Coronavirus
January 13
The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine.

Minnesota's COVID vaccine supply reaches 558K

Plans for rollout of COVID-19 vaccine for next priority group on hold due to new federal guidance.
Coronavirus
January 12
A Minneapolis VA Health Care System employee on Monday received a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

More than 7,000 second COVID-19 vaccine doses given in Minnesota

New website seeks to provide more real-time information to Minnesotans about the pace of vaccination.
Coronavirus
January 11
Plymouth Police Sgt. Heath Bird received his COVID-19 Moderna vaccine from RN Gloria Christensen on Friday at Wayzata High School in Plymouth.

State pushes for weekend shots to boost COVID vaccine rate

With more than 150,000 doses administered, state health officials begin planning for next phase of vaccinating people 75 or older and workers in key industries.
Coronavirus
January 11
Mark Berman walked back to his North Loop home with a pizza and salad from Black Sheep in May. “I would not go to any place that offers in house din

Bars, restaurants and other venues reopen today in Minnesota with restrictions

Starting Monday, bars and restaurants can reopen for in-person dining at 50% capacity with a 10 p.m. curfew. Movie theaters, bowling alleys and museums can reopen at 25%.
Coronavirus
January 11
Before contracting COVID, Juanita Moran played “Happy Birthday” to herself with her accordion as she celebrated her 99th birthday as her family st

St. Paul matriarch, 99, and family survive COVID scare

The petite 99-year-old had been in good health until early November, when she started sleeping all day and eating only a few bites.
Coronavirus
January 9
State Epidemiologist Dr. Ruth Lynfield, shown in 2020.

Minnesota reports first cases of coronavirus variant

The new strain was detected in specimens from five residents in the Twin Cities metro area, the Minnesota Health Department says.
Coronavirus
January 9
A pharmacist in Chandler, Ariz. prepares an injection during a trial for Regeneron’s antibody treatment, Aug. 12, 2020.

Slow uptake for promising new COVID-19 treatment in Minnesota

Some medical centers are reporting a surprising lack of patient interest in the outpatient antibody therapy, state health officials say.
Nation
January 9
In this Jan. 5 photo, a LifeLine Ambulance arrives at the CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center  in Los Angeles.

California awaits a virus 'tsunami'

The coming days are expected to be critical in determining how bad this next surge will get and how much it will affect hospitals.
Coronavirus
January 9
Plymouth police Sgt. Heath Bird received the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine from nurse Gloria Christensen at a vaccine clinic for first responders at Wayzat

Minnesota reports 2,489 new COVID-19 cases, 43 more deaths

State officials are watching for a potential increase in cases following holiday travels.
Science
January 8
A new study finds that a mere four seconds of intense intervals, repeated until they amount to about a minute of total exertion, lead to rapid and mea

Can 4 seconds of exercise make a difference?

In what is probably the definitive word on how little exercise we can get away with, a new study finds that a mere four seconds…
Science
January 8
iStock iStock and microscope and many other laboratory utensils

Dad got the vaccine, but no one else did — yet

Although the new vaccines have been shown to be highly effective at preventing people from developing symptomatic cases of COVID-19, little data exists on how…
Science
January 8
An image from an electron microscope shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Heading off the next pandemic

As vaccines roll out against COVID-19, many experts of emerging infectious diseases are already focused on preventing the next pandemic.They fear another virus will leap…
Science
January 8
One example of a dietary pattern that may be optimal for better sleep is the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes such foods as vegetables, fruits, nu

How foods may affect our sleep

What we eat can fuel our sleep while poor sleep can awaken cravings for sweets.
Coronavirus
January 8
Chief Tim Hoyt of New Hope P.D. received his COVID-19 Moderna vaccine from RN Gloria Christensen on Friday.

More than 100,000 Minnesotans receive first COVID-19 vaccine doses

Health officials to meet Monday to plan second wave of vaccine offerings to people 75 and older and front-line essential workers.
Coronavirus
January 8
Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm and Gov. Tim Walz answered questions Friday about the change to use vaccines as they get them, rather than r

More than 100K Minnesotans receive first COVID-19 vaccine doses

Gov. Tim Walz praised plans to release federal reserve supplies of COVID-19 vaccine to states.
Health
January 8
Postpartum depression’s cause is unknown.

Depression and new dads

Fathers who struggle emotionally after the birth of a child may be experiencing postpartum depression.
Coronavirus
January 8
Sherry Johnson, a nurse practitioner, drew the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth to administer to ICU nurse

COVID-19 variant not found in Minnesota, but remains a concern

Mask-wearing and social distancing urged to prevent COVID-19 variant in Minnesota
Business
January 7
An investigation by federal employee rights authorities has prompted the Hennepin Healthcare System to halt age-related screenings of its older medica

Hennepin Healthcare agrees to halt age-related screenings for its older medical practitioners

The exams were for "cognitive assessment and fitness for duty," said Cherie Doak, director of the EEOC's Minneapolis area office.
Coronavirus
January 7
Dr. Sophia Kim, an internist at North Memorial, drew a dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine with a syringe Monday morning.    ] AARON LAVINSKY

HealthPartners studying COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant women

Research will monitor recipients for impact on pregnancy, birth outcomes.
Coronavirus
January 6
Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said the state’s distribution of coronavirus vaccines is dependent on allocations from the federal government. The s

Frustrations build over COVID-19 vaccine delays in Minn. nursing homes

A prominent lawmaker called the pace of the vaccine rollout "unconscionably slow."