A survey released Thursday shows the adult smoking rate in Minnesota has dropped to 16 percent, almost a full percent lower than the smoking rate three years ago.
While it's true that Minnesota has been experimenting with new ways of paying for care, some health care observers believe it's a stretch for former Gov. Tim Pawlenty to say that Minnesota's experiments have yet had much of an effect on costs.
A coalition representing disabled Minnesotans said they had a good meeting Tuesday with Commissioner of Human Services Lucinda Jesson.
A coalition of disabled Minnesotans and their advocates on Monday blasted a proposal that would scale back the state's Medicaid benefits.
The Minnesota Department of Health published a list today of nine toxic chemicals that are present in children's products.
Widespread screening for antibiotic-resistant staph infections, also known as MRSA, could save hospitals hundreds of dollars per patient, according to a new study.
A coalition of health executives are floating a plan that would cut hundreds of millions of dollars from the state's Medicaid benefits, while boosting health care revenues from additional taxes on alcohol, tobacco and providers.
The study will look at what factors contribute to autism, asthma and other serious childhood ailments. Ramsey County was chosen because of the diverse background of its residents.
Hospitals and surgical centers reported 305 so-called adverse events in 2010, four more than the previous year.
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.