Researchers mapped health department statistics and median income data from the Census. ZIP codes with median incomes $35,000 or less had average life expectancies of less than 75 years.
The University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic said Tuesday they are ready to launch a 10-year initiative to optimally treat, and ultimately cure diabetes.
Imagine surviving breast cancer, only to learn a few years later that your chemotherapy treatment had seriously damaged your heart. A cardiologist and a cancer doctor in Minnesota believe they have found a solution to the dilemma.
Public health officials say they've made significant strides in reducing the number of Minnesota kids exposed to lead.
Concussions are increasingly common among high school athletes, but often are not taken seriously. A group in Minnesota hopes to educate athletes, parents and coaches about the signs of concussion, in hopes of preventing athletes from developing long-term health problems.
A Forest Lake family believes the same amoeba that caused the death of a Stillwater girl last month likely sickened and killed their young daughter two years ago.
Minnesota health officials say drug-resistant bacteria found here are just as worrisome as recent cases tied to India, and that changes are needed in how antibiotics are used in humans, and in the food supply.
The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed a cluster of influenza cases at long-term care facility in the Twin Cities metro area.
A new government report says more than 80 percent of new Minnesota mothers gave breastfeeding a try in 2007. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Minnesota's breastfeeding rates rank 13th in the nation.
The head of the Stem Cell Institute at the University of Minnesota says a new appeals court ruling is good news for stem cell researchers.
The University of Minnesota has received a $7 million dollar federal grant to fight childhood obesity among families of low-income and ethnically-diverse preschoolers.
A lengthy labor dispute between Duluth nurses and two local hospitals appears to be all but over.
A lengthy labor dispute between Duluth nurses and two local hospitals appears to be all but over, as nurses reached a tentative contract agreement with one of those hospitals Wednesday afternoon -- a week after the other hospital settled.
The national recall of more than a half billion eggs got us wondering about the safety of food at the 300 food stands at the Minnesota State Fair. Fair organizers say they have never had a foodborne illness outbreak, in part because of their strong relationship with the Minnesota Department of Health.
Hoping to benefit from the Minnesota State Fair's lure as a magnet for children and their parents, some researchers are betting the fair is a good location for their latest study on the genetics behind childrens' growth patterns.