Sen. Al Franken says it’s too early to extend the signup period for insurance under the federal health overhaul.
Another potential round of layoffs is looming over one of the Twin Cities’ largest employers. Boston Scientific says it plans to let about 1,500 workers go over the next two years.
The healthcare reform stories of the past few weeks have turned one woman into the face of the debate. You’ve probably seen the woman on the front page of the website HealthCare.gov.
Most children get anxious if they have to go the hospital, or even the doctor’s office for a shot. Pain is scary for kids. So in this age of modern medicine, why isn’t a bigger effort made to alleviate pain in children? Answering that question led to a cutting-edge program at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics. There, a doctor who came all the way from Germany is taking away the pain of kids in the Twin Cities.
It seems impossible to escape a sports season without hearing a professional athlete is sidelined because of a concussion.
A Minnesota Democratic congressman has added his voice to GOP calls in Washington for administration officials to be fired over the rocky rollout of the new health care law.
A local Costco is recalling an undetermined amount of lean fresh ground beef due to the possibility that it could be contaminated with E. coli, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s pleased with the progress of Minnesota’s health care exchange so far. The comments come after the federal rollout of Obamacare, which is plagued with problems. Minnesota’s health exchange went online Oct. 1 and has not had the widespread problems other states experienced.
Northwestern Health Sciences University President Jeff Nelson was found dead from a gunshot wound on his Stillwater property Tuesday morning, the University announced.
Gov. Mark Dayton has declared Tuesday to officially be “Love Your Melon Day.” The event is meant to honor thousands of local children battling cancer and their families that have been there to support them.
It means setting those clocks back one hour the morning of Nov. 3. Sleep experts said although it’s easier to gain an hour than lose an hour, the time change still affects our circadian rhythm.
This is the time of year that donations are at their highest at food shelves across the state. But recently the question of what to do with food donations that are not considered healthy foods, has caused some controversy.
Chances are, if you cringe when the alarm clock goes off in the morning, or if you sleep in extra late on the weekends when you don’t have to be up, you are not a morning person. Don’t hit that snooze alarm again.
This Halloween, some Minnesota doctors have a warning, and it has nothing to do with candy. The Minnesota Optometric Association is warning people to be leery of festive eye contact lenses. People use them to look like cats or zombies and other costume-inspired looks. The association says there’s a black market for the non-prescription kind.
The national company that has been replaced as the health care provider to Minnesota’s 9,000 prison inmates is defending its services. Corizon Health says the state Department of Corrections has thanked the company for “exceptional service over the last 16 years.” DOC severed ties with Corizon following staff complaints of substandard care and legal action against the company. Corizon was replaced by St. Louis-based Centurion Managed Care, a Fortune 500 health care company that manages medical care under public contracts in several states.
St. Paul rolled out the red carpet for an annual event that brings the biggest names in Hollywood to town. It’s all for the Starkey Foundation, which provides hundreds of thousands of hearing aids to people around the world.