Minnesota's second-largest health insurance plan says it will go ahead with Wednesday's launch of a website where it provides quality ratings of physicians, despite complaints from the state's largest doctors group.
The PSA test is one of the most widely used screening tests in the United States for prostate cancer, which is the second leading cause of death among American men. Yet several randomized studies have reported little or no survival benefit for men who get the test.
State and federal health officials are urging physicians and patients to get a booster vaccine to protect against pertussis, also known as whooping cough.
A new report says Minnesotans must prepare now for the significant costs and medical demands associated with Alzheimer's disease as baby boomers retire.
Gov.-elect Mark Dayton on Friday appointed three people to head the state's education, health and pollution-control agencies.
It's still too early to tell what impact efforts like a new menu-labeling law and bringing more produce to school cafeterias will have on the nation's obesity rate, which has been stuck at 34 percent for the past five years.
A young boy with a rare skin disease returned home to Alabama Sunday after undergoing an experimental stem cell transplant at the University of Minnesota in September. Payton Thornton is not cured yet. But his blistered skin has recovered so much that he is able to run, jump and even wrestle with his brothers.
Women's breast milk is packed with nutrients and antibodies that you can't get from formula or cow's milk and can be a lifesaver for weakened or sick babies.
Minnesota doctors and tobacco control advocates say a new federal report on the harmful effects of tobacco smoke should give a significant boost to anti-smoking campaigns. The report by the U.S. Surgeon General says even occasional exposure to tobacco smoke causes immediate damage that can lead to disease or death.
An attorney for the University of Minnesota says he will meet with Regents this week to discuss a request for an independent drug trial investigation.
Eight University of Minnesota bioethicists are asking the Board of Regents to re-examine the suicide case of a drug trial participant in 2004.
Public health officials are making a special push this week to get more people vaccinated against influenza.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is asking the Food and Drug Administration to find an immediate solution to the shortage of some chemotherapy drugs.
University of Minnesota researchers say national obesity campaigns have not helped people recognize the health consequences of obesity.
Most cancer patients are not aware of it yet, but some chemotherapy drugs are in very short supply. Behind the scenes, doctors and pharmacists have been scrambling for weeks to collect enough doses of several commonly-used chemotherapy drugs.