For more than two decades, television meteorologist Ken Barlow has prepared Minnesotans for heat waves, snow dumps and tornadoes, first as a meteorologist at KARE and now as the morning weatherman on KSTP.Read More
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a report that found there are 15.8 million fewer people without health insurance since the Affordable Care Act's coverage expansion took effect.Read More
Serial entrepreneur and engineer Bob Assell is optimistic about future growth in the spinal device industry, even if it seems to be in the doldrums. “I think there were too many of them, with too much redundancy in their products,” says Assell, who has launched two spinal device startups, and worked in two others.Read More
A recent public-opinion poll conducted in April and May 2015 by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota showed that Minnesotans feel there is a barrier to finding and accessing healthy foods.Read More
Nobody wants to say it, but the problem with our healthcare system is the price. In Minnesota, the average health insurance premium consumes 7% of the median household’s income, for very skimpy coverage. That’s not including the deductible, which can be as high as $6,000 in some cases. Does it make sense to spend 7% of your income on something that you probably never or rarely use?Read More
For early-stage medical device companies, the path to regulatory approval and commercialization is typically long and expensive. But Maple Grove–based Pursuit Vascular has enjoyed at least one advantage in its quest to market its technology, which reduces catheter infections in kidney dialysis and other patients.Read More
More than 500 Allina Health workers held an informational picket outside Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis on Wednesday, March 25, to express concern over unsafe staffing levels, health and safety measures, and sub-contracting issues.
Staffing cuts at Allina over recent years have resulted in “staffing emergencies.”Read More