Health Care

Dwindling doctor numbers will result in physician talent gap, study says

A decade from now there won’t be enough primary care doctors in Minnesota to provide quality care if state and federal lawmakers don’t make changes to current medical education policies...

July 23, 2014

New report: Minnesota ranks No. 5 for overall child well-being

A new national report says Minnesota ranks No. 5 for overall child well-being, although troubling economic gaps between white children and children of color persist. Last year, Minnesota ranked No....

July 22, 2014

UnitedHealth Group goes after state health insurance exchanges

The nation’s largest health insurer waited before getting involved in reform-driven state-based health insurance exchanges, but the wait is over and UnitedHealth Group is indicating that it...

July 18, 2014

Two Big Deals Help MN Medical Investments Climb 68%

Investments in Holaira and Inspire Medical helped drive the strong quarter.

July 17, 2014

Applebee's faces first lawsuit over E. coli outbreak

A Minneapolis law firm is suing the Applebee’s restaurant chain on behalf of a 22-year old man who said he became ill with an E. coli infection after eating at one of its restaurants, FOX 9...

July 16, 2014

Mayo Clinic in Rochester

3 MN Hospitals Among Nation's Best; Mayo Earns Top Spot

For the first time, Mayo Clinic claimed the top spot on U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious “Honor Roll” list.

July 15, 2014

St. Jude Medical headquarters

St. Jude Medical Buys Med-Tech Firm NeuroTherm For $200M

The acquisition of NeuroTherm will expand the Minnesota company’s chronic pain relief business.

July 14, 2014

Minnesota home health care workers move ahead with union vote

In spite of last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that was widely viewed as a setback to their cause, a union is moving ahead with its effort to organize Minnesota’s home health care...

July 08, 2014

M&A

Bio-Techne Acquires Yet Another Bio-Tech Firm

The Minneapolis-based biotechnology company bought Novus Biologicals for $60 million, less than a month after spending $300 million on a protein analysis company based in California.

July 03, 2014

Forgotten Letters: MNsure Error Leaves 16,000 Uninsured

At issue were notices that should have been sent to applicants urging them to provide more information about qualifying for the state’s Medical Assistance program.

July 03, 2014

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