…
After falling for years, overall tobacco use by Minnesota teens turned up again.
Recall was issued after salmonella was found in Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Food for Pets.
However, the flu seems to be taking an even harder toll on other parts of the U.S.
University of Minnesota is at the forefront in national efforts to track and prevent misdiagnoses.
Transition is when babies are most vulnerable.
Leaders of the Vaccine Safety Council of Minnesota hope to persuade lawmakers to support a bill to require doctors to discuss risks with parents before vaccinating babies.
Gillette is taking on the high cost of equipment, which can make it prohibitive for kids and families.
The Super Bowl of small-business competitions took place in Minneapolis Saturday as nine companies were each given five minutes to convince an NFL panel of judges that they had the best ideas to make football players play better, heal faster or stay safer.
One Twin Cities researcher believes the time has come for businesses to provide the company chiropractor or the company massage therapist.
Listing positive moments might seem too simple to work, but it is supported by a growing body of research.
A drop in bad debt following the ACA leaves more money for local services, though it's at risk.
But report finds they have the potential to entice teens to try regular cigarettes.
Outpouring to Saints punter led to more than $100,000 for Children's Hospital program.
2017 saw a record number of organ donations in the Midwest.
Effects on pregnancy, fetal health largely unknown.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have studied everything from human organ donors to specially grown pigs as sources of insulin-producing islet cells for people…
The brain surgery last month was the first in Minnesota to use a system called ClearPoint.
An increase in influenza-related hospitalizations, and the first pediatric death, suggest a rough flu season ahead.
Hispanics, Indians, Somali natives still trail in screenings such as colonoscopies.
Better training could help the next generation of physicians avoid the problem.
A memo removing legal cover from states with marijuana legalization laws is unlikely to hurt Minnesota's medical cannabis system, some advocates say.
Mary Lee Enfield was a compassionate teacher of children with learning disabilities who prompted the state of Minnesota to become one of the first in…
A leader in transplants of donor islet cells, the University of Minnesota is among first to test new 'off the shelf' source that could accelerate type 1 diabetes treatment.
As a result, the National Marrow Donor Program next year is revamping the way it recruits donors for its Minneapolis-based registry Be the Match.
Outpatient surgery rooms in Hennepin County Medical Center's new $160 million facility, which opens in March across the street from the hospital, feature LED ceiling lights that go from standard white to green.
Yellow cartoon faces — and occasional brown poop icons — have become everyday forms of communication for many Americans, and now the Mayo Clinic is…
Minnesota effort to reduce overdose deaths is putting doctors, patients in a bind.
A new University of Minnesota study and a federal advisory warn vitamin B7, or biotin, can throw off the results of important medical tests.
In addition to tighter prescribing, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith promoted a "penny-a-pill" fee on certain prescription painkillers to fund prevention and treatment programs.
Health Department is gradually expanding the list of conditions for medical cannabis.
Earlier treatment can diminish the level of the virus detectable in a patient's bloodstream.
Annual cost-of-care report shows major savings achieved by some clinics.
State-licensed provider blames lack of supplies on holiday, third-party lab.
The second, third and additional attempts may occur in Minneapolis as researchers race to prove the safety and effectiveness of editing genes inside patients.
Natalie Anaya's toddler has a rare genetic disorder, one that has killed almost every other child in Puerto Rico diagnosed with it. And that was before Hurricane Maria pounded their home.
The Duluth-based health system says many employees ultimately got vaccinations, and that patients will be safer.
A state task force has set new limits on doctors who participate in the state's Medicaid program.
Health authorities in Minnesota have been trying to reduce the spread of antibiotic-related germs by discouraging doctors from overprescribing the drugs — but new data…
Public debate over the federal Affordable Care Act has centered on the highly politicized efforts to insure all Americans, but its long-term success hinges…
State health officials urge doctors and other health care providers to teach new parents.
Two competitors — Allina and HealthPartners — joined forces and have successfully reduced hospital visits and cut health costs.
Federal audit finds vulnerable adults in state have access to knives, pellet guns, other possible hazards.
The evidence isn't strong enough, said Kris Ehresmann, who directs immunization programs for the Minnesota Department of Health.
A Cokato man is fortunate that his broken back didn't leave him paralyzed and wants others to learn from his story.
The findings in the study of nonemergency chest pain contradict widespread assumptions that using the metal mesh tubes would allow patients to exercise more by providing better blood flow.
Swanson says companies' practices were "brazen."
Dr. Jakub Tolar promises to raise U's profile at high-stakes time.
In Michelle Selb-Sack’s household, nobody knew what jicama was until her kids were challenged at school to taste it. “They found out they just love…
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