A federal initiative adds to work already under way in Minnesota to prepare the state for an expected surge in Alzheimer's cases as baby boomers retire.
Despite the lack of injury during the flooding in northeastern Minnesota, there are still plenty of health risks facing the people who live in the ever-expanding flood zone.
Minneapolis-based Medica says it will offer in-network access to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and its system of clinics beginning July 1 for new enrollees in 22 southern Minnesota counties.
The high-profile overdose death of former Wild hockey player Derek Boogaard has turned a spotlight on prescription drug abuse and doctor shopping. A state database has helped doctors detect patients who are abusing prescription narcotics. But supporters are disappointed though that many prescribers are still not using the tool.
The Mayo Clinic will lead a new partnership to provide mental health training to doctors.
A stricter lead exposure standard for young children is expected to cause a surge in the number of lead cases that require a public health intervention. The tougher federal standard acknowledges new research showing that even extremely low levels of lead are harmful.
Health care workers continue to vote on a new labor contract with eight metro-area hospitals.
Researchers say a new screening technique is effective in reducing colorectal cancer cases and fatalities.
The number of pertussis cases in Minnesota is surging, approaching 700 cases of the highly-contagious respiratory disease, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
The Minnesota Department of Health says the state is approaching 700 cases of the disease, also known as whooping cough.
The U.S. government will invest nearly $8 million dollars to study an Alzheimer's treatment that was pioneered in Minnesota.
A new report shows that the portion of Minnesotans who have health insurance has not recovered from losses that occurred during the recession that ended in 2009.
McLaughlin is credited with helping create and launch Select Comfort's Sleep Number brand in 2001.
Minnesota researchers set up special work stations at a Minneapolis business Tuesday to assess the health benefits of standing rather than sitting at a desk.
Advances in diabetes treatment, such as insulin pumps and more accurate glucose monitors, are making it easier for people to manage the disease. But it continues to require a lot of diligence from diabetics and their caregivers.