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[Star Tribune, July 11, 2020]   It's been four months since the first cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota. Care for patients has improved greatly as doctors learn how to care for them better.
July 11, 2020
[Star Tribune, June 18, 2020]   Minnesota health officials received a long-awaited shipment of an experimental antiviral drug, remdesivir, used to treat COVID-19 patients. Learn more.
June 18, 2020
[Star Tribune, May 31, 2020]   People with heart problems have been getting the wrong message about avoiding care during the COVID-19 pandemic & are at greater risk of dying as a result.
May 31, 2020
[Star Tribune, May 24, 2020]   Most people sickened by COVID-19 survive, but in serious cases, the experience is harrowing, the effects linger and the long-term health risks aren't clear.
May 24, 2020
[Star Tribune, April 29, 2020]   Delays of nonessential surgeries in Minnesota have caused anxious waits for patients needing treatments. Soon, more procedures will get a chance to be done.
April 29, 2020
[Star Tribune, April 23, 2020]   Subtle shifts in the color of blood as it moves through a dense network of blood vessels can be a potent clue that a person has COVID-19, even if other signs of physical problems are absent. That realization has set off a national buying spree for optical medical devices called pulse oximeters, which can clip onto a finger or earlobe and detect color variations to tell how much oxygen is in the blood.
April 23, 2020
[Star Tribune, March 31, 2020]   Bachman's Floral donated 1,500 flowering plants to Abbott Northwestern Hospital in appreciation of health care workers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 31, 2020
[Star Tribune, March 26, 2020]   Allina Health members from across the organization volunteered to assemble face shields to protect health care workers working with COVID-19 patients.
March 26, 2020
[Star Tribune, March 15, 2020]   Leaders of Allina Health huddled Friday morning in a computer lab littered with emergency planning maps and whiteboards of COVID-19 data, and one at a time discussed the challenges and solutions if a widespread coronavirus outbreak emerges in Minnesota. Stocks of masks and protective equipment would dwindle.
March 15, 2020
[Star Tribune, January 10, 2019]   Allina Health System has created a partnership with Optum, the health services division of Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group, that could develop up to a dozen new ambulatory surgery centers over the next five years. Minneapolis-based Allina did not release financial terms of the development agreement, which was finalized in December.
January 10, 2020