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Mayo CEO tells business leaders he advised Trump on value of immigration, research funding

Dr. John Noseworthy said he relayed the need for federal research money.

Mayo CEO 'regrets' word choice about Medicaid policy

A recent speech raised concerns that the Rochester-based health system would be making it harder for Medicaid patients to receive care.

Trump backers see pros and cons in new plan for health care

Though the latest proposal presents personal risks, some GOP voters in Elk River are eager to see if the White House and Congress can come up with something better.

Gender bias shows up in doctor introductions

  A doctor often gets called “Doctor” as a show of respect in public and among colleagues — well, at least when he is a…

Mayo to give nod to privately insured over Medicaid patients

Mayo Clinic's chief executive made a startling announcement in a recent speech to employees: The Rochester-based health system will give preference to patients with private insurance over those with lower-paying Medicaid or Medicare coverage.

Health officials address opioid addiction in pregnant women

A University of Minnesota study found that 2.3 percent of women ages 18 to 44 and 0.8 percent of pregnant women had taken opioids for nonmedical reasons in the 30 days before completing a national drug use survey.

Fairview and HealthEast to form area's biggest network

Leaders of the two health systems said merging would create efficiencies and save money.

Nurses' union reports a rise in complaints of unsafe hospital practices

Hospital group calls report by nurses' union a "stunt."

U doctors advocate early transplant over dialysis in children

The expertise comes from having performed the first pediatric kidney transplant in 1963 and more than 1,000 since then.

Higher Ground respite unit for homeless seeks to cut repeat ER visits

Patients living on streets struggle with follow-up care, medications.