Doctors at the University of Minnesota are experimenting with modified salmonella therapy to treat cancers in the human gut. Fred Oakden was one of the first patients to try the treatment.
The risk was highest among current smokers who had smoked a lot over a long period of time. It was also higher among women who began smoking in their teens or before their first full-term pregnancy.
Hundreds of Minnesota nurses rallied at the State Capitol Tuesday to draw attention to nursing and the latest anti-union developments out of Wisconsin.
The University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital will open the doors of its brand new facility on Sunday to anyone who wants to peek inside the colorful glass and steel building.
Michael Osterholm, a Minnesota infectious disease expert, says the nation hasn't made any significant progress on food safety in a decade, despite what Americans may have heard in recent months.
Stunned, disappointed and hoping it doesn't get worse. Those are some of the reactions from health care providers and advocates who face deep cuts in Gov. Dayton's proposed budget.
The governor proposes raising the Medical Assistance surcharge for nursing homes by $635 dollars per bed. He says nursing homes would be able to recoup those taxes through higher reimbursement payments that will flow in from the federal government.
Long-term care providers would have their payment rates reduced as part of Gov. Mark Dayton's budget plan.
Breast cancer care in the Twin Cities is rapidly moving toward less aggressive surgery for the disease when it has migrated to a woman's lymph nodes. Doctors at several metro-area cancer centers say they have already dialed back their surgical policies after learning about a stunning new study that finds the removal of lymph nodes when treating breast cancer is not always necessary.
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.