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Officials launch medical cannabis survey to see who has need for weed

Legalized medical marijuana is on its way to Minnesota, but now health officials are trying to find out how many people will actually use it. The Minnesota Department of Health has issued a...

January 20, 2015

Nurse staffing study doesn't answer patient safety questions

How many nurses does it take to effectively care for patients in Minnesota hospitals? That’s the  question at the heart of a study that’s been conducted over the past 18 months by the...

January 19, 2015

Senator who helped create MNsure is now proposing significant changes

One of the lawmakers who led the effort to create the state’s health insurance exchange is proposing some major changes to who runs it. State Sen. Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick, introduced a bill...

January 15, 2015

Minnesota company's 'pacemaker for the stomach' gets FDA approval for weight loss

The first weight-loss device to gain U.S. regulatory approval in eight years is made by a Roseville company. The Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday it has approved the Maestro...

January 14, 2015

Tom Sengupta

The Legend Of Schneider Drug's Tom Sengupta

Due to health and age, the 75-year-old Sengupta is looking for someone else to carry on the work at his iconic Prospect Park pharmacy, Schneider Drug. No one will be able to carry it on in the same way.

January 14, 2015

MNsure website flaw prevents 7,500 from enrolling in health plans

Around 7,500 people have been prevented from enrolling in health plans because of a flaw in Minnesota’s public insurance exchange MNsure. The Star Tribune reports that people who tried to...

January 13, 2015

Caramel apple listeria outbreak that left two Minnesotans dead traced to California

Health investigators have traced a listeria outbreak linked to the deaths of two Minnesotans to caramel apples packaged at a plant in California, the Food Poisoning Bulletin reports. A total of...

January 10, 2015

Vascular Solutions Expects Record Q4 Growth

The company piled up nearly $1M in legal costs last year, but its largest product segment led strong sales growth.

January 08, 2015

University of Minnesota joins nationwide autism study

The University of Minnesota is joining a national study that aims to get a more accurate picture of how many children in the U.S. have autism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

January 07, 2015

With fewer hiccups, nearly 70,000 sign up through MNsure for new year

How does 56 minutes less time on the phone sound? Minnesotans dialing the MNsure call center last month, looking for help buying health insurance, waited an average of 5 minutes and 48 seconds this...

January 05, 2015

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