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New University of Minnesota device can detect cancer, heart disease in minutes

In just a few years, it may very well be possible for a doctor to detect any number of potentially serious ailments with just a single drop of a patient’s blood. A team of researchers from...

November 13, 2014

Med schools training at top speed, but Minnesota doctor shortage looms

A new estimate of how an impending doctor shortage will hit Minnesota says the state is on track to have 2,000 fewer physicians than it needs over the next 10 years. The group Minnesota Needs...

November 12, 2014


Two Twin Cities Firms Recognized Among World’s Most Innovative

But Japan steals the show with 46 of 100 spots on Thomson Reuters’ annual list.

November 11, 2014

Metal rod attack on nurses begs the question, how safe are hospital staff?

An attack on four nurses by a man wielding a metal rod at a Maplewood hospital last weekend has raised concerns about the safety of staff at Minnesota’s health facilities. Charles Logan, 68...

November 07, 2014

Some website problems remain days before MNsure enrollment opens

MNsure open enrollment begins in just over a week and the health exchange is still working on some last minute technical glitches before it launches. Technical problems have plagued the health...

November 06, 2014

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

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