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[Star Tribune, April 18, 2014]   The facial tics of Dr. Paul Satterlee ’s patient were vexing — maybe it was a neck injury, or bad strep throat? — until the ER doctor used a record-checking system to view the patient’s records from a competing hospital and discovered the young man had recently received a double dose of antipsychotic drugs.
April 21, 2014
[Bloomberg Businessweek, March 29, 2012]   Defective wires made by St. Jude Medical Inc. to connect heart-shocking defibrillators caused at least 20 patient deaths due to short circuiting, according to an article published in a leading cardiology journal.
March 30, 2012
[Kaiser Health News and the Washington Post, October 10, 2011]   Last spring, at a seminar for survivors of head and neck cancer in Minneapolis, Mary Harder looked around the room with some dismay. "There were several people who had exactly the same cancer as me, but their lives were much different because they hadn't had any rehabilitation," said Harder, 64, who eats on her own and moves her upper body with relative ease after undergoing surgery, chemotherapy and radiation for neck cancer.
October 13, 2011
[Associated Press, April 04, 2011]   The death of a Michigan teenage basketball player has renewed questions about what kind of heart checkup young athletes need to make the team, and a new study may influence that debate. The recurring debate is over whether to add routine EKGs to young athletes' pre-sports checkups.
April 05, 2011
[United Press International, November 17, 2010]   Many patients at risk for heart disease were rarely on primary preventive medications when stricken with an acute heart attack, according to researchers at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Kevin Graham , MD, lead investigator, presented their findings at the American Heart Association's scientific sessions in Chicago.
November 18, 2010
[Newswise, January 01, 0001]   Who: The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Mayo Clinic, and University of Minnesota are convening The Women and Heart Disease Summit in Minneapolis. Minnesota First Lady Mary Pawlenty is the honorary chair person; and co-chair people are Elizabeth Zane Grey, M.D., Sharonne Hayes, M.D., and Ruth Lindquist, Ph.D. They will be joined by a faculty of physicians, scientists, and experts in healthcare delivery.
April 27, 2010
[United Press International, March 10, 2010]   Non-traditional techniques are effective in reducing pain in hospitalized patients, U.S. researchers say. The therapies did not involve medication and were observed to relieve pain as much as 50 percent in a wide range of hospitalized patients.
March 10, 2010
[Marketwire, January 06, 2010]   VHA Inc., the national health care network, and 12 of its largest member organizations, including Allina Hospitals & Clinics, say the federal government should emphasize implementing GS1 data standards while they promote electronic medical records (EMRs), since both improve operational efficiencies and reduce health care costs; however, adopting data standards for supply chain transactions would cost far less to advance. Read the full story at .
January 13, 2010