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Saving MaKenna: Born 4 months early, an odyssey to survival 17.8.2018 News
Getting this Jersey girl so far since her early birth in March has required the all-out effort of dozens of direct care providers, as well as a host of support staff - and a close, loving family.
St. Christopher's Hospital laying off 45 in physician practices 16.8.2018 News
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is laying off 45 employees in it physician practices.
Dr. Atul Gawande: Is health care a human right? 15.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Dr. Atul Gawande addresses the question, "Is health care a human right?"
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Insurer Stops Reimbursing for Some MiMedx Products 14.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Health Care Service will stop reimbursing patients for injectable amniotic-tissue products made by MiMedx Group and promoted for ailments such as hair loss, erectile dysfunction and knee pain.
Feds urge states to encourage cheaper health plans off insurance exchanges 14.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The government suggests that insurers offer plans off the health law marketplaces that don't have surcharges added last year to make up for a cut in federal funding.
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Ads for fancy adult diapers might make you think incontinence is normal. It's not. 14.8.2018 News
Even young women, especially those who've had a baby, can face problems with leaking. But doctors say no one should just accept incontinence, since there are good treatments.
Tech Giants Pledge to Ease Patient, Provider Access to Health Data 14.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Major tech companies committed to removing technological barriers that have hindered patient and provider access to health-care data online.
U of M students pepper 5th Congressional District DFL candidates with questions 14.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
State Rep. Ilhan Omar, state Sen. Patricia Torres Ray and former State House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher held a forum a day before the primary to discuss issues.
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EPA's new asbestos rule: Philadelphia doctors call it 'a death sentence' 10.8.2018 News
With its many older buildings and shipbuilding heritage, Philadelphia faces a legacy of asbestos dangers. Much of the scientific research linking asbestos fibers and cancer was assembled by Philadelphia researchers.
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They charged what? Price of surgical procedures vary widely by hospital, patient 10.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
New state research indicates there are wide variations in what hospitals charge for surgical procedures and there are even wide swings in the prices individual hospitals charge for the same operations.
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Two echocardiograms, same hospital, drastically different prices: $339 and $3,484 9.8.2018 News
Prices for even basic medical procedures vary widely from one provider to the next, in part because of the complex - and largely proprietary - negotiations between insurers and providers.
Minnesota's August primaries: a field guide 9.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota has an unusually high number of competitive primaries to keep track of this cycle. Here's a breakdown of the major races and candidates to watch on election night Tuesday.
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Beyoncé, Serena Williams open up about potentially fatal childbirths, a problem especially for black mothers 8.8.2018 News
But the women have shared one life experience that has recently attracted widespread attention: Both survived potentially fatal pregnancy complications.
Hyperbaric oxygen: The mysterious therapy that saved a cancer survivor from radiation side effects 8.8.2018 News
Delayed injury from radiation therapy is common, tricky to diagnose, and hard to treat. One patient beat disabling injuries with hyperbaric oxygen treatment - but it is not clear why.
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Chestnut Hill Hospital workers ask: You want us to travel how far for health care? 8.8.2018 News
Since Chestnut Hill Hospital was acquired by Tower Health, Chestnut Hill Hospital workers say they're getting a bad deal on healthcare,
Genetic tests can hurt your chances of getting some types of insurance 7.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Federal law keeps insurers from using genetic test results when pricing and issuing health insurance. But the tests might keep you from being able to get life insurance or a long-term-care policy.
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MN Health: Measles confirmed in Hennepin County child 7.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The 5-year-old became ill after returning from international travel to a region where measles is common, the state Health Department said. In 2017, Minnesota suffered its largest measles outbreak in nearly 30 years.
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Shifting federal policies threaten health coverage for trans Americans 2.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
For trans Americans, the policy landscape has changed under the Trump administration, making it harder to get the cost of treatments such as gender confirmation surgery covered.
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High-tech badges track hand-washing by hospital medical staff to prevent infections 1.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A new device signals when doctors and nurses have washed up -- and when they haven't.
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Why Americans Spend So Much on Health Care---In 12 Charts 31.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Prices are hidden behind insurance deals, hospital consolidation pushes up costs and the health sector is a growing power in the economy.
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