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Bedside caregivers are far less likely to catch COVID-19 after risky exposures to patients, compared with interactions at home or in the community, new data show.
Health system would join with Intermountain, a similar hospital network.
"Mortality for heart attack patients ... should be in single digits. We're seeing mortality here that is 32%," said Dr. Santiago Garcia, of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation.
The company now expects to return to normal revenue and profit growth by January, three months earlier than earlier projections.
A bill slated to be introduced in the Legislature on Monday would require hospitals and nursing homes to give paid time off to health care workers who need to go on leave for COVID testing and quarantine.
Omar Ishrak, currently executive chairman, will separate from device maker in December.
Social Security numbers, payment card information and bank account numbers weren't accessed.
Medtronic denies any wrongdoing in its marketing or sales of Infuse.
Despite state guidelines to help school districts decide whether or when to switch to hybrid or full-time remote learning models, the recommendations are nonbinding, leaving it to district administrators to make the final call.
The University of Arizona and Utah State University recently quarantined and tested hundreds of students after dorm wastewater samples led to the discovery of undetected COVID-19 cases.
The hack was part of a ransomware attack on a cloud computing company called Blackbaud, which manages databases for a number of nonprofits.
As hospitals and clinics rebuild from the pandemic's financial hit, some doctors and health care officials say there's never been a better time to reach out to historically underserved communities and offer them the same levels of care as whites.
"They are still rationing them, just like they were back in March," said one nurse at a metro hospital, who is leaving her "dream job" until the pandemic recedes because she doesn't feel safe.
He served for decades as head of surgery at the University of Minnesota, in a career marked by achievement and controversy.
Gonda Building would have been Rochester's tallest tower.
Sarah DeBord didn’t mind talking about poop, cancer or dying, and she was unconcerned about whether the language on her blog would be offensive to…
North Memorial and United Hospital were each hit with $2,100 citations after workers complained to the state about an array of allegedly unsafe practices related to breathing devices and other personal protective equipment.
Masks ordered, but getting them is another story.
Companion Medical will help the company expand its diabetes management offerings.
Cliff Willmeng joins a burgeoning group of hospital workers nationally filing lawsuits in response to what they see as pressure from hospitals to unreasonably lower safety standards for workers on the front lines of pandemic care.
Hospital-at-home programs are providing telehealth for some emergency patients
The president of Larrydean Goodridge's union said that after her death, the hospital reversed its policy of not providing non-nursing staff with N95 respirators. Hospital officials say they were following CDC guidelines.
Health officials say the evidence backing test accuracy and protectiveness from antibodies is not yet strong enough. Even the lab companies and hospitals admit they can't offer "immunity certificates" to people who have the antibodies today.
Elected officials say requiring cloth masks while in public is an easy and safe to way prevent spread of the coronavirus.
Seven of the eight people whose deaths were reported Friday lived in long-term care facilities.
Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm urged Minnesotans to celebrate the holiday primarily with the people in their own households and to consider virtual visits with larger groups.
It's only the third report in a month's time to reach the 500s.
State health officials say evidence is mounting that masks make a difference in slowing COVID-19 spread.
Gov. Tim Walz has said the number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed by laboratory testing in Minnesota plateaued in June.
While cases of COVID-19 are growing rapidly in some states, Minnesota has seen fluctuating trends in confirmed case counts of late.
Remdesivir cuts hospital stays; researchers still don't know if it lowers mortality rates.
3M Co. said Friday that despite doubling its production of N95 respirators this year, global demand continues to far exceed the supply for the entire industry.
New data out seems to show that young people have a sense of invincibility. But as one official said, they also play a part in safeguarding the community.
Visits to emergency departments dropped off dramatically in April across the U.S.
Premier Biotech, a Minneapolis drug-testing firm that has pivoted to distributing a Chinese-made test for detecting COVID-19 antibodies, plans to ramp up sales in coming weeks.
Minnesota's trend of declining COVID-19 case counts is happening as the overall number of test results rises.
Profits at Minnesota’s largest company, UnitedHealth Group in Minnetonka, grew twice as fast as sales last year as the company added hundreds of thousands of…
The growth rate of new cases has been slowing for two weeks since hitting a high-water mark of about 700 new cases on May 24.
On Sunday, there were 199 people in hospital intensive-care units being treated for COVID-19, the lowest total since May 13.
Test in 26 people in Minnesota and Detroit suggests Auxora can reduce need for ventilators, shorten hospital stays.
People experiencing signs of possible heart attack like chest pain and shortness of breath should contact their doctor, call 911 or go to the emergency room — even in the middle of the pandemic.
Close contact at demonstrations in Minnesota and elsewhere sparks concern among officials of increased virus spread — but it's too early to tell.
"We know that this virus disproportionately impacts those who are older and people with underlying health conditions, and many of our congregants fall into those categories," one Twin Cities pastor said.
About two thirds of people with confirmed cases in the state have recovered.
In the rush to deploy as many COVID-19 tests as possible, important nuances are being lost about which kinds of tests are not worth doing, causing waste and potential harm during a pandemic, according to a new report from a University of Minnesota policy center.
The FDA says the Abbott ID NOW test can return false negatives, but Abbott says it is accurate in its studies.
Eventually, California's Gilead Sciences will start charging Americans for remdesivir, the drug that recently became the only therapeutic agent shown to cut down the recovery from COVID-19.
On Monday, new rules go into effect allowing more businesses to reopen.
Increased transmission is inevitable when economies reopen, but the big question is whether the increase will be manageable.
The state has documented 12,494 cases of the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, including confirmed cases in 1,436 health care workers. Meanwhile, 8,223 people in the state have been released from quarantine.
A Minneapolis company, Premier Biotech, is one of four firms under investigation by a U.S. House subcommittee over concerns their tests are not as accurate as what's claimed on their labels.
Rates of new infections and of those released from quarantine are rising.
Furloughs, layoffs, benefit cuts among steps taken as hospital system's business struggles.
The weekend saw Minnesota continue its recent trend of adding several hundred new confirmed cases and a couple dozen deaths from the viral illness each day. The state surpassed 6,600 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and the death count reached 419.
The numbers released Sunday by state officials also include a sharp rise in the number of people who have recovered and no longer need to be isolated.
No single test for COVID-19 can provide 100% assurance that you haven't acquired the virus in the last few days.
As FDA mulls issue, critics say there's no reason for any delay in release of antibody test accuracy data.
Gov. Tim Walz announced Thursday that he would allow earlier reopening of around 20,000 Minnesota businesses, mostly in small manufacturing and warehousing, putting 80,000 to 100,000 Minnesotans back to work.
Sunday's COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota included a 44-year-old who became the youngest person yet to die with COVID-19 in Minnesota.
Minnesota recorded 28 new deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday, marking the first time that the state has averaged more than one fatality per hour linked to the illness.
As oxygen levels in blood emerge as key to detecting the disease, Nonin Medical says orders have surged.
Company says profits will be down in the quarter, as spending continues while COVID-19 hurts medical device sales
As tests proliferate in the U.S., regulators say they shouldn't be used as the sole basis to confirm COVID-19 exposure.
As of Sunday, Winona's 10 deaths gave the southeastern Minnesota county the second-highest death toll in the state, behind only the much more populous Hennepin County.
Sunday's total, reported by Minnesota health officials, marks the state's second-highest number of deaths reported in a single day.
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A chronic shortage of respirators has prompted a search for safe ways to reuse the devices.
The first low-cost Coventor to help COVID-19 patients will roll off a Boston Scientific assembly line in Maple Grove in another month.
Minnesota reported more than 100 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. Six newly reported deaths brought the state's total to 70, roughly two-thirds in congregate care settings.
Asked how well the new tests work, Mayo Clinic internist and biostatistician Dr. Colin West said: "The most honest answer is, we don't really know."
Those between the ages of 20 and 44 have most cases in Minnesota, but elderly residents account for the most deaths.
Engineers are studying a variety of designs in the effort to bolster production of the potentially lifesaving devices.
Developments include a five-minute coronavirus test and a device that removes fluids from patients.
The 503 confirmed cases included at least 21 residents of long-term care facilities and another 11 health care workers who worked in those centers.
Laid-off workers include those who do work related to minimally invasive and elective procedures and health care support workers.