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Only 41 MN Patients Signed Up For Medical Marijuana

Minnesota’s new medical marijuana program opens for business in just five days, but so far only 41 patients are registered and will be able to get their prescriptions. Patients and their famlies put the blame for the low number on an enrollment process that is turning out to be far more difficult than anyone expected.

06/24/2015

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Marijuana Firm’s Arrival Stirs Fear Of Clinics-For-Hire

A New York firm’s efforts to build a network of clinics in Minnesota that can help patients get medical marijuana has state officials concerned. MarijuanaDoctors.com is behind one clinic that opened in Bloomington this week.

06/05/2015

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Survey: Only 9 Percent Of Minn. Doctors Will Participate In Medical Marijuana Program

The Minnesota Department of Health says only five patients have been certified for the state’s new medical marijuana program so far. Only 30 doctors have registered, and a new poll shows an overwhelming majority are not interested in participating.

06/03/2015

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Doctor: Measles Can Be Tough For Younger Doctors To Spot

Measles was all but eradicated in the U.S. decades ago, thanks to the immunization program. That’s a problem for some doctors. Hennepin County Medical Center’s Dr. David Hilden said younger physicians sometimes don’t make a measles diagnosis until the appearance of a rash, which is a late stage symptom.

02/02/2015

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Minn. Doctors Must Now Tell Patients About Dense Breast Tissue

October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness month. And this year, Minnesota has a new law in place that changes what doctors are required to reveal about a woman’s mammogram result.

10/01/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Children?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Spouse?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

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Post-Colonoscopy Scare Leads To Revised Post-Care

It can be a scary test to screen for colon cancer, but a Twin Cities woman says she wasn’t prepared for what happened after her colonoscopy. Peggy Kealy doesn’t think her doctors properly prepared her for what sent her to the hospital days after her procedure, one which is never described as pleasant.

03/11/2014

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Most Doctors At Forum Oppose Medical Marijuana

Most of the doctors polled at a Minnesota Medical Association forum oppose the legislation that legalizes medical marijuana. The bill passes a Minnesota House committee Wednesday, but still has a long road ahead in the Legislature.

03/06/2014

How Do I Use My Health Insurance When I Visit A Doctor?

To maximize the benefits of your insurance policy, you will likely need to choose a doctor from within your health plan’s network.

03/06/2014

How Does My Health Insurance Work At The Hospital?

The Affordable Care Act requires that all health insurance policies cover 10 essential benefits, including emergency treatment.

03/06/2014

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CDC: 38 Million Americans Drink Too Much Alcohol

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control shows tens of millions of Americans are drinking too much alcohol. And, the report finds that healthcare providers are not doing enough to tell people about the risks.

01/07/2014

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Doctors Want More People Watching Their Cholesterol

More people could soon be put on drugs meant to lower cholesterol, thanks to new guidelines from the American Health Association and The American College of Cardiology. Doctors say statins are critical to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

11/13/2013

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Bill Riegert Knows Breast Cancer Isn’t Just For Women

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bill Riegert is on a mission to let men know they’re not immune to it. “It wasn’t really a lump — it was more like a pimple,” he said.

10/10/2013

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Study Shows Doctors Rarely Talk About Sun Protection

Skin cancer is on the rise with more than three million new cases ever year. But a new study finds many doctors rarely talk about sun protection with their patients.

09/04/2013

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Families, Doctors Torn Over Lyme Disease

Cabin country in Minnesota and western Wisconsin is considered ground zero for one of the fastest growing infectious diseases: Lyme disease. Cases in both states are among the highest in the country, but the controversy surrounding how to treat the tick-borne disease is growing. It’s torn families apart and pit patients against mainstream medicine.

08/19/2013

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Minn. Faces Shortage Of Primary Care Doctors

Primary care physicians are more readily available in Minnesota than most of the country, but experts say the state faces a looming shortage and only partly because of the federal health care overhaul that will extend coverage to around 300,000 uninsured residents.

06/22/2013

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Doctors Warn: Beware Of ‘Cyberchondria’

When something doesn’t feel right, many go online to search for information on what their symptoms might mean. Cyberchondria is a growing trend in which a person spends hours online reading health websites, self-diagnosing, and stressing out.

05/08/2013

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Doctors Treating Patients

A new study says that doctors tend to be kinder to thinner patients compared to overweight patients.

05/01/2013

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Doctors Concerned With Healthy Kids Taking ADHD Meds

A national group of doctors is concerned that healthy children are using ADHD medications when they shouldn’t be.

03/13/2013

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Opinion: A Doctor’s Opinion Of Obamacare

Good, hard-working Americans shouldn’t be forced to contemplate leaving their chosen profession as they are with federal laws such as Obamacare.

07/09/2012

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What Can Infections Lead To? Doctors Issue Warning

The story made national headlines — a college student in Georgia diagnosed with a flesh-eating bacteria that cost her a leg.

06/05/2012

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More Girls Hitting Puberty Earlier, Study Finds

It is a phenomenon that doctors don’t fully understand: More girls beginning puberty at a younger age.

04/04/2012

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UnitedHealth Unveils Patient Info Service For MDs

UnitedHealth Group’s Optum business is becoming the latest company to launch a service so doctors can share information about patients over the Internet.

02/14/2012

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Power Napping At Work? Doctors Say It Helps

Taking a nap during the day would be a dream for most of us. But doctors say dozing off can actually improve our health and productivity.

02/08/2012

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