Health Care

Minneapolis-based telehealth company Zipnosis just launched a first-of-its-kind “virtual boarding pass” for patients and providers using its branded virtual healthcare platform. Read More
Minneapolis-based online behavioral health startup Learn to Live just announced a $1 million fundraising haul from several high-profile investors, including Blue Cross B Read More
Recently, the Make It Ok campaign (founded in 2013 by Health Partners, Regions Hospital, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness) announced that i Read More


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

Bob Assell, Fortus Medical

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
New ventures are nothing unusual for Adam Southam — but it wasn’t until Fitness Formulary, an online food, nutrition and supplement store, that his heart was in it. 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