Health Care

GamePlan4Me

MN Tech Firm’s Health Care Site Enlists Pro Athletes

GamePlan4Me was designed by St. Paul-based tech firm Augeo and has partnered with more than 15 professional athletes, most recently Kobe Bryant.

March 13, 2014

MNsure announces strategy to balance its $5 million shortfall

MNsure anticipates a $5 million shortfall for next year, according to preliminary budget projections. But MPR News reports that leaders of the state’s health care exchange expect that they...

March 13, 2014

Mayo Square

Mayo Takes A Big Step In Growing Sports-Medicine Field With Pro Teams, Block E Clinic

Last month, Mayo announced a partnership with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx in a basketball practice facility and sports medicine clinic inside the former Block E in downtown Minneapolis.

March 12, 2014

Caribou Coffee shop reopened after norovirus reports

The Caribou Coffee shop in Brooklyn Park reopened Monday after voluntarily closing on Friday and remaining closed over the weekend due to an apparent norovirus outbreak. Company officials with...

March 11, 2014

St. Paul drops plans for new Dorothy Day Center on East Side

Plans to relocate the Dorothy Day Center, which serves people who are homeless and in poverty, to the east side of St. Paul  have been scrapped, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. St. Paul Mayor...

March 10, 2014

MNsure pushes enrollment as deadline to sign up approaches

There’s a deadline crunch approaching for Minnesotans to sign up for health insurance coverage for 2014, and MnSure is engaged in “March to Enroll,” a major push to help people...

March 10, 2014

Minnesota man becomes first in state to get new cardiac device

A Minnesota man has become the first in the state to receive a new implant device to help with heart-racing issues, FOX 9 reports. The tiny device, which is hidden behind a band-aid on 37-year-old...

March 05, 2014

House committee approves medical marijuana bill

A committee in the Minnesota House approved a bill Tuesday night that would legalize medical marijuana in the state.  The House Health and Human Services Committee voted to refer the bill to...

March 04, 2014

U of M study: Using treadmill while working can boost productivity

New research conducted by the University of Minnesota has found that exercising while working has health benefits, as you might expect – but it can also boost worker productivity. The study, which...

March 03, 2014

Minnesota doctors mulling pros, cons of medical marijuana

Minnesota doctors are debating whether medical marijuana is an effective treatment for pain, illness and disease as the Legislature prepares to debate a measure that would make it legal for doctors...

March 03, 2014

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