The state’s Office of Medical Cannabis released the latest registration numbers Friday for doctors and patients that have signed up for the state’s medical marijuana program. Since June 1, 318 health care practitioners have registered for the program, and 298 have been authorized to certify patients.
The wait is over and people who’ve seen loved ones endure severe seizures and chronic pain are optimistic about the future and the state’s 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.
Another step in the process as medical cannabis becomes legal in Minnesota in just a few months. Minnesota’s medical cannabis program is still on track to begin this summer. The Minnesota Department of Health is approving two laboratories to test the products that will be coming from the state’s medical cannabis manufacturers.
A visit to the hospital is not always a prescription for getting well. A new government health report says more needs to be done to keep patients from getting infections while in the hospital.
Dr. Stephen Larson is being remembered by his patients, after being shot to death inside his home Friday night in Orono. According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, police were called to the home on the 1000 block of Heritage Road just before 9 p.m., where they found a man in the front of the property with a handgun.
Fairview Southdale in Edina is embracing technology and putting a team of robots to work inside patients’ rooms. The robots eliminate hard-to-kill germs and viruses that can linger in a room, even after it’s been cleaned, and tests show they’re effective in reducing the number of infections that people get in hospitals.
It’s being called breakthrough research by medical journals around the world, and it’s happening at the University of Minnesota.
University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital is celebrating the superheroes among us.
More patients are coming forward to say they were victims of aggressive debt collection tactics used in Fairview hospitals.
A 31-year-old nurse, employed at a senior care assisted living facility, has been charged with stealing narcotics from patients.
Early drug treatment may increase survival time for AIDS patients, according to a recent study by Harvard.
Fairview Health Services announced Wednesday that it is scrambling to locate a missing box, which contains medical records for about 1,200 patients.
Two administrators at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Hastings are on paid leave and one person has been fired amid allegations of retaliation against patients.