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Two Minnesotans have died from an outbreak linked to tainted cantaloupe and fresh-cut fruit medleys.
Prescription drugs drove increase, but variations in clinic care and charges played a role as well.
The project will demolish existing buildings to make way for five others that will offer seamless care for patients.
North Shore Hospital blames a staffing company, but local residents want to hold its leaders and board members accountable.
Security guards are reluctant to use traditional pepper spray, so Crystal, Minn., company invented an alternative.
The religious decree, or fatwa, is designed to guide local families but is drawing interest from Muslims across the globe.
The dispute centers on Dr. Michael Joyner's criticism of federal health authorities over plasma treatment for COVID.
The problem is compounded as assaulted workers quit, leaving hospitals short-handed to treat complex patients.
Law fills notification gap that left some Minnesota families without help to which they were entitled.
Families are desperate to maintain treatment for PANS/PANDAS, an infection-derived disease that causes violence and compulsion in children.
Small Richfield provider outperforms Minnesota's big groups on cancer screening, diabetes management for Black patients.
Once near death at HCMC in Minneapolis, firefighter is now bringing patients to the hospital.
State investigations of three deaths in assisted living facilities find lack of timely assessments for entrapment risks.
Levels were low anyway, but recent dip suggests a fall COVID surge is unlikely for now.
Without financial help, workers say they can't afford drug and expect weight and related health problems to return.
Optimists point to new drugs, improvements in diet and exercise, and a body positivity movement that is changing perceptions of obesity.
Ordinary medical bills are more likely to end up in court than "astronomical" costs of major surgeries and treatments, study shows.
A fatwa by an imam or scholar could offer local clarification of Islamic teachings and ease concerns of Muslim parents.
Fairview Frontiers becomes leading national recruiting center for studies of wearable medical and fitness devices.
The pace of mortality has slowed as the virus evolves, but it's still claiming two lives every day right now.
The total number of deaths linked to adverse events in the 12 months ending in October was the highest since 2006.
Projects funded by a $17 million grant include studying human behavior to pinpoint how it affects an outbreak.
Grant required a U institute to reorganize research priorities around needs expressed by underserved communities.
The change is based on federal guidance to consider blood donors by individual behaviors, not broad sexual orientation.
Doctors say the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic motivated the union drive to gain more control inside the hospital.
While more beds and services are needed, state leaders commended the investment in a healing space for children and teens.
The governor said he believes the latest coronavirus vaccine will arrive this week in clinics and pharmacies across the state.
M Health Fairview will use the $10 million grant from Helmsley Charitable Trust to expand its heart-lung bypass capacity and broaden mobile outreach.
Corporate and school blood drives have declined 63% when comparing 2019 to 2023, according to St. Paul-based Memorial Blood Centers.
Sampling shows less of the strain on which latest vaccines are based, but health officials believe the shots will still offer strong protection.
Best Buy founder Richard Schulze is pivoting his foundation away from medical research and funding projects like Abbott that improve health care access.
The updated shots could be available within days.
Complaint alleges that chronically ill grandfather never should have been sent to Faribault amid widespread prison outbreak.
MN Community Measurement says clinics' scores for care goals for chronic conditions improved in 2022 but still lagged pre-pandemic performance.
A criminal complaint says a now-closed Twin Cities firm overbilled or provided substandard care.
Results from a nationwide survey are billed as a starting point for research on impact of chemical irritants on reproductive health.
Protective benefit reported as COVID-19 levels remain low in Minnesota but tick back up to spring levels.
Hospital and clinic provider makes change amid an Attorney General investigation into the collection practice.
Successful trial offers hope of a new treatment against a growing problem worldwide.
The office is investigating Allina Health's debt collection practices and its now-suspended policy of denying non-emergency care to delinquent patients.
Florida-based company satisfied conditions of state 2021 consent degree over bias in screening plasma donors.
Convenient option has become popular for patients, time-consuming for doctors in post-COVID era.
Intensive care COVID-19 cases rebound after reaching a low of one this summer, but remain low overall.
Approval in an upcoming election would create the largest union of private sector clinicians in the nation, union says.
Increased state investment in nursing homes could address the problem, along with proposed Regency Hospital move into the east metro.
Brainerd death in 2019 underscores risks of overcrowded day cares that don't follow safe sleep guidance for infants.
Opioid-related medical problems have spiked in the winter elsewhere but are becoming more problematic each summer in the Twin Cities.
Donor hopes to alleviate financial pressures for some Minnesotans, and alert others to their rights when they can't pay doctor bills.
Funding requests obtained by the Star Tribune offer a rare look at the scope of hospital boarding in Minnesota.
Judge sides with oncologists who offered a "very bleak" prognosis without chemotherapy to keep leukemia from returning.
Epidemiologists keep watch for any uptick in pandemic activity following the July 4th holiday.
The bacterial infection is not caused by human-to-human transmission or drinking, but by aerosolized water.
Federal report urges organ donor agencies to switch to procuring organs at special care units rather than in hospitals where patients die.
Most patients taking drugs such as Wegovy for weight loss discontinue usage within a year, according to Prime Therapeutics.
Project funded by Department of Defense seeks screening for mental health that works as well as the MRI for physical injuries.
Minnesota medical providers expect it will take months before they can meet the drug's diagnostic and monitoring requirements to provide it to patients.
Rare look inside M Health Fairview's EmPATH psychiatric unit shows calm environment that hastens treatment, reduces inpatient confinement.
The procedures jumped 20% last year, with the highest proportion of out-of-state patients since at least 1980.
The state pushed back a deadline for Medicaid re-enrollment to Aug. 1.
Hospitalization and death numbers continue to drop in Minnesota.
The success in freezing and thawing kidneys transplanted in rats could one day improve human organ transplants.
Delayed visits to clinics and emergency rooms anticipated even as air quality levels improve across Minnesota.
Dr. Sean O'Mara agreed to a legal order but said he never took any money for a planned charity.
Stephanie Beesing's dilemma centered on a health system policy's of denying access to non-emergency care over unpaid debts.
Vacancy rate still remains above 17%, but hospital officials are hopeful that new recruitment and retention strategies are starting to work.
Officials at Glencoe Regional Health maintain that policy is a last resort after numerous efforts to help patients pay, reduce debts. The fight shows that the denial of care to patients with unpaid debts is a practice that goes beyond one health care system in Minnesota.
Health system to increase awareness of financial options that could prevent patients with unpaid bills from losing access to clinics.
Protection from metformin is even stronger among unvaccinated, women and younger adults, analysis shows.
Mobile app under development to help veterans do home activities that reduce amputation-related pain.
The expansion involves several blocks downtown surrounding Mayo facilities, with a goal to streamline and modernize the campus.
"Radical" shift in thinking about magnetic fields for diagnostic imaging produces portable, but still experimental, scanner.
Car accident victim can move her legs after 23 years.
Keith Ellison responded to a New York Times story regarding Allina Health and its policy of cancelling appointments for patients with significant unpaid debts.
The SoldierStrong donation increases physical therapy capacity and exercise options at Minneapolis VA Medical Center.
"Part of me did hope that this wasn't real, but I also knew that it was," his mother said.