Archives for July 2010

[Fox 12 News, January 01, 0001]   In order to get advice or a diagnosis on a minor medical condition, people are used to making an appointment and going to see their doctor. Now at New Ulm Medical Center, patients can take advantage of new, convenient services that allow them to check their symptoms and communicate with their physician via email.
July 28, 2010
[CardiovascularBusiness, July 26, 2010]   In-hospital mortality rates for patients diagnosed with aortic dissection are high at 26 percent, according to a study published in this month's Circulation : Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Implementing quality improvement protocols and a multidisciplinary approach to treat this condition can result in a 43 percent reduction in mortality and improve delays in care by almost two hours, the study’s lead author Kevin M.
July 27, 2010
[KMSP-TV Fox 9, July 26, 2010]   A man was rescued from Lake Nokomis on Monday. Brett Wildly was headed fishing when authorities say a 19-year-old man was hanging out with three friends mad decided to cool off and hop in from the dock.
July 27, 2010
[COON RAPIDS HERALD, July 21, 2010]   Dr. Stephen Remole parted with his signature locks Monday in the name of exercise. In a matter of minutes, Remole’s gray locks were piled on the grass of the park behind Mercy Hospital and electrophysiologist was rubbing his hands along his hair-free head.
July 27, 2010
[New York Times, January 01, 0001]   Common sense will go far. Plants should be presumed dangerous for consumption unless proved otherwise.
July 26, 2010
[KARE-TV, July 23, 2010]   One kidney donation, 10 surgeries and five healthier people. That was the result when an anonymous donor gave a kidney, starting a chain that helped five patients get transplants.
July 23, 2010
[Star Tribune, July 23, 2010]   Starting in August, new mothers will have a chance to multi-task in style in Buffalo, Minn. The local hospital is unveiling its new birth center, where every patient room will be equipped with an iPod docking station, a flat-screen TV and DVD player, a soaking tub, rocking chair and refrigerator -- oh, and a place for the baby to sleep, too.
July 23, 2010
[Star Tribune, July 23, 2010]   Starting in August, new mothers will have a chance to multi-task in style in Buffalo, Minn. The local hospital is unveiling its new birth center, where every patient room will be equipped with an iPod docking station, a flat-screen TV and DVD player, a soaking tub, rocking chair and refrigerator -- oh, and a place for the baby to sleep, too.
July 23, 2010
[Pioneer Press, July 23, 2010]   Hospitals in the Twin Cities and Fargo, N.D., reported Thursday an unusual series of five kidney transplant surgeries that shows just how far doctors are going to stretch the limited supply of organ donors. The so-called "kidney chain" got started this month with an altruistic donor in Minneapolis who donated an organ with no particular recipient in mind.
July 23, 2010
[Star Tribune, July 22, 2010]   An anonymous kidney donor last week launched a chain of 10 surgeries and five transplants at three hospitals in Minnesota and North Dakota. Though such exchanges have occurred in other states, this is the first time that such a complex kidney swap took place in Minnesota, long a leader in kidney transplantation.
July 22, 2010