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New Scoring System Ranks MN 3rd For Best Hospitals

Minnesota hospitals are some of the best in the nation, according to a new scoring system created by federal health officials. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is now using a five-star scale, based on patient satisfaction surveys.

04/23/2015

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Hoiberg Has Open-Heart Surgery At Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic says Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg is expected to be released on Thursday, less than a week after open-heart surgery. Hoiberg had surgery at the clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, on Friday to replace his aortic valve, a procedure he put off twice during the season.

04/22/2015

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Woman Pleads Guilty To Massive Prescription Drug Fraud

An Eyota, Minnesota, woman has pleaded guilty to fraudulently acquiring prescription drugs.

04/09/2015

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Former Vice President Walter Mondale Released From Hospital

Former Vice President Walter Mondale has been released from the hospital after being treated for the flu. Mayo Clinic spokeswoman Kelley Luckstein said Mondale was treated Friday night for flu and cold symptoms and was doing well enough to be released on Saturday.

03/07/2015

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Cancer-Free Ryan Focused On Restoring Twins As Contenders

Terry Ryan entered his office during a public showcase of renovations at Minnesota’s spring training facility and found a handful of fans inside admiring the stadium view.

02/23/2015

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Dayton Signs Bill Containing Tax Breaks, Mayo Expansion Fix

Quickly adopted tax legislation that provides breaks to tens of thousands of Minnesota taxpayers is now law. Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bill Saturday when it landed on his desk. Lawmakers gave it final approval late last week.

01/24/2015

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Woman Must Delay Cancer Treatment Until Delivering Twins

A cancer diagnosis usually means starting treatment right away. Fighting it as soon as possible offers the best chance to successfully get rid of it. But a Minnesota woman who found out she has thyroid cancer is waiting to get it treated. Zach and Teri Johnson always wanted twins. Their 3-year-old daughter, Scarlett, is pretty thrilled about the idea, too.

12/04/2014

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Mayo Clinic Works To Develop Ovarian Cancer Vaccine

There are no early detection tests for ovarian cancer, and 56 percent of women diagnosed with the disease die within five years. That’s why the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) spends most of their budget on funding research.

12/04/2014

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New Home Test Shakes Up Colon Cancer Screening

Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that’s noninvasive and doesn’t require the icky preparation most other methods do.

10/26/2014

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Dayton Commits To Full Term If Voters Re-Elect Him

If voters grant Gov. Mark Dayton four more years, he says he’ll stick around for all of them. Dayton told The Associated Press in an interview this month that he’s heard the rumors he’d leave office before the end of a second term and catapult running mate Tina Smith into the top job. He says it’s not true.

10/11/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: Mayo Clinic 150th Anniversary! 10-10-14 Dave Lee

A special broadcast from Rochester, Minnesota for the Mayo Clinic’s 150th Anniversary! Click the link above to listen to highlights from the show.

10/10/2014

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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

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Apple Unveils New iPhone 6, Health App

For the first time in years, Apple’s iPhones aren’t the star of the show. Apple unveiled a smartwatch on Tuesday, a wearable device that marks the company’s first major entry in a new product category since the iPad’s debut in 2010.

09/09/2014

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Mayo Clinic Partners With IBM’s Watson For Trials

The Mayo Clinic is partnering with IBM and its Watson supercomputer to pair cancer patients with the right clinical trials. The Rochester clinic announced Monday it’s working with the Armonk, N.Y.-based computing company on trial matching starting in 2015.

09/09/2014

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Sergeant Injured During Ft. Hood Attack Speaks At State Fair

A U.S. Army Sergeant who was shot in the head, then shot again three more times, is sharing his message of forgiveness and recovery at the fair. After serving two tours in Iraq, Sergeant Patrick Zeigler was shot during the 2009 attack on Fort Hood.

08/30/2014

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Mayo Clinic To Offer At-Home Test For Colon Cancer

The Mayo Clinic is the first in the country to offer a new, at-home screening test for colon cancer.

08/26/2014

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Health Watch: Mayo Clinic’s Alzheimer’s Discovery

In Health Watch, doctors at the Mayo Clinic have made a major discovery in the fight to find a treatment for Alzheimer’s. They have uncovered a new link between a protein in the brain and the disease.

07/18/2014

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Mayo Clinic Tops U.S. News & World’s List Of Best Hospitals

For the first time, U.S. News & World Report says the Mayo Clinic in Rochester is the best hospital in the country. According to the magazine, the Mayo is ranked nationally in 15 adult and nine pediatric specialties.

07/15/2014

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Catholic Hospital Asked To Cut Ties With Doctor

A La Crosse couple says they want a local Catholic hospital to sever ties with a doctor who they say performs abortions. Leif and Karen Arvidson say Dr. Carl Rose advised them of the option of an abortion at a visit to Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse in 2012. Karen Arvidson also says she was told later she could have an abortion at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

07/08/2014

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Minnesota Twins Honor Lou Gehrig, The Fight Against ALS

Nothing says the Fourth of July like watching baseball. Fans packed Target Field Friday just like they packed Yankees Stadium 75 years ago to hear Lou Gehrig give his now-famous speech that ushered in the fight against ALS – also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

07/04/2014

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Study: Sharing A Bed With Your Pet Can Disturb Your Sleep

This is an obvious statement — pet owners love their furry family members. There’s always debate though, on where you let them sit or sleep.

06/05/2014

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Good Question: Can Some Get By On Less Than 8 Hours Of Sleep?

A lot of factors go into how many Z’s we catch at night, like snoring and kids who wake up before the sun’s up. “For most adults, 7 hours would be a minimum they should be getting,” said Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler.

06/02/2014

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Apple Worked With Mayo Clinic On iOS 8 Health App

Apple’s Mac operating system is getting a new design and better ways to exchange files, while new features in the software for iPhones and iPads include one for keeping tabs on your health.

06/02/2014

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Mayo Clinic Study May Have Found Possible Cure To Certain Cancer

A new groundbreaking study at the Mayo Clinic may have found a potential “cure” for some types of cancer. Forty-nine-year-old Stacy Erholtz has myeloma, a type of cancer found in bone marrow.

05/15/2014

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Mayo Clinic Celebrates 150 Years

It was a special night for the Mayo Clinic and the people they’ve helped. Last night the hospital in Rochester, Minn. celebrated its 150th birthday. Local celebrities attended the bash including Governor Dayton and Minnesota Viking Chad Greenway.

05/10/2014

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