HEALTHBEAT Measuring medical care
How do your medical clinic and hospital stack up with the quality of care they provide? A new statewide report, issued Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Health, lays out the details on perform... Posted on 11/19/10 at 7:23 PM
Minnesota health officials are reporting the state's first confirmed case of West Nile virus for 2012. Officials say a St. Louis County man became ill in late May after traveling to south-central Minnesota. He was hospitalized and is recovering.
Bayshore Health Center in Duluth has been cited by the Minnesota Department of Health for failing to report multiple patient altercations and problems -- including a patient with frostbitten feet and another who used his power wheelchair to ram other patients.
A day after the Minnesota Department of Health warned residents that skin-lightening products contained dangerous levels of mercury, authorities in Hennepin County said the products are hazardous waste and should be brought to special collection sites.
The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting another confirmed case of measles, which brings the total linked to an ongoing outbreak in Hennepin County to 18.The state this year also has seen three isolated cases of measles, meaning the statewide tally now stands at 21.
The Williston City Commission is considering an ordinance to govern where adult entertainment businesses can set up shop. The proposal calls for such places as strip clubs to be located only in areas zoned industrial.
The Minnesota Department of Health says a woman in her 80s from southeastern Minnesota died last week from complications of the H3 strain of flu virus. Earlier this month, another woman in her 80s from the Twin Cities area died after contracting the same strain.
The Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers recently selected the Grand Forks/East Grand Forks Flood Damage Reduction Project as one of the 2010 Seven Wonders of Engineering in Minnesota Award winners.
Residents from near Excel Dairy drove to St. Paul on Thursday to tell their plight. And senators were shocked to hear that unhealthy levels of manure fumes have surrounded their homes hundreds of times since the spring of 2007 despite two state agencies’ attempts to correct the situation.
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