U Of M Medical School Studies Whether Diabetes Drug Is Effective Against COVIDResearchers want to study Metformin after observing that COVID-19 positive patients that were taking Metformin before they got the disease tended to have less severe outcomes.
'I Couldn't Sit Up, I Couldn't Stand': 54-Year-Old Man Recovers After Battling COVID-19Besides a mild case of hypertension, 54-year-old John Stokes had no underlying conditions that would put him at risk for COVID-19 complications.
How Many COVID-19 Patients Do Not Show Symptoms?A local doctor says it could have to do with differences in immune systems or how heavy the exposure was to the patient.
What Is Hydroxychloroquine?President Trump has said the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine “could be a game-changer” in the fight against COVID-19.
Report Shows MN Teen Pregnancy At All-Time LowA new report shows Minnesota teen pregnancy rates are at an all-time low due to delayed sexual activity and highly-effective contraception.
Good Question: How Do You Catch A Cold?According to the Centers for Disease Control, the average American adult gets two to three colds per year. Kids can get them 8 to 10 times. So, how do you catch a cold? Good Question.
Dayton Presses $30M Plan To Boost University Med SchoolThe University of Minnesota Medical School may soon get a financial boost, if Gov. Mark Dayton has his way. He's proposing a multi-million dollar investment in the school to be included in the upcoming budget.
U Of M Medical Students To Take Part In Nationwide 'Die-In'Students from the University of Minnesota Medical School's chapters of Physicians for Human Rights and Student National Medical Association participated in a "die-in" on Wednesday afternoon. The "die-in" is part of nationwide protests against the lack of indictments for police killings in Ferguson, Mo. and New York.
Rybak Undergoes Second Heart Procedure Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak successfully underwent a procedure Monday afternoon to remove a blockage from an artery. He's recovering from a life-threatening heart attack which he suffered Saturday after cross-country skiing for nearly eight miles. Before Monday's procedure, the former mayor continued his light-hearted banter on Twitter, posting a picture of himself in a hospital gown, framed as a GQ magazine cover.
Good Question: Is Caffeine Hazardous To Our Health?Almost all of us get an extra jolt every day from a drink with caffeine. We're a nation that borders on addiction.
U Of M Cautions Surgeon Over Disclosures The University of Minnesota Medical School has sent a cautionary letter to one of its top spinal surgeons for violating conflict-of-interest disclosure requirements arising from his work for Medtronic Inc.
Researchers: New CPR Method Increases Survival RateA five-year clinical trial led by the University of Minnesota Medical School researchers has led to a new method of CPR that improves long-term survival rates with good brain function by 50 percent.