Health Care

Duluth lands high on national ranking of cleanest air quality

Duluth scored high on a new ranking of air quality from the American Lung Association. The annual State of the Air report calculates its rankings from publicly reported measurements of ozone and...

April 30, 2014

More than 200k signed up for coverage by the deadline, MNsure says

New enrollment numbers out Wednesday from the state health insurance exchange show more than 200,000 people signed up for public and private health insurance through MNsure. MNsure’s interim CEO...

April 23, 2014

Whistleblower lawyers hunt for fraud in historic Medicare data

Just hours after the massive, first-ever recent release by the federal government of detailed Medicare billing data, an army of lawyers began combing through the numbers looking for evidence of...

April 22, 2014

This Under-The-Radar Co. Landed $550M

Investors poured half a billion dollars into a firm that many Minnesotans have never heard of.

April 21, 2014

When Personal Health Information Becomes Too Much Information

Employees’ online access to protected health information poses a privacy risk for unprepared employers.

April 21, 2014

Court Lifts MN Firm’s Injunction Against Boston Sci

The U.S. Court of Appeals removed a preliminary injunction that Vascular Solutions previously won against Boston Scientific.

April 17, 2014

New company to take over MNsure website, systems

Minnesota’s online health insurance marketplace, MNsure, has named a new vendor to overhaul overhaul its troubled website and computer systems. Deloitte Consulting LLP’s contract is worth $4...

April 16, 2014

St. Jude Medical headquarters

St. Jude Medical’s Profits Up 12 Percent

The increase in sales for the medical device manufacturer’s implanted defibrillators and pacemakers contributed to its strong first quarter.

April 16, 2014

Congressional report pushes for e-cigarette rules

Federal officials are calling for new regulations for electronic cigarettes. A new report released Monday cited concerns that e-cigarettes aggressively target youth, and should be strictly...

April 15, 2014

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HCMC Announces $191M Clinic Expansion Downtown

The Hennepin County Medical Center plans to build a 322,000-square-foot medical center across the street from its current emergency department in downtown Minneapolis.

April 14, 2014

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