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State fined for failing to protect workers at St. Peter hospital

Minnesota’s Department of Human Services (DHS) faces a $63,000 fine for failing to protect workers at the psychiatric hospital in St. Peter from attacks by patients. The fine was levied by...

December 09, 2015

Allina to ditch sugary drinks and fried foods in its hospitals and clinics

No more burgers and fries or large Cokes will be served at many hospitals and clinics in the Twin Cities metro area come the first of the year. Allina Health will remove sugar-sweetened drinks and...

December 01, 2015


UnitedHealth CEO Echoes Warning Of Obamacare Departure

Stephen Hemsley, chief executive of the nation’s largest insurance company, called taking on Affordable Care Act exchange customers “a bad decision.”

December 01, 2015

2015 Person Of The Year: Omar Ishrak

Chairman and CEO, Medtronic plc

November 25, 2015

MN Cup

Staying Healthy After The Cup

Wellness innovations were a hit at this year’s MN Cup.

November 25, 2015

FDA Approves Medtronic's Smartphone-Connected Monitor

The device can wirelessly send information to physicians.

November 24, 2015

Shoot! Flu vaccine more likely a needle with nasal spray in short supply

There’s a prickly situation confronting Minnesotans getting their flu vaccinations. The nasal spray that many patients prefer to needles is in short supply at clinics these days, meaning more...

November 19, 2015

Expecting losses, UnitedHealth could leave Affordable Care Act market in 2017

UnitedHealthcare, the biggest health insurer in the country, could pull out of the Affordable Care Act because it is proving too expensive for the company. The Minnetonka-based company on Thursday...

November 19, 2015


Medtronic Seeks Approval For Pill-Sized Pacemaker

A new study found the revolutionary pacemaker lessened major complications by half compared to conventional models.

November 10, 2015


Federal Agents Raid Former Starkey Execs’ Homes

The former president and former CFO of Starkey both had items confiscated from their homes, which included a computer, documents and a car.

November 05, 2015

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