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1 Injured After Shooting Outside Hennepin County Medical Center

Police are investigating a shooting outside Hennepin County Medical Center that left one person shot. Minneapolis Police say the shooting happened around 12:53 p.m. Wednesday, on the corner of 8th Street and Park Avenue. The shooter allegedly shot at a vehicle before fleeing the scene. A woman inside the car was struck.


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ER Doctor: Avoid Sunday’s Bitter Cold

Medical experts say you should stay inside instead of braving the bitterly cold weather on Sunday. Dr. Gary Mayeux, an emergency physician at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, says you need to dress appropriately if you’re going to be outside, even for just a few minutes. “Anytime you’re talking negative-degree temperatures, it can be a matter of only a few minutes before you developed signs of frostbite,” Mayeux said. “You see it in the news recently, it can sometimes even develop into amputations of the area that are involved, so it can be very serious and life threatening.”


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Deer Tick Drug’s Price Tag Skyrockets 18-Fold

If you’re just returning from a trip to the cabin, you know summer tick season is in full swing. With that comes the threat of infection, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Minnesota is one of the leading states for tick infection.


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High-Tech Birthing Center Brings Comforts Of Home To Clinic

Mothers and newborns in the Twin Cities now have access to a new high-tech birthing center that opened Monday.


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Mom Breastfeeds Wrong Baby After Mixup At Abbott

The wrong newborn was mistakenly breastfed after two babies were switched in the nursery at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.


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More Patients Trying Out Alternative Therapies

When you’re in the hospital, you don’t expect to get the spa treatment. But that’s exactly what patients are getting at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.


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New Surgery Less Risky Than Open Heart Surgery

In a world where heart failure’s an epidemic, doctors say there’s now a game-changer in their fight. Starting Tuesday, doctors at a Twin Cities hospital started what they call a less-invasive alternative to open-heart surgery.


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Nurse Gives Kidney, Health To Fellow Nurse

Two Minnesota mothers are bonded forever by the gift one gave the other.


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Jablonski And Privette Leave Hospital, Head To Rehab

Two paralyzed Minnesota hockey players are now out of the hospital and headed for rehabilitation.


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Nurse Accused Of Stealing Painkiller Gets Probation

A former nurse charged with stealing drugs from one of her surgery patients will serve no prison time, as part of a plea deal struck Thursday in Hennepin County Court.


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Hospitals Offer Cheaper Lung Scans For Smokers

A local hospital is offering discounts on CT scans for smokers.



Inside The Operating Room: Frank Vascellaro’s Major Hip Surgery

Frank Vascellaro underwent a surgical alternative to total hip replacement called hip resurfacing. Vascellaro shares with you the ins and outs of undergoing this surgery, what it takes to recover and what the future holds for his hips.


Abbott Northwestern Hospital, part of the Allina network of hospitals and clinics, is another large birthing center in the Twin Cities that offers comprehensive care to new and expecting mothers. (Credit:

Best Tips For The Twin Cities Moms Of Multiples

Becoming a new parent is overwhelming. What do you do when you find out you’re having twins, or more?

CBS Minnesota–11/02/2010