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Since 1994, Snowbeck has covered health care stories at four newspapers including the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Daily Progress of Charlottesville, Va. He lives in St. Paul with his wife, two daughters and two cats. He graduated from Carleton College as a history major with a concentration in medieval studies. He serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists. He's also a runner.


Relieved Minnesota seniors rushing to get booster shots

People who qualify now, however, shouldn't feel they must rush to get their shots, one health official said.


When Medtronic execs want to get a read on COVID-19, they turn to this doctor

Dr. John de Csepel leads a team that directs the medical device manufacturer's COVID-19 response.


Medtronic recalls devices used for treating brain aneurysms

Regulators say there have been 59 reported device malfunctions, 10 serious injuries and two deaths related to the medical product recall.


Feds penalize UnitedHealthcare plans for underspending premiums on medical care for seniors

The sanctions block the Minnetonka-based insurer from selling certain Medicare Advantage plans in six states, which represent a small percentage of United's overall enrollment.


COVID-19 hospitalizations surpass Minnesota's spring peak

A total of 748 hospital beds across Minnesota are being used by COVID-19 patients, an increase of 70 beds compared with Monday's data release from the state Health Department. The spring peak came on April 14 when 699 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19.


What Biden's vaccine mandate means for Minnesota businesses

Sweeping new federal regulations will require employers with more than 100 workers to require immunizations or weekly testing.


Allina CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler to retire at year's end

Lisa Shannon has been named as the next CEO of the Minneapolis-based operator of hospitals and clinics.


Minnesota study finds no increase in miscarriage risk with COVID-19 vaccines

The report looks at patients from Bloomington-based HealthPartners along with large medical centers across the country.


Minnesota doctors, nurses battle 'compassion fatigue' with COVID-19 surge

Many are left wondering whether they can continue managing burnout while responding to the call of duty.


Mayo study finds antibody treatment can help COVID-19 patients

Among high-risk patients with mild symptoms, infused antibodies seemed to lower the risk of hospitalization.