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Ability Network Acquires MD On-Line

Minneapolis-based health IT firm continues growth.

October 23, 2014

Cargill, General Mills join battle against Ebola

With nearly 4,500 deaths from the Ebola outbreak currently ravaging the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, concern is growing over the global economic impact of the epidemic....

October 17, 2014

In context: 9 viruses - and some bacteria - more common in the U.S. than Ebola

The news that a second Dallas nurse had contracted Ebola from Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan has shifted U.S. leaders into a higher state of alert, with President Obama urging “...

October 16, 2014

As open enrollment nears, agents warn of rising health insurance rates

Worries about an epidemic are spreading through Minnesota. But this one’s not coming from Africa. Consumers will soon get word about the cost of health insurance plans for 2015, and agents...

October 15, 2014

As Ebola infections climb, Minnesota communities combat virus' stigma

A second American who treated Thomas Eric Duncan at a Texas hospital tested positive for Ebola, CNN reports. The health care worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately put into isolation...

October 15, 2014

U of M children's hospital gets $25M donation, new name

The children’s hospital along the University of Minnesota’s west bank has a new name to go along with a public $25 million donation: the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s...

October 14, 2014

MDH: 20 people in Minnesota who feared they had Ebola cleared

An official with the Minnesota Department of Health says nearly two dozen people in Minnesota have come forth thinking they had Ebola. MDH Director of Infectious Diseases Kris Ehresmann tells FOX 9...

October 14, 2014

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics names new CEO

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has announced Robert Bonar Jr. as its new CEO. “With a strong track record of pediatric health system leadership, an ability to collaborate and build...

October 10, 2014

Norovirus sickens 30 in Winona; more cases expected

Health officials in Winona Country say an outbreak of norovirus has sickened at least 30 people in the county in the last 10 days, the Winona Daily News reports. Doug Schultz, Minnesota Department...

October 09, 2014

Seeing pink: Inside the breast cancer fundraising machine

If you are feeling again like the world is awash in pink – on football fields, cell phone covers, garbage trucks, even pink-ribbon stamps on eggs – it must be October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

October 08, 2014

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