Survey: Minn. Doctors Worry About Abuse Of Medical MarijuanaMinnesota doctors are reluctant to accept medical marijuana as a treatment option, according to a new survey. The survey, conducted by Minnesota’s task force on medical cannabis therapeutic research, was given to 262 doctors from four different institutions across the state.
OMC: Less Than 200 Patients Have Access To Medical MarijuanaThe 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.
Only 41 MN Patients Signed Up For Medical MarijuanaMinnesota'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.
Marijuana Firm's Arrival Stirs Fear Of Clinics-For-HireA 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.
Survey: Only 9 Percent Of Minn. Doctors Will Participate In Medical Marijuana ProgramThe 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.
Doctor: Measles Can Be Tough For Younger Doctors To SpotMeasles 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.
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.
Post-Colonoscopy Scare Leads To Revised Post-CareIt 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.
Most Doctors At Forum Oppose Medical MarijuanaMost 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.
CDC: 38 Million Americans Drink Too Much AlcoholA 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.
Doctors Want More People Watching Their CholesterolMore 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.
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.
Study Shows Doctors Rarely Talk About Sun ProtectionSkin 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.
Families, Doctors Torn Over Lyme DiseaseCabin 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.
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.