Spike In Hep C Cases Blamed On Heroin Use, Dirty NeedlesMedical officials fear the rise of heroin abuse in Minnesota is connected to an increase in hepatitis C. Some suspect dirty needles may be to blame.
Poll: Minnesotans Are Slightly In Favor Of Legalizing PotLegalizing medical marijuana in Minnesota is gaining public support. A new Star Tribune poll shows a slight majority of Minnesotans are in favor of it.
Boston Scientific Plans To Lay Off 1,500 WorkersAnother potential round of layoffs is looming over one of the Twin Cities' largest employers. Boston Scientific says it plans to let about 1,500 workers go over the next two years.
MNsure Crucial For MN Cancer Survivor Who's Had 35 SurgeriesIt's day two for the roll-out of MNsure, but some who are shopping online for health insurance plans said they are running into technical glitches and delays. MNSure officials said the system is running smoothly, after a bumpy start Tuesday when it launched -- so far about 2,500 accounts have been created.
Klobuchar: Medical Research Funding Should Be ReinstatedSen. Amy Klobuchar joined five families Sunday at the University of Minnesota who have been impacted by diseases such as juvenile diabetes, Autism, epilepsy, and Alzheimer's. She said these are the people who are being hurt by cuts to funding of medical search.
Civil Rights, Medical Groups Weigh In On HIV Case Prosecutors are asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to reinstate the conviction of an HIV-positive man accused of passing the virus to another man, in a case that has drawn attention of medical and civil rights groups who say it violates the defendant's constitutional rights.
Minn. Nurses, Hospitals Notch Staffing Study PactMinnesota hospitals and nurses are moving past differences to back a compromise to track and study how patient care units are staffed.
Boston Scientific Plans Up To 1,000 Job CutsBoston Scientific plans to cut as many as 1,000 additional jobs this year as the medical device maker expands a push to reduce operating expenses.
Behind The Scenes At The Fair's First Aid TentsWhile most of us are out here having fun, there's one group keeping us all healthy.
Hospital Workers Union Votes To Authorize StrikeTalks between eight Twin Cities hospitals and thousands of employees are underway in an effort to reach a new contract and avert a walkout.
UnitedHealth's 3Q Profit Slips Less Than 1 PercentShares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. tumbled Tuesday as the health insurer's CEO gave a cautious preview of 2012 after his company delivered a better-than-expected earnings performance for the third quarter and raised its 2011 forecast.
Patient In Medical Transport Van Dies After CrashA patient in a medical transport van has died after the van crashed with another vehicle.
MN Company Helps Families Pay For Medical Expenses Healthcare costs can break any family, no matter how much they make. But a Minnesota company is offering thousands of dollars in help to middle-class families. However, few Minnesotans are taking advantage of it.
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