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Sean Ewen, EMT supervisor, takes a breather Saturday in one of the TCF Bank Stadium’s first-aid rooms after safely escorting a patient who fell victim to cardiac arrest out of the stadium at the game.

Medical workers assist Gophers fans

November 16, 2009

Police and paramedics led by Sean Ewen raced through TCF Bank Stadium Saturday to section 143, where a man was having a heart attack. âÄúSlow down, chief!âÄù a police responder pushing...

Students slip through U’s health care cracks

November 10, 2009

Health care coverage is mandated for University of Minnesota students, but more than 10 percent are going uninsured. Most of the uninsured are people who âÄúfind a way not to give accurate information...

Stolen grapes of wrath: ‘it’s espionage’

November 8, 2009

Clippings from experimental grapevines with high earning potential were taken from the University of MinnesotaâÄôs Horticultural Research Center in Victoria, Minn. in what police say may be an...

Merger of U and Fairview sees increased talks

November 4, 2009

A merger between Fairview Health Services and the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center, a project long in the works, is coming closer to realization. The merger would realign education, research...

Questionable ethics: a textbook case

November 3, 2009

When Chris Thompson received a free textbook in his Eyes, Nose and Throat class he took a look at the logo in the corner and rolled his eyes. The symbol was for Daiichi Pharmaceutical Corporation, which...

University second-year medical student Jacob Feigal gives a demonstration Monday during a training session for potential ISTOP members.

Students provide health care for the homeless

November 2, 2009

When Carolyn Bramante began working with the homeless, she could provide a hot meal but couldnâÄôt treat a bad cut on the road to infection. âÄúI thought, man, even simple health care âĦ...

Med school sees large number of stimulus grants

October 28, 2009

The University of Minnesota Medical School has received 84 stimulus grants, the largest number of awards to any of the UniversityâÄôs colleges. The number of grants received has almost doubled...

Health regulations questioned in Iron Range

October 27, 2009

Mount Iron, Minn. âÄî A banner hangs in front of the entrance to Minntac Mine depicting a group of people holding hands and walking into a sunset. White writing across the top reads: âÄúSafety...

Iron Range deaths: a case unsolved

October 26, 2009

Virginia, Minn.âÄî There was dust when Roger Holmstrom loaded his truck, dust when he drove the unpaved paths of the mine and dust when he dumped his load of taconite in the crusher. In 36 years...

Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society Otis Brawley talks with researchers at the Lillihei Heart Institute on Friday.

Cancer screenings often ‘oversold’

October 25, 2009

Prostate and breast cancer screenings have been overemphasized, American Cancer Society Chief Medical Officer Otis Brawley said at Lillihei Heart Institute Friday. Brawley was meeting with about 20 University...

U member of national stem cell research consortium

October 7, 2009

The University of Minnesota is one of 18 research groups to participate in a $170 million study of stem and progenitor cells, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute announced Wednesday. The institute...

Medical education cuts at HCMC ‘on the table’

October 4, 2009

One of the biggest teaching hospitals in Minnesota as well as a major provider of care to the poor, Hennepin County Medical Center will have to face $43 million in cuts in 2010. The hospital announced...

H1N1 vaccine shipment to arrive this week

October 4, 2009

The first 28,000 doses of H1N1 influenza vaccine should arrive in Minnesota early this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Thursday. The shipment follows three H1N1 related...

H1N1 vaccine shipped to Minnesota

October 1, 2009

The first 28,000 doses of H1N1 influenza vaccine have been shipped to Minnesota the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday. People working in health care and emergency medicine will...

Minnesota to join national health tracking network

September 28, 2009

Starting next year Minnesotans will be able to monitor public health and environmental hazards in their county by consulting one website, filling what some experts say is a gap in public knowledge. The...

Kaitlyn Mielke, University of Minnesota student and this year's Miss Deaf Minnesota, advocates performing arts access for the Deaf.

Miss Deaf Minnesota advocates performing arts access for deaf

September 24, 2009

When Kaitlyn Mielke first heard Julie Andrews sing in âÄúThe Sound of MusicâÄù after receiving cochlear implants at age five, her complicated love of musical theater began. A University...

Unexpected flu shot turnout at Boynton

September 16, 2009

University of Minnesota students, staff and faculty waiting to receive a free flu shot at Boynton Health Service stood in line for up to an hour Wednesday. The number of people wanting a flu shot was double...

Medical students participate in internships at abortion clinics

September 15, 2009

Ani Kolasa-Lenarz often faced protestors when entering her summer internship. One of five students from the University of Minnesota who participated in Reproductive Health Externships,âÄù Kolasa-Lenarz,...

University of Minnesota students wait at the Gopher Quick Clinic in Coffey Hall on Monday. The clinic provides walk-in care to students, staff, and faculty with minor illnesses and conditions.

Gopher Quick Clinic opens on St. Paul Campus

September 14, 2009

Students and staff on the St. Paul campus no longer have to travel to Minneapolis to see a nurse about a sore throat, allergies, or flu shots with the opening of a Gopher Quick Clinic in Coffey Hall at...

One shot of vaccine to prevent H1N1

September 11, 2009

One shot of the H1N1 influenza vaccine will be sufficient protection for adults, according to clinical trials conducted in Australia and published Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine. This...

H1N1 outbreak predicted at U

H1N1 outbreak predicted at U

September 8, 2009

A serious outbreak of H1N1 influenza in Minnesota schools is likely as class begins, University of Minnesota and state health officials predict. Schools in the southern United States that began in mid-August...

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., speaks at a health care rally on Sept. 3 in North Minneapolis.

Health care reform: where Minnesota Congress members stand

September 8, 2009

Congress resumed work on a health care bill Tuesday after members returned from a month-long recess, during which Minnesota representatives and senators heard constituentsâÄô opinions on health...

Med students to stop practicing on live sheep

September 7, 2009

Using live animals to train students in emergency medical rotations, a long-standing practice at the University of Minnesota Medical School, is being phased out this semester as simulators replace the...

H1N1 cases reported among 4-H participants at Fair

September 3, 2009

Four members of 4-H participating in the Minnesota State Fair were confirmed to have H1N1 influenza, and about 120 members were sent home by group officials Thursday.   Thirteen other 4-H members...

First-year medical students receive lab coats

August 11, 2009

Medical professionals presented 170 first-year students with short white lab coats at the Medical SchoolâÄôs White Coat Ceremony Friday at Northrop Auditorium âÄî an annual event that welcomes...

U surgeon’s relationship with Medtronic questioned

July 30, 2009

A University of Minnesota surgeon was paid about $1.2 million in consulting fees by Medtronic, which Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said was a possible conflict of interest in his 142-page letter to the...

Ospreys receive checkup at U’s raptor center

July 17, 2009

Ten young ospreys from Wisconsin made a pit stop at the University of Minnesota's raptor center this week on their way to Iowa.    The chicks were being transported  by the Wisconsin...

Children of older mothers have increased risk of cancer

July 14, 2009

Infants born with an older mother may have an increased risk for childhood cancer, according to a study the Unversity of Minnesota's Masonic Cancer Center released Monday.   For every five-year increase...

Risky thinking

July 1, 2009

It was widely thought that adolescents considered themselves invincible, and that this belief lead them to try risky behaviors like drugs, drinking and unprotected sex, as they thought their...

First H1N1 flu death in Minnesota

June 15, 2009

Minnesota suffered its first death from the H1N1 influenza, the state's Department of Health announced today. The 5-year-old girl from Minneapolis was infected last week. She was hospitalized briefly at...

U study: vitamin D connected to weight loss

June 15, 2009

New research by University of Minnesota assistant professor of medicine Shalamar Sibley, MD, MPH, showed an increased intake of Vitamin D may improve weight loss. Sibley announced the results of the study...