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Ebola watch: State is monitoring 48 people who traveled from Africa

State health officials say they’re monitoring 48 travelers who have returned to Minnesota after visiting west Africa for signs of the Ebola virus.  The people involved recently arrived from...

November 05, 2014

Twin Cities Marathon ranked among best races in the world

The race that’s been dubbed one of the most beautiful urban marathons in the country has been named one of the best marathons in the world by The Active Times. The Medtronic Twin Cities...

November 05, 2014

Minnesota widow of Ebola victim to get survivors benefits

A Minnesota woman whose husband died of Ebola in Africa in July will soon begin receiving Social Security survivor benefits which had not been approved earlier because she does not yet have a death...

November 03, 2014

Glen Campbell's Mayo doctor: Movie 'captured the essence' of Alzheimer's

The director of Alzheimer’s research at Rochester’s Mayo Clinic says the newly released documentary “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” captures the essence of the disease and...

October 31, 2014

Poll finds medical costs push many insured Americans to skip needed care

Medical bills force around 1 in 8 Americans with private health insurance — that’s more than 16 million people — to skip needed medical care, go without food or drain their savings, according to a...

October 28, 2014

Auditor: MNsure Complied With 'Most Legal Requirements,' But Lacked Adequate Controls

The state Legislative Auditor found problems with controls over marketing costs and collection of receipts.

October 28, 2014

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Optum To Acquire Massachusetts Health Firm

The UnitedHealth subsidiary’s portfolio expands as its revenue and earnings reportedly continue double-digit ascents.

October 28, 2014

New Mayo Clinic home test starts screening for colon cancer

A colon cancer take-home screening test is available in Minnesota starting Monday. The Star Tribune notes that the new Cologuard test will appeal to millions of people who may have avoided colon...

October 27, 2014

Ebola update: Trying to calm fears of disease in Minnesota

Public health officials in Minnesota are continuing their efforts to spread the word about their preparations for the Ebola virus and allay concerns that the deadly infection could become...

October 26, 2014

Four hospitals named to treat any Minnesota Ebola patients

Any confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in Minnesota would be treated at one of four hospitals, under a strategy announced Friday by the state’s health department and hospitals association...

October 24, 2014

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